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Lance Armstrong steps down as Livestrong chairman
Fox News ^ | October 17, 2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 10/17/2012 8:16:59 AM PDT by Uncle Chip

AUSTIN, Texas – Lance Armstrong said Wednesday he is stepping down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity so the group can focus on its mission instead of its founder's problems.

The move came a week after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a massive report detailing allegations of widespread doping by Armstrong and his teams when he won the Tour de France seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005. The document's purpose was to show why USADA has banned him from cycling for life and ordered 14 years of his career results erased -- including those Tour titles. It contains sworn statements from 26 witnesses, including 11 former teammates.

Armstrong, who was not paid a salary as chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, will remain on its 15-member board. His duties leading the board will be turned over to vice chairman Jeff Garvey, who was founding chairman in 1997.

"This organization, its mission and its supporters are incredibly dear to my heart," Armstrong said in a statement obtained by The Associated Press. "Today therefore, to spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career, I will conclude my chairmanship."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: lancearmstrong; livestrong
Meanwhile, Nike, in reversing its earlier stand in support of Armstrong, said it was severing ties with Armstrong, but would continue to support Livestrong.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-cycling-armstrongbre89g0s0-20121017,0,7335458.story

1 posted on 10/17/2012 8:17:02 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
After the protests there at Nike yesterday, they did not want all that negative press, so they had to do something. For years and years Armstrong lied to everyone. He made himself rich doing it. Teammates were MADE to take drugs or get dropped and black listed. Go to the cyclingnews.com web site and they have the report there. Tom Danielson said he got sick on the drugs and finally left the team in depression because he could not do it any more. What really did it for me was George Hincappie finally coming forward and saying they all doped. If George did it, then Armstrong did it. Armstrong's arrogance finally caught up with him. FINALLY a liar and cheat is paying the price for lying and cheating. Good.
2 posted on 10/17/2012 8:20:51 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Scriptures clearly tell us we are in the last days, the end times. Christ is the only answer!)
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To: Uncle Chip

Cool! Maybe those twelve billion yellow wristbandies will become COLLECTOR’S ITEMS! Yathink? :-)

To tell the truth — as a triathlete and an Austin-area resident, I was a huge fan of Lance Armstrong during his heyday.

But — the stronger the love, the stronger the disgust at being duped and betrayed. And I AM disgusted by this sorry asshole and the way he played us all for SO long.


3 posted on 10/17/2012 8:23:44 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: RetiredArmy

If he cheated...fine.

But has USADA produced actual evidence that he failed a drug test?

The French tested him at every race and he never failed a test.

I don’t consider testimony from jealous cyclists as evidence, I want to see failed test results at actual races.


4 posted on 10/17/2012 8:25:15 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Nervous Tick
Does anybody know just what Livestrong does for cancer???

How much money does it donate to cancer research???

How much money does it donate to cancer victims for them to pay their bills???

What does its money go towards????

5 posted on 10/17/2012 8:28:26 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Nervous Tick

Maybe he faked his cancer too! LOL!!


6 posted on 10/17/2012 8:28:32 AM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: rbmillerjr

In good nature you’ve bought into Armstrong’s biggest lie. He’s failed tests before. Their is a mountain of evidence against him.


7 posted on 10/17/2012 8:31:50 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Vision

Ok, link me to the tests.


8 posted on 10/17/2012 8:33:07 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Uncle Chip

>> Does anybody know just what Livestrong does for cancer?

Dunno, I always thought they were in the wristband business myself. :-)


9 posted on 10/17/2012 8:34:47 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: RetiredArmy

The poll I saw was 160-10 that he was guilty on the cycling forum I went to. I figured that folks that would bother posting on cycling forums would be following the story closer than those who don’t care about the sport.

Freegards


10 posted on 10/17/2012 8:37:32 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: rbmillerjr
The French tested him at every race and he never failed a test.

The French tested Tyler Hamilton and George Hincapie and they passed every test -- and yet they admit to doping and EPO.

11 posted on 10/17/2012 8:40:07 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: RetiredArmy

Answer me this.

Lance Armstrong has been all over the news the last two weeks. One cannot go to a news site without being innundated with Lance news.

Benghazi??? Maybe a mention or two. Four dead Americans. Caused by the incompetence or the actual policy of this administration. Barely a mention.

