As soon as a well-meant charitable effort is twisted into a Stanley Cup rallying cry, all bets are off.
Nike, which helped build Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong cancer charity into a global brand and introduced its familiar yellow wristband, is cutting ties with the foundation in the latest fallout from the former cyclist’s doping scandal.
The problem is in the word still being used that immediately brings to mind deception, lies and fraud.
A person familiar with the situation says Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.
Lance Armstrong has cut formal ties with his cancer-fighting charity to avoid further damage brought by doping charges and being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.
Congratulations to the Titans, on the comedy event of the fall. That was some performance. Not that the Bears didn’t contribute, either. Or the broadcasters.
The stripping of Lance Armstrong’s seven Tour de France titles may have consequences that affect much more than the sport of cycling.
The fallout from Lance Armstrong’s decision to step down from his Livestrong cancer awareness charity, and Nike’s decision to cut ties with the disgraced cyclist, have been felt all across the nation, including right here in Chicago.
Nike has severed ties with cyclist Lance Armstrong, citing insurmountable evidence that he participated in doping and misled the company about those activities for more than a decade.
Lance Armstrong introduced himself as a seven-time Tour de France champion at a cancer conference Wednesday.