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Armstrong Leaves Livestrong; The Right Choice?

Armstrong is off the road, and now removed from Livestrong, too. Is it for the best?

Allegations that Tour de France-icon Lance Armstrong used illegal performance-boosting drugs haven't just removed his glut of medals.

The 40-year-old cyclist Wednesday stepped down as chairman of the Livestrong Foundation, a non-profit cancer support organization he founded in 1997. 

Nike—a long-time partner of the famous biker—has also withdrawn its sponsorship from Armstrong, but not Livestrong.

Armstrong is facing a "massive report" from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that accuses him of doping between 1999 and 2005, according to dispatches by Fox Sports and the Associated Press.

Armstrong continues to deny the doping allegations; he will remain a member of Livestrong's 15-person board.

Was it the right choice for Armstrong to step down as chairman of Livestrong? Or should he remain in charge?

Editor's Note: This opinion piece first appeared on Nyack-Piermont Patch.

Melissa October 18, 2012 at 04:53 AM
Lance Armstrong can still do some good. Encourage him to come clean: http://goo.gl/12WvP

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