Lance Armstrong Officially Resigns Livestrong Foundation
Lance Armstrong has officially cut ties with the Livestrong Foundation.
Today, a Livestrong spokesperson confirmed that the disgraced former professional cyclist voluntarily resigned from its Board of Directors.
Armstrong helped create the organization 15 years ago after he nearly died of testicular cancer.
Armstrong had previously stepped down as the charity’s chairman on Oct. 17, a week after the United States Anti-Doping Agency released an explosive report that said the Texan had operated the most sophisticated drug program in sports history.
According to Livestrong, Armstrong stepped down to spare the organization any further negative effects as a result of the controversy surrounding his cycling career.
The move is the latest in the fallout surrounding allegations Armstrong used performance enhancing drugs.
Armstrong has not admitted to using the substances, but he has also chosen not to fight the charges against him.