U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
Armstrong told Le Monde he still considers himself the record-holder for Tour victories, even though all seven of his titles were stripped from him last year for doping.
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.
“If he really loves his sport and wants to regain at least some credibility,” said Thomas Bach, “then he should tell the whole truth and cooperate with the relevant sports bodies.”
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.
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 agreed to an interview with Oprah Winfrey in which he is to address allegations he used performance-enhancing drugs during a career in which he won seven Tour de France titles.
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.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says it will strip Lance Armstrong of his unparalleled seven Tour de France titles after he declared Thursday that he would stop fighting the drug charges the organization had laid.