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Old 11-12-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong has cut formal ties with his cancer-fighting charity to avoid further damage brought by doping charges and being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

Armstrong resigned from the board of directors for Livestrong on Nov. 4. He had resigned Oct. 17 as chairman from the charity he founded but had kept a seat on the board.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency ordered Armstrong banned from the sport for life and stripped of his titles. The International Cycling Union, which had originally supported Armstrong’s fight, later agreed to wipe out Armstrong’s record seven victories.

Livestrong spokeswoman Katherine McLane said Monday that Armstrong “remains the inspiration” and is still its largest donor with nearly $7 million over the years.

In a statement, new board chairman Jeff Garvey said Armstrong resigned from the board to spare the organization any negative effects resulting from the controversy surrounding his cycling career.

“Lance Armstrong was instrumental in changing the way the world views people affected by cancer. His devotion to serving survivors is unparalleled and for 15 years, he committed himself to that cause with all his heart,” Garvey said.

Armstrong has not commented publicly on the USADA report and recently returned to Austin from Hawaii. Over the weekend, he posted a photograph on Twitter in which he is lying on a couch at his home with seven yellow Tour de France jerseys mounted on the wall.

Armstrong also has lost his personal sponsors, including Nike and brewing giant Anheuser-Busch, who dropped their contracts with him or said they would not renew when current deals expire.

Garvey said the foundation would continue to expand free services to cancer survivors and advocate on their behalf.

“Because of Lance, there is today more focus on the individuals whom this disease strikes, and on healing the person, not just killing the disease,” Garvey said.

USADA’s report accused Armstrong of helping run “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen” within his U.S. Postal Service and Discovery Channel teams.

The USADA report said Armstrong and his teams used steroids, the blood booster EPO and blood transfusions. The report included statements from 11 former teammates who testified against Armstrong.

Armstrong denies doping, pointing to hundreds of passed drug tests. But he chose not to fight USADA in one of the agency’s arbitration hearings, saying the process was biased against him. Former Armstrong team director Johan Bruyneel is also facing doping charges, but he is challenging the USADA case in arbitration.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:10 PM   #2
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He did a lot to promote awareness for cancer. Few knew it existed before him.

He should have raced on a unicycle though, it would have made a lot more sense. 1 ball, 1 wheel, 1 cause - cancer awareness.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:44 PM   #3
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He did a lot to promote awareness for cancer. Few knew it existed before him.

He should have raced on a unicycle though, it would have made a lot more sense. 1 ball, 1 wheel, 1 cause - cancer awareness.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:48 PM   #4
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:59 PM   #5
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Well, he gets a little tiny amount of credit for disassociating himself from livestrong before he taints it any more.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:21 PM   #6
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Here's Lance giving a fuck...

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Old 11-12-2012, 02:29 PM   #7
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Is it wrong that I feel bad for Lance?
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:35 PM   #8
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Here's Lance giving a fuck...

I'm pretty sure Lance is giving LOTS of fvcks. All those framed uniforms are now useless.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:38 PM   #9
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Here's Lance channeling Barry Bonds ...
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Just another asshole.
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I'm pretty sure Lance is giving LOTS of fvcks. All those framed uniforms are now useless.
Useless? To whom?
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Useless? To whom?
They lack any and all of the significance that they held prior to his dumb ass getting caught.
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They lack any and all of the significance that they held prior to his dumb ass getting caught.
obviously you've never competed.
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They lack any and all of the significance that they held prior to his dumb ass getting caught.
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obviously you've never competed.
He was the best cheater in a sport full of cheaters. I guess those shirts mean something.

Probably smart to distance himself from LiveStrong for now. However I think if he had just gone on a "break", he'd come back in 6 months and nobody would care. The public has a very short memory and tends to be very forgiving.
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He was the best cheater in a sport full of cheaters. I guess those shirts mean something.

Probably smart to distance himself from LiveStrong for now. However I think if he had just gone on a "break", he'd come back in 6 months and nobody would care. The public has a very short memory and tends to be very forgiving.
Competition at this level is basically entertainment to everyone else. He entertained, and made a sh!tload of money doing it. Armstrong didn't change the drug-slanted sport, he simply succeeded in it more than anyone else. I'm glad his team's doping unraveled, but I don't begrudge anyone trying to win in the sport using the same techniques as his competitors. That's not something to feel disgraced about imo, the tdf is still one of the most grueling competitions in all of sports.
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Love his latest Twitpic.

He did win after all in a contest of cheaters.

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They lack any and all of the significance that they held prior to his dumb ass getting caught.
He never got caught actually!
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He never got caught actually!
Lance logic.

What exactly would you accept as proof of his cheating?
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Lance logic.

What exactly would you accept as proof of his cheating?
A positive drug test.
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Hmm, you mean like his 1999 samples that tested positive for EPO?

Face it, he's a cheat. He's the white Barry Bonds.
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What is ridiculous is the donors that were asking for their money back because they felt they were "fooled".

It's a cancer charity, what is wrong with these people. How does him doping affect what the charity is doing...

Maybe now that he is resigning these people will drop it.
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What is ridiculous is the donors that were asking for their money back because they felt they were "fooled".

It's a cancer charity, what is wrong with these people. How does him doping affect what the charity is doing...

Maybe now that he is resigning these people will drop it.
That's a much bigger douchebag move than taking epo.
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Seriously, people wanted their money back? That is orders of magnitude worse than cheating...
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:27 PM   #23
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He did a lot to promote awareness for cancer. Few knew it existed before him.

He should have raced on a unicycle though, it would have made a lot more sense. 1 ball, 1 wheel, 1 cause - cancer awareness.
My sarcasm meter must need calibration. It looks like you're suggesting cancer wasn't well known before Lance Armstrong?
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Seriously, people wanted their money back? That is orders of magnitude worse than cheating...
There are a few of these articles, this is just the first on a google search.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/19/us/lan...ong/index.html
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What is ridiculous is the donors that were asking for their money back because they felt they were "fooled".

It's a cancer charity, what is wrong with these people. How does him doping affect what the charity is doing...
Because that 'charity' was formed on the back of all his bullshit. All of it's promoting and fundraising was made under fraudulent circumstances, and it's main purpose was to serve as a promotional vehicle for Lance.

The fact that it is a cancer charity is irrelevant.
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