Lance Armstong resigns from Livestrong board

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Armstrong resigns from boardLance Armstrong has quit the board of his cancer-fighting charity to avoid further damage in wake of his doping charges, the Star Tribune reported.

Armstrong formally cut all ties with the Livestrong charity on Nov. 4, the Star Tribune reported. He said he would still stay unofficially involved in the charity.

His choice to resign was "to spare the organization any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding his cycling career," according to a statement by Jeff Garvey, the foundation's chairman, CNN reported.

Armstrong had previously given up is chairman position during the scandal on Oct. 17, according to the Star Tribune.

"Lance Armstrong was instrumental in changing the way the world views people affected by cancer. His devotion to serving survivors is unparalleled and for 15 years, he committed himself to that cause with all his heart," Garvey said.

Although Armstrong has his seven Tour de France titles revoked, CNN reported Armstrong tweeted a picture of himself with his prized yellow jerseys in the background.

Armstrong 's personal sponsors, including Nike and Anheuser-Busch, have also dropped their contracts with him, the Star Tribune reported.

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