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

Written by | October 17, 2012 | 0
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. “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

Lance Armstrong steps down as head of foundation, gets dropped by Nike

Written by | October 17, 2012 | 0
In his first acknowledgment that his personal brand has been damaged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s voluminous account of what it characterized as “serial cheating” throughout his cycling career, Lance Armstrong resigned as chairman of the Livestrong Foundation he created to help cancer patients, he announced Wednesday. And in a further blow to Armstrong’s reputation, longtime corporate sponsor Nike announced it was terminating its contract with Armstrongbut would continue supporting the Livestrong initiatives.Nike is the foundation’s most substantial corporate partner, marketing a line of athletic apparel and equipment that bears the Livestrong brand. Nike was also the creative mind behind the wildly popular Livestrong wristbands that since 2004 have generated roughly $80 million

Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

Written by | October 17, 2012 | 0
Police escort Ivory Coast players off the pitch in Dakar
Senegal have been disqualified from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after a riot forced the abandonment of Saturday’s home tie with Ivory Coast. It is not yet clear whether the Confederation of African Football will take further action against Senegal. The match in Dakar was called off after 74 minutes, with Ivory Coast 2-0 up on the night and 6-2 ahead on aggregate. Caf has officially confirmed the result as a 2-0 win for Ivory Coast, sending them through to next year’s tournament. Senegal manager Ferdinand Coly said on Sunday that “Senegal will accept the sanctions”. He also apologised to Ivory Coast. Trouble flared after striker Didier Drogba scored his side’s second goal from the penalty spot. Visiting supporters were forced to leap down on to the pitch to escape