Lance Armstrong cuts formal ties with cancer charity

Lance Armstrong has resigned from the board of his cancer charity - cutting formal ties with his Livestrong Foundation.

Armstrong resigned as chairman last month, but kept his seat on the board
Armstrong resigned as chairman last month, but kept his seat on the board. Credit: Reuters

New board chairman, Jeff Garvey, said he stepped down to spare the organisation any negative effects resulting from the controversy surrounding his cycling career.

The US Anti-Doping Agency accused Armstrong of helping run "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen".

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Armstrong cuts charity ties

Lance Armstrong has resigned from the board of his cancer charity - cutting formal ties with his Livestrong Foundation.