RSS
Lance Armstrong cuts ties to cancer charity
Armstrong at the Livestrong Challenge Ride in Austin on Oct. 21: The International Cycling Union said on Oct. 22 that it would strip the cyclist of his Tour de France titles for alleged doping.
Armstrong at the Livestrong Challenge Ride in Austin on Oct. 21: The International Cycling Union said on Oct. 22 that it would strip the cyclist of his Tour de France titles for alleged doping.
Cooper Neill/Getty Images
L

ance Armstrong on Monday severed ties with Livestrong, the charity he founded to fight cancer, and the latest thread to be pulled in the great unraveling of the disgraced cyclist's reputation. Armstrong has been abandoned by his fans and corporate sponsors in the wake of a United States Anti-Doping Agency report that contained damning evidence of years of steroid abuse by Armstrong, leading the Tour de France to strip him of his seven titles. Livestrong officials said Armstrong had stepped down to insulate Livestrong, which has raised $300 million for cancer causes, from the doping controversy.

EDITORS' PICKS

THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER

Subscribe to the Week