Following the release of a report that was by the USADA which contains sworn statements from 26 witnesses, including 11 teammates, Lance Armstrong will be stepping down as Chairman of the Livestrong cancer-fighting charity.
Armstrong announced Wednesday he would be stepping down. The report released last Wednesday was released to shed light on why the USADA decided to ban him from cycling for life and ordered 14 years of his career results erased.
Here’s an interview with his masseuse, where she claims he ‘sold his soul’ and also says that she’s certain he was the ‘ringleader’ of the doping.
“This organization, its mission and its supporters are incredibly dear to my heart,” Armstrong said according to the 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.”
Although Lance Armstrong continues to deny the doping allegations, he did not fight the USADA allegations through arbitration; and now is stepping down in an effort not to tarnish the charitable brand and have it suffer over his doping debacle.