Lance Armstrong dropped by Nike

Nike Inc. has decided to sever its ties with former cycling champ Lance Armstrong. The reason? The insurmountable evidence showing that Lance Armstrong not only participated in doping, but misled Nike for more than a decade. In addition, he’s stepped down as chairman of his charitable foundation. Founded in 1997, the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s (commonly known as Livestrong) sole purpose was to raise money to support cancer patients and they successfully did raising over $500 million. “This organization, its mission and its supporters are incredibly dear to my heart,” Armstrong said in a statement. “Today therefore, to spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career, I will conclude my chairmanship.” A statement from Nike read: “Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in any manner. Nike plans to continue support of the Livestrong initiatives created to unite, inspire, and empower people affected by cancer.” ~BJ Lasala

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  1. Annie • October 17, 2012 @ 3:15 PM

    He still deserves all his wins/titles because other bicyclists who competed with him say ALL the cyclists were taking drugs. So that means he was still the best. So let him have his glory.

  2. Marc • October 17, 2012 @ 3:28 PM

    If that’s the case, then I agree…

  3. steve c. • October 17, 2012 @ 3:38 PM

    I disagree. Any athlete cheating (lets call it what it really is) should be banned permanently,as the drugs caused the endurance,etc,to be greater than was possible without them. If they all did,they should all be banned. Save the medals and accolades for true athletes, who use hard work,dedication,and honesty.

  4. Nobody Important • October 17, 2012 @ 9:59 PM

    Wow, what a fallen hero

  5. Nobody Important • October 18, 2012 @ 2:57 AM

    Nobody Important on October 17, 2012 9:59 PM
    Wow, what a fallen hero
    Get your own alias psycho.

  6. Germain • October 18, 2012 @ 5:44 AM

    To those who say that he should keep his titles because everyone else cheated, what screwed up world do you live in? With your rational, all athletes in the Olympics could just be taking steroids and it will be a fair contest?
    He is an arrogant prick who got fame and glory by winning titles using illegal means, he’s lucky to only lose his titles, he still has the money and will not go to jail.

  7. David • October 18, 2012 @ 10:40 AM

    At least a lot of good came out of this from the charity that was created.

  8. Nobody Important • October 18, 2012 @ 12:19 PM

    I didn’t post either of the above comments, how many people on site are angry at me for heaven’s sake?

  9. Judy • January 29, 2013 @ 2:21 PM

    This guys so good. He will become some famouse writer one day. New York Times meet BJ Lasa!!

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