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Lance Armstrong's Foundation Drops His Name

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The organization Lance Armstrong founded to help those battling cancer has dropped his name.

A media representative for the organization confirmed to KUT News that the Lance Armstrong Foundation is now officially the Livestrong Foundation—a name that many already knew it by.

The move is the latest effort by the foundation to distance itself from Armstrong. The cycling champion was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency presented evidence against him.

Armstrong stepped down as the foundation’s chairman last month and resigned from its board of directors last week.

Laura first joined the KUT team in April 2012. She now works for the statewide program Texas Standard as a reporter and producer. Laura came to KUT from the world of television news. She has worn many different hats as an anchor, reporter and producer at TV stations in Austin, Amarillo and Toledo, OH. Laura is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, a triathlete and enjoys travel, film and a good beer. She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.
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