Nike, which helped build Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong cancer charity into a global brand and introduced its familiar yellow wristband, is cutting ties with the foundation in the latest fallout from the former cyclist’s doping scandal.
Disgraced Tour de France cyclist and former Olympian Lance Armstrong has come clean, finally admitting what he’s been vehemently and angrily denying for 13 years.
The Livestrong charity that Lance Armstrong founded said that it expects the disgraced cyclist to be “completely truthful and forthcoming” in his interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“I would say he did not come clean in the manner that I expected,” Oprah said Tuesday on “CBS This Morning.” “I was surprised.”
Armstrong reportedly apologized to the staff at his Livestrong cancer foundation before heading to the interview with Winfrey.
Stripped last year of his seven Tour de France titles because of doping charges, Armstrong addressed the staff Monday and said, “I’m sorry.” The person said the disgraced cyclist choked up and several employees cried during the session.
Lance Armstrong has cut all formal ties with the Livestrong charity.
As far as cycling’s governing body is concerned, Lance Armstrong is out of the record books.
Lance Armstrong is stepping down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity to it can focus on its mission instead of its founder’s problems.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency erased 14 years of Lance Armstrong’s career on Friday and banned him for life from the sport that made him a hero to millions of cancer survivors after concluding he used banned substances.