Livestrong founder Lance Armstrong announced Wednesday that he is stepping down as chairman of the cancer-fighting charity he launched 15 years ago, says the Los Angeles Times, though he will remain on the board.
A cancer survivor and the winner of seven consecutive Tour de France titles, Mr. Armstrong is at the center of a scandal that took a new turn last week when the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a detailed report on the accusations of widespread doping against him and his teammates.
Livestrong, whose formal name is the Lance Armstrong Foundation, has raised $500-million in its lifetime to support people with cancer.
“My family and I have devoted our lives to the work of the foundation, and that will not change,” he said in a statement.
Mr. Armstrong has denied the doping charges but said he decided to stop fighting them because the anti-doping organization’s hearing process was unfair.