Livestrong is the Austin, Texas-based cancer awareness charity that was founded in 1997 by cyclist and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong. Armstrong—winner of the Tour de France seven consecutive times from 1999-2005—had frequently been accused of doping to win those races. An article in the August 2010 GQ magazine was titled “Lie Strong.” The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) issued a lifetime ban against Armstrong in 2012.
In January 2013, Lance Armstrong was interviewed by television talk show host Oprah Winfrey about the doping allegations. The New York (NY) Post made a cover parody of the LIVESTRONG charity bracelet on January 15, 2013, removing one letter to form the word “LIESTRONG.” A similar “LIESTRONG” bracelet illustration had also been drawn for the Chicago (IL) Tribune by cartoonist Scott Stantis in October 2012.
Wikipedia: Livestrong Foundation
The Livestrong Foundation, formerly known as the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), is a United States 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides support for people affected by cancer, initially founded in 1997 by cancer survivor, cyclist Lance Armstrong. The organization is based in Austin, Texas.
The Livestrong Foundation states that its mission is ‘to inspire and empower’ cancer survivors and their families. The LAF also aims to provide practical information and tools for people affected by cancer - but no longer provides funding for direct cancer research.
On October 17, 2012, it was announced that Armstrong had chosen to step down as chairman of the foundation in the wake of the doping scandal surrounding him.
On November 12, 2012, it was further announced that Armstrong had resigned from the board of directors effective November 4.
On November 14, 2012 it was announced that the Lance Armstrong Foundation had dropped Armstrong’s name and would henceforth be known as the Livestrong Foundation.
Is Lance Armstrong a doper? At this point, that is officially irrelevant. Lance, you’ve got your story, and even if you’re lying through your teeth, we need you to stick to it
BY ANDREW CORSELLO
Look, I’m not saying Lance Armstrong is lying.
Someone’s pants are seriously on fire - the guy must be a perfect fit with LA’s posse. Maybe the real reason they hired him is to put the Lie in Liestrong.
Past Yo’ Bedtime
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2012
Is Lance Armstrong guilty of blood doping? Who knows. If he is, he’s one of the most arrogant liars ever. He’d make Eldrick Woods look like Abe Lincoln. If he’s innocent, he’s getting screwed.
Lance Armstrong’s legacy may withstand accusations
By Michael Pearson, CNN
updated 8:45 AM EDT, Wed October 17, 2012
Critics have struck out the “V” to make it read what they accuse Armstrong of doing for more than a decade: “LIE STRONG.”
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
Updated: 7:24 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 | Posted: 6:05 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013
Golden’s Nuggets: Did Lance Livestrong or Liestrong?
By Cedric Golden
Nothing that Lance Armstrong says to Oprah Winfrey will change what we already know about him. He engaged in fraudulent behavior for his entire cycling career while portraying himself as a squeaky clean humanitarian who never rode dirty.
Monday’s apology to members of the Livestrong Foundation and the reported acknowledgment to Oprah that yes, he used performance-enhancing drugs should not change any perception of the disgraced former cycling star. Huge damage was still inflicted to his foundation, the sport, his former competitors, teammates and fans who believed him.
The Huffington Post
Liestrong New York Post Cover Skewers Lance Armstrong After Reported Doping Confession
Posted: 01/15/2013 10:43 am EST | Updated: 01/15/2013 10:43 am EST
The day after Lance Armstrong reportedly confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs during an interview with Oprah, the New York Post skewered the disgraced cyclist with a memorable front cover image.
The Post made a major statement by making a minor alteration to the yellow bracelets that were sold by Livestrong, the foundation founded by Armstrong to support people affected by cancer. In the wake of a damning report by the USADA that resulted in Armstrong’s ban from cycling and loss of his Tour de France titles, he resigned from his post with the foundation in November 2012.
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/15/2013 15:00 -0500
We realize the subject matter is about as tangential to the core themes discussed here as possible, but since hypocrisy of this magnitude has to be seen to be believed, and traditionally was only possible when emanating from the Federal Reserve (did we say tangential?) we present: Liestrong… in his own words.
Yesterday’s “Liestrong” NY Post cover is eerily similar to Scott Stantis cartoon from October
By Madison Underwood |
on January 16, 2013 at 4:37 PM
An October cartoon by Chicago Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis, formerly of The Birmingham News, looks like it could have been the inspiration for yesterday’s cover of the New York Post.
Is it a rip-off?