Read all the Lance news that you want, but I believe that the MSM is using the story as the beard to block out any mention of the Libya massacre.

Am I crazy?


12 posted on 10/17/2012 8:55:40 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: rbmillerjr
He's had a couple and has been able to donate his way out of them, I think his first was in 2001. Here's one article...

http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/12726/AFLD-claims-Armstrong-was-regularly-tipped-off-about-tests.aspx

If you read Hamilton's book you'll be amazed at what was going on.

13 posted on 10/17/2012 8:55:40 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: rbmillerjr

I like the part where those who testified against Lance all got breaks on their punishment. I have confidence in this.


14 posted on 10/17/2012 8:58:50 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Vision

I’ll read it.


15 posted on 10/17/2012 8:59:18 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Nervous Tick

I found something:

IT’S NOT ABOUT THE LAB RATS
If Lance Armstrong went to jail and Livestrong went away, that would be a huge setback in our war against cancer, right? Not exactly, because the famous nonprofit donates almost ­nothing to scientific research. BILL GIFFORD looks at where the money goes and finds a mix of fine ideas, millions of dollars aimed at “awareness,” and a few very blurry lines.

OUTSIDE MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 2012
THURSDAY, JANUARY 05, 2012

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/athletes/lance-armstrong/Its-Not-About-the-Lab-Rats.html


16 posted on 10/17/2012 9:09:45 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: rbmillerjr

Great, post back to me afterward. A few of us my start a discussion chat thread on it.


17 posted on 10/17/2012 9:11:44 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Uncle Chip

Interesting. BFL


18 posted on 10/17/2012 9:18:49 AM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Vision

There is no test results displayed. Only the allegation that another anti doping agency cheated, which they deny.

“USADA has suggested its evidence includes proof that Armstrong had a positive test for EPO in the 2001 Tour de Suisse. This is disputed by the UCI, which denies it covered up test results.”

Read more: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/12726/AFLD-claims-Armstrong-was-regularly-tipped-off-about-tests.aspx#ixzz29ZhbP0dq


19 posted on 10/17/2012 9:40:29 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: rbmillerjr

“But has USADA produced actual evidence that he failed a drug test?

The French tested him at every race and he never failed a test.

I don’t consider testimony from jealous cyclists as evidence, I want to see failed test results at actual races.”

This is the only evidence that should be admitted. If you can’t prove he did it then you can’t prove anything. WADA has an agenda if you don’t know these people you haven’t lived...think Olympic committee and friends and the gravy train.


20 posted on 10/17/2012 9:45:13 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: A Strict Constructionist

Another comment. If they still have his samples, why, and if they do do they have every other riders samples. Have they been retested at the same level of rigor. I didn’t know you saved negatives only positives for litigation purposes.


21 posted on 10/17/2012 9:48:12 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rbmillerjr

Read the book and get back to me.


22 posted on 10/17/2012 9:56:46 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: rbmillerjr
George Hincappie had absolutely no reason to have anything against Armstrong. They were long time pals. The fact that George came forward, even when no one had pointed a finger at him, was proof enough for me. The “fact” he did not come positive on all those tests are explained in all the affidavits of the various riders and the medical help they had in low dosing and using solutions to washout their urine before tests, and that they had advance knowledge of those tests. Levi Leiphemer also admitted it though he never came positive either. He said he used it in low doses over his time with Postal and Discovery. They had at least three doctors assisting in this program. Go read all the affidavits. They pretty much lay it out where you see how they ran the program. Understand one thing, all those EX-Postal and Discovery riders who came positive, came up positive AFTER they left Postal and Discovery and were not under the programs and doctors to assist them. When they tried to do it alone, they got caught. Armstrong is guilty. Simple as that. People are going to have to come to an understanding that Humpty has fell off the wall and his aura is broken.
23 posted on 10/17/2012 12:46:08 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Scriptures clearly tell us we are in the last days, the end times. Christ is the only answer!)
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To: RetiredArmy

That’s a lot of words to say, “I don’t have any evidence of failed drug tests either”.

I’m not interested in jealous cyclists. It’s their word against Armstrong.

Over 500 tests during races and not one failed tests. I won’t be part of railroading somebody without evidence of a failed test during a race.


24 posted on 10/17/2012 4:37:24 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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