August 24, 2012 |
As the cycling world and fans of Lance Armstrong continued to absorb the seven-time Tour de France winner's announcement Thursday that he would no longer fight charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs, one of his biggest sponsors, Nike, came out in support of Armstrong. Nike, in a statement, said: "Lance has stated his innocence and has been unwavering on this position. Nike plans to continue to support Lance and the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a foundation that Lance created to serve cancer survivors.
October 22, 2012 |
You can add Oakley to the list of sponsors who have dropped Lance Armstrong like a hot potato in the wake of the USADA report detailing an alleged doping program on Armstrong's teams throughout his Tour de France championship runs. Oakley makes sunglasses and sporting apparel. Other sponsors that have dropped Armstrong include Nike, Trek Bicycles, Anheuser-Busch, 24 Hour Fitness and Honey Stinger. PHOTOS: Lance Armstrong through the years Oakley said it was waiting to hear whether UCI, cycling's governing body, would strip Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles.
September 12, 2013 |
It seems that Lance Armstrong, stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, has now returned his Olympic bronze medal. The U.S. Olympic Committee confirmed in a statement that it had received the medal from the disgraced cyclist. Armstrong let his followers know on Twitter. The 2000 Bronze is back in possession of @usolympics and will be in Switzerland asap to @olympics . http://t.co/IxwLy4KD1f - Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) September 12, 2013 It was about eight months ago that Armstrong was officially stripped of his third-place finish in a time trial at the 2000 Summer Games.
August 26, 2012 |
Lance Armstrong decided to rest Sunday, a day after taking second place in a 36-mile mountain bike race and two days removed from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency levying a lifetime ban and stripping the seven-time Tour de France winner of his titles. Armstrong, who announced Thursday that he would no longer fight the doping allegations despite arbitration remaining as an option, was supposed to follow the Power of Four mountain bike race in Aspen, Colo., with an off-road marathon Sunday morning.
October 21, 2012
Re "Livestrong's future," Editorial, Aug. 19 Lance Armstrong channeled enormous fame to fight cancer. Following his lead, my daughter Cece and I wore his Livestrong bracelet. We walked, ran, swam, rode and gave money, blood and time to defeat cancer. After Cece's cancer diagnosis, we wore leukemia orange beside Armstrong's yellow bracelet with "Cece Be Strong" inscribed on it. She died Feb. 19, a loving 9-year-old, courageous and hopeful to the end. On his bike Armstrong led the world's best across France.
July 24, 2013 |
There's nerviness -- that was Lance Armstrong denying for years that he had engaged in doping, aggressively insisting that the public and his sponsors should trust his word over whatever some of his colleagues in the sport were saying about him. Then there's chutzpah, the kind of eye-widening impudence that defies all our inner sense of logic and proportion. That would be Armstrong seeking to have a lawsuit against him thrown out on the grounds that his sponsors should have known all along that he was a liar.