LIVESTRONG http://kut.org en Book News: Does Lance Armstrong Have The Right To Lie In His Memoirs? http://kut.org/post/book-news-does-lance-armstrong-have-right-lie-his-memoirs <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist who admitted to doping earlier this year, is <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/cycling/2013/08/08/lance-armstrong-books-lawsuit-hearing-arguments/2633971/">being sued </a>for more than $5 million over false claims in his memoirs, <em>It's Not About the Bike</em><em> </em>and <em>Every Second Counts</em>. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:47:29 +0000 8477 at http://kut.org Book News: Does Lance Armstrong Have The Right To Lie In His Memoirs? Austin Marathon to Change Sponsor from Livestrong to Freescale in 2014 http://kut.org/post/austin-marathon-change-sponsor-livestrong-freescale-2014 <p>The <a href="http://www.youraustinmarathon.com/">Austin Marathon</a>&nbsp;will be changing tracks next February, metaphorically speaking.</p><p><a href="http://www.freescale.com/">Freescale Semiconductor</a>, a technology company based in Austin, announced this morning that it will sponsor the 2014 race, which takes place on Feb. 16.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.livestrong.org/">Livestrong</a> has sponsored the race for the previous three years.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:55:05 +0000 Natalie Krebs 7989 at http://kut.org Austin Marathon to Change Sponsor from Livestrong to Freescale in 2014 Nike Drops Livestrong Ties (Update) http://kut.org/post/nike-drops-livestrong-ties-update <p><strong>Update</strong>: Nike has produced merchandise with the Livestrong logo for nine years – raising more than $100 million for the foundation. But Nike will stop making the merchandise after this holiday season.</p><p>According to Livestrong Vice President of Communications &amp; External Affairs Katherine McLane, Nike will stop production before the end of 2013 – that's before the contract ends in December 2014.</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 18:02:18 +0000 Laura Rice 7905 at http://kut.org Nike Drops Livestrong Ties (Update) Livestrong: We Are Bigger Than Our Founder http://kut.org/post/livestrong-we-are-bigger-our-founder <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://livestrong.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">Livestrong Foundation </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">says it is bigger than its founder and it will survive</span><a href="http://kutnews.org/term/lance-armstrong" style="line-height: 1.5;"> past the scandal</a>&nbsp;surrounding Lance Armstrong<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:44:59 +0000 Ann Choi 6783 at http://kut.org Livestrong: We Are Bigger Than Our Founder Livestrong Marathon Organizers See Little Effect From Armstrong Scandal (Updated) http://kut.org/post/livestrong-marathon-organizers-see-little-effect-armstrong-scandal-updated <p><strong>Update:</strong> Omar Martinez, 27, was the overall winner at this year's Austin Marathon. He finished the 26.2 miles in just over 2 hours and 35 minutes. Kyle Smith, 26, was the fastest finisher from Austin. He came in 4th place overall.</p><p>Thirty-one year old Mariko Neveu of Austin took first place among the women. She finished in just over 2 hours and 55 minutes.</p><p>You can check your own, your friend's, or any other competitor's time at the Austin Marathon <a href="http://www.wetimeraces.com/RacingSystems/Results/2013/AustinMarathon2013/AustinMarathonResults.htm">results page</a>.</p><p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:27:25 +0000 Austin Feldman 6625 at http://kut.org Livestrong Marathon Organizers See Little Effect From Armstrong Scandal (Updated) Should Austin Rename the Lance Armstrong Bikeway? http://kut.org/post/should-austin-rename-lance-armstrong-bikeway <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://austinparks.org/our-parks.html?parkid=690">Lance Armstrong Bikeway</a>&nbsp;opened in 2009. It was an example of the city's enthusiasm for cycling&nbsp;–&nbsp;which was, in part, prompted by Armstrong's success.</p><p>It's fair to say that, because of Armstrong's cycling achievements&nbsp;and active role in supporting those fighting cancer, Armstrong was a sort of icon in Austin.</p><p>But after Armstrong&nbsp;<a href="http://kutnews.org/post/lance-armstrong-admits-using-performance-enhancing-drugs-updated">admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs</a>&nbsp;in an interview with Oprah Winfrey last night, the Austin community is starting to question if his influence in town is appropriate.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:42:59 +0000 Filipa Rodrigues 6251 at http://kut.org Should Austin Rename the Lance Armstrong Bikeway? Livestrong Foundation: Disappointed but Moving on (Updated) http://kut.org/post/livestrong-foundation-disappointed-moving-updated <p><em>(Updated at 10:40 a.m. to include Livestrong Foundation's CEO comments on The Today Show.)</em></p><p><a href="http://www.livestrong.org/" target="_blank">The Livestrong Foundation</a>—the Austin-based non-profit that Lance Armstrong founded to help people battling cancer—has been a major part of the conversation in the fallout surrounding the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's report on Armstrong's doping. Now, it's also a player after Armstrong's confession.</p><p>The Livestrong Foundation <a href="http://blog.livestrong.org/2013/01/17/official-statement-from-the-livestrong-foundation-2/" target="_blank">released a statement</a> following the first part of Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey.</p><p>The statement says employees are disappointed that Armstrong misled them during and after his cycling career. But it also says employees accept Armstrong’s <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/reports-lance-armstrong-has-told-livestrong-staff-hes-sorry" target="_blank">apology from earlier this week</a> and want to move on. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:40:00 +0000 Laura Rice 6247 at http://kut.org Livestrong Foundation: Disappointed but Moving on (Updated) Many Austinites Question Sincerity of Armstrong's Confession to Oprah http://kut.org/post/many-austinites-question-sincerity-armstrongs-confession-oprah <p>Lance Armstrong <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/lance-armstrong-admits-using-performance-enhancing-drugs" target="_blank">admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs</a> in an interview with Oprah Winfrey last night. For many Austinites, the much-anticipated confession was worth a special viewing appointment. And for some, it even called for a watch party.</p><p>A few dozen watch party attendees crowded around picnic tables on the patio and at the u-shaped wood bar at Little Woodrow’s on Sixth Street as they waited for the tell-all from the Texas native on his decade-long doping cover up.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:37:56 +0000 Marissa Barnett 6246 at http://kut.org Many Austinites Question Sincerity of Armstrong's Confession to Oprah Lance Armstrong Admits To Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs (Updated) http://kut.org/post/lance-armstrong-admits-using-performance-enhancing-drugs-updated <em>(We updated the top of this post at 10:40 p.m. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 04:40:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 6245 at http://kut.org Lance Armstrong's Foundation Drops His Name http://kut.org/post/lance-armstrongs-foundation-drops-his-name <p>The organization Lance Armstrong founded to help those battling cancer has dropped his name.</p><p>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. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:37:56 +0000 Laura Rice 5645 at http://kut.org Lance Armstrong's Foundation Drops His Name Armstrong Out at Livestrong Foundation http://kut.org/post/armstrong-out-livestrong-foundation <p>Lance Armstrong has fully stepped down from Livestrong, the cancer-fighting charity he helped create.</p><p>Armstrong <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/lance-armstrong-stepping-down-livestrong-chairman">stepped down as Livestrong chairman</a> in in mid-October. He apparently resigned from the board on Nov. 4, although news outlets didn’t catch up with that news until this weekend.<br><br>The <em>Washington Post</em> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/lance-armstrong-cuts-formal-ties-to-livestrong-resigns-from-board/2012/11/12/0fb9218c-2cce-11e2-b631-2aad9d9c73ac_story.html">spoke with a Livestrong official</a>. He told the <em>Post</em> the move was necessary to preserve Livestrong's viability:</p><blockquote><p>In a statement, new board chairman Jeff Garvey said Armstrong resigned from the board to spare the organization any negative effects resulting from the controversy surrounding his cycling career.</p></blockquote><p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:35:58 +0000 Wells Dunbar 5612 at http://kut.org Armstrong Out at Livestrong Foundation No One Will be Named Tour de France Winner in Armstrong's Place http://kut.org/post/no-one-will-be-named-tour-de-france-winner-armstrongs-place <p>The International Cycling Union (UCI) <a href="http://www.uci.ch/Modules/ENews/ENewsDetails2011.asp?id=ODg0NQ&amp;MenuId=MTYzMDQ&amp;LangId=1&amp;BackLink=%2FTemplates%2FUCI%2FUCI8%2Flayout.asp%3FMenuID%3DMTYzMDQ%26LangId%3D1" target="_blank">says no one will be named a winner</a> for the seven years that Lance Armstrong finished first in the Tour de France.</p><p>The governing body of cycling is also calling on Armstrong and others accused of using performance-enhancing drugs to return the prize money they were awarded.</p><p>The UCI also announced today it will undergo an external review to determine whether it did enough to ensure Armstrong wasn’t doping. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 16:17:38 +0000 Laura Rice 5461 at http://kut.org No One Will be Named Tour de France Winner in Armstrong's Place It's Official: Armstrong Stripped of Tour de France Titles (Updated) http://kut.org/post/its-official-armstrong-stripped-tour-de-france-titles-updated <p>This morning the governing body of cycling—the International Cycling Union (UCI)—<a href="http://www.uci.ch/Modules/ENews/ENewsDetails2011.asp?id=ODgzNA&amp;MenuId=MTYzMDQ&amp;LangId=1&amp;BackLink=%2FTemplates%2FUCI%2FUCI8%2Flayout.asp%3FMenuID%3DMTYzMDQ%26LangId%3D1" target="_blank">agreed to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles.</a></p><p>The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)<a href="http://www.usada.org/media/sanction-armstrong8242012" target="_blank"> banned Armstrong from sanctioned competition</a> for life and moved to take away his titles but it was up to the UCI to make the final call.</p><p>The Associated Press reports that Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France, has previously stated that the Tour will recognize any decision on Armstrong by the UCI.&nbsp; Prudhomme stated that should the UCI decide to strip Armstrong of his titles, the Tour