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Nike cuts ties with Armstrong

2012-10-17 14:37

Cape Town - Sports manufacturing giants Nike have severed their endorsement deal with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.

"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.

"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 sporting goods giant said in a brief statement.


AFP

Comments
  • retlaw.yelmoc - 2012-10-17 15:56

    Nike seems to have chosen the wrong guys to sponsor it would seem. Or are all these stellar performances dodgy?

  • Tiaan Liebenberg - 2012-10-17 16:10

    Of course Nike will continue their support of livestrong - they get a very nice tax break!

  • tlethwane - 2012-10-17 23:06

    things going from bad to worse 4 Lance...hope he survives all of this...it's hard 2 clean up a name dragged up in the mud than beating cancer...shame.

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