1:12 pm - Saturday June 25, 2022

Lance Armstrong dumped by Nike, his biggest corporate supporter, following doping report

438 Viewed admin 0 respond

Nike, the biggest corporate supporter of Lance Armstrong, has terminated its endorsement deal with the embattled cyclist following last week’s damning report by the U.S. anti-doping agency.

The move happened on the same day that Armstrong stepped down as head of his Livestrong cancer charity.

Order SSL certificates

“Due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade, it is with great sadness that we have terminated our contract with him,” the company said Wednesday in a news release. “Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in any manner.

“Nike plans to continue support of the Livestrong initiatives created to unite, inspire and empower people affected by cancer.”

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a massive report last week detailing allegations of widespread doping by Armstrong and his teams when he won the Tour de France seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005.

The document’s purpose was to show why USADA has banned him from cycling for life and ordered 14 years of his career results erased — including those Tour titles. It contains sworn statements from 26 witnesses, including 11 former teammates.

Order SSL certificates
News Feed
Don't miss the stories followNagpurVision and let's be smart!
0/5 - 0
You need login to vote.

Florida Travel: Great bargains for properties on both coasts

FIRST PIC: Leila McKinnon and David Gyngell’s son Ted

Related posts
Your comment?
Leave a Reply