13 Nov 2012

Armstrong steps down from his cancer charity

8:21 am on 13 November 2012

Lance Armstrong has stepped down as a board member of Livestrong, the cancer-support charity he founded in 1997.

A statement from the charity said Armstrong had chosen to voluntarily resign from the Board of Directors of the Livestrong Foundation to spare the organization any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding his cycling career.

41 year old Armstrong, a survivor of testicular cancer, had previously stepped down as Livestrong's chairman after being banned for life from cycling as the central figure in the most sophisticated doping programme in sport.