IU Professor on Lance Armstrong Stepping Down from Livestrong
(photo courtesy of LanceArmstrong.com)
To avoid further controversy, Lance Armstrong has resigned as chairman of the Livestrong cancer charity which he founded.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency recently announced it has overwhelming evidence that the seven-time Tour de France winner took part in a sophisticated doping program during his cycling career. A professor of philanthropic studies at IU-Bloomington says he is sorry but not surprised.
Listen: Dr. Les Lenkowsky with 93 WIBC's Ed Wenck:
"I expected that his value to Livestrong was..much diminished as a result of the scandals," says Dr. Les Lenkowsky. "So I am not surprised that both he and the organization felt that the time had come for a parting of the ways."
Dr. Lenkowksy says the charity has been preparing for something like this.
"For the last ten years, it's actually been rebranding itself as a very distinct organization from Lance Armstrong," he said. "It's developed an independent and nationally prominent board of trustees."