The Lance Armstrong Foundation becomes the Livestrong Foundation

First he stepped down from the chair. Earlier this week he resigned from the board. Now the foundation strips his name from their formal title. Is Lance Armstrong about to do something?

Lance Armstrong’s cancer fighting charity has formally dropped him from its name and will officially be known as the Livestrong Foundation.

The move is the latest of several by the charity to separate itself from its founder, who has been stripped of his seven Tour De France titles. The U.S. Anti-doping agency revealed evidence of performance-enhancing drug use by Armstrong and his teammates.

Foundation spokeswoman Katherine McLane said Wednesday the name change was approved by the Texas Secretary of State on Oct. 30. Armstrong had previously stepped-down as chairman of the foundation and last week resigned from its board of directors.

McLane said the charity’s supporters recognize its already popular Livestrong brand, which the foundation has used for several years to raise money for cancer survivors programs.

Armstrong had returned to his Austin, Texas home earlier in the week. He posted a picture of himself lounging on a couch and looking at his Tour de France jerseys, saying “Just layin’ around”. Many took the post as just another sign of his blind arrogance. Others landed on opposite sides taking it to be either an affirmation of his wins or a desperate call for help.

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