Livestrong Drops Armstrong From Name
Will now be known as the Livestrong Foundation
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For 15 years, since it was founded by celebrity cyclist Lance Armstrong in 1997, the cancer-fighting charity Livestrong has formally been known as the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF). No more. It was announced today that the charity has formally dropped its founder, the seven-time Tour de France winner, from its name and will be known, simply, as the Livestrong Foundation going forward. The Texas Secretary of State approved the name change on October 30, according to foundation spokeswoman Katherine McLane. “The move is the latest of several by the charity to separate itself from its founder, who has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles,” according to the Associated Press. “The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency revealed evidence of performance-enhancing drug use by Armstrong and his teammates.” Armstrong stepped down as the chairman of the organization back in mid-October, and formally resigned from the board last week.
Via Associated Press