“Today therefore, to spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career, I will conclude my chairmanship.”The antidoping agency’s report was to show why the agency has banned Armstrong from cycling for life and ordered 14 years of his career results erased, including his Tour titles. It contains sworn statements from 26 witnesses, including 11 former teammates, financial statements and laboratory results.Kelley O’Keefe, professor of brand strategy at Virginia Commonwealth University, said that the charity already may be permanently damaged and that Armstrong may never be able to fully resume his public role.”From the brand perspective, Armstrong is done,” O’Keefe said.O’Keefe compared Armstrong to Woods and Vick, who were able to return to competition to help redeem their image.”Armstrong doesn’t have that. He’s just a retired athlete with a tarnished image,” O’Keefe said.Armstrong’s inspiring story of not only recovering from testicular cancer that had spread to his lungs and brain but then winning the world’s best known bike race helped his foundation grow from a small operation in Texas into one of the most popular charities in the country.Armstrong drew legions of fans and donations and insisted he was drug free at a time when doping was rampant in professional cycling.
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Armstrong declined through a manager to comment. He said at the foundation’s gala last month that the organization’s mission is bigger than him. “We will not be deterred; we will move forward,” Armstrong said that night. Adriana Lima,Elsa Hosk, Alessandra Ambrosio, Taylor Hill and Martha Hunt walk the runway during the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret)(L R) Martha Hunt,Jasmine Tookes,Taylor Hill, Josephine Skriver,Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid pose backstage during 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret).