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Nike finally dumps Lance Armstrong over doping allegations
The Daily Mail Online ^ | October 17, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 10/17/2012 10:14:58 AM PDT by Uncle Chip

Nike has announced today that it is cutting all sporting ties with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, citing insurmountable evidence that he participated in doping and misled the company for more than a decade.

The sportswear giant issued a statement this morning saying it was terminating Armstrong's contract 'with great sadness.'

'Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in any manner,' it said.

Just minutes before Nike’s announcement, Armstrong revealed he was stepping down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity so that the organization can steer clear of the whirlwind surrounding its founder. Nike has said it will to continue to support Livestrong.

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Together with Nike, the Livestrong Foundation has raised more than $80 million through the sale of yellow Livestrong wristbands since May 2004. The company also produces and sells a line of Livestrong-branded products, including shoes and T-shirts.

Nike is also expected to change the name of the Lance Armstrong Fitness Center building named after Armstrong at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: lancearmstrong; nike
Nike just did it
1 posted on 10/17/2012 10:15:03 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

At least he’ll have the memories....


2 posted on 10/17/2012 10:18:39 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Uncle Chip

They still have Michael Vick don’t they?


3 posted on 10/17/2012 10:31:32 AM PDT by xp38
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To: xp38

After January, they can get MooseChelle back.


4 posted on 10/17/2012 10:34:28 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Uncle Chip

Nike makes crappy cycling gear anyway.


5 posted on 10/17/2012 10:40:45 AM PDT by real saxophonist
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To: Uncle Chip

“Nike just did it”

Evidently, when it was time to dope up...Lance just “did it” too...lol


6 posted on 10/17/2012 10:54:59 AM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Uncle Chip

Nice to know Bills of Attainder are practiced by the US Government, even though the US Constitution forbids them...and Americans applaud. Sad. We don’t deserve this country.


7 posted on 10/17/2012 11:20:55 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Uncle Chip

The way you’re always pounding on Lance Armstrong, I’ve gotta wonder - did he steal your girlfriend once?


8 posted on 10/17/2012 11:34:30 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

It’s called news. Others write ‘em. I post ‘em.


9 posted on 10/17/2012 11:39:54 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Did you ever post any stories about Mark McGuire actually admitting he used steroids?


10 posted on 10/17/2012 11:45:32 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Haven’t seen any lately in the news. Have you???


11 posted on 10/17/2012 11:53:46 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Here’s one from 2010:

http://abcnews.go.com/WN/homerun-record-breaker-mark-mcgwire-admits-steroids/story?id=9534472

You’ve been here since 2006.

Did you post any like that?


12 posted on 10/17/2012 12:08:02 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

You mean articles with statements like this in it:

“Baseball commissioner Bud Selig issued a statement today, saying that he is “pleased that Mark McGwire has confronted his use of performance-enhancing substances as a player,” and that McGwire’s admission “will make Mark’s re-entry into the game much smoother and easier.”

Nope.


13 posted on 10/17/2012 12:16:21 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

How about this article:

http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20100111&content_id=7900248&vkey=pr_stl&fext=.jsp&c_id=stl

“I never knew when, but I always knew this day would come. It’s time for me to talk about the past and to confirm what people have suspected. I used steroids during my playing career and I apologize. I remember trying steroids very briefly in the 1989/1990 off season and then after I was injured in 1993, I used steroids again. I used them on occasion throughout the nineties, including during the 1998 season.

“I wish I had never touched steroids. It was foolish and it was a mistake. I truly apologize. Looking back, I wish I had never played during the steroid era.

Somebody wrote it.

“...Others write ‘em. I post ‘em.”.

Apparently McGuire never went after your girlfriend.


14 posted on 10/17/2012 12:23:43 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring
Apparently McGuire never went after your girlfriend.

He never went after other people's reputations either, or bullied other athletes into doping, or tried to intimidate them into silence, or lied in depositions, or had 26 witnesses lined up against his diminishing credibility.

15 posted on 10/17/2012 12:34:24 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip; Colofornian

Is that the point of your vendetta?

You’re getting as tedious as Colofornian with all his “Vote Obama - he wants to destroy the country, but at least he’s not a Mormon” posts.


16 posted on 10/17/2012 12:41:42 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring; Uncle Chip
You’re getting as tedious as Colofornian with all his “Vote Obama - he wants to destroy the country, but at least he’s not a Mormon” posts.

Do you always misrepresent others...or is this a new pattern for you?

I've never told anybody to "vote obama"...

I'm supporting Virgil Goode.

And frankly, FR voters in 43 states could vote for Goode -- and it won't make one single difference in ANY electoral vote in the bottom-line outcome of this election.

Obama would still win the blue states (FREEPER blue-state voters aren't going to give Romney any wins there); and Romney would still win the red states (if 100% of FR voters in clear red states voted for Goode, there's still no way Obama could claim ANY of those state electoral votes).

Those who don't embrace at least Goode votes in the non-swing states show they are more pro-Romney than they are anti-liberal; more pro-abortionist Romney than they are pro-life.

17 posted on 10/17/2012 12:52:32 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: DuncanWaring

Nice Try —

But I have no vendetta.

He put himself in the public eye and made himself a news story. He has only himself to blame.

He got others to do his dirty work and now he has you shilling for him.


18 posted on 10/17/2012 12:57:03 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: DuncanWaring; Colofornian
Hey, Duncan, you know the rules here. Don't take an argument from one thread to another.

Lance Armstrong knew the rules too but he thought they only applied to others.

19 posted on 10/17/2012 1:03:14 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: DuncanWaring

You missed the most important difference here, McGuire admitted it. Lance still denies.


20 posted on 10/17/2012 1:05:17 PM PDT by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Trek dropped Armstrong today, too. I really expected them to hold out longer than that.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/174567081.html


21 posted on 10/17/2012 4:34:42 PM PDT by FreedomForce (Lesser Evil 2012)
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