The Straits Times
Published on Nov 13, 2012

Armstrong steps down from Livestrong board


CHICAGO (AFP) - Disgraced cycling star Lance Armstrong has stepped down from the board of the cancer-fighting Livestrong charity he founded 15 years ago in the wake of a huge doping scandal.

Armstrong voluntarily resigned from the board on Nov 4, nearly three weeks after he stepped down as chairman, his replacement said in a statement provided to AFP on Monday.

He did so "to spare the organisation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding his cycling career," chairman Jeff Garvey said.

Armstrong has not completely severed ties with the foundation but "his visibility will be reduced," added communications chief Katherine McLane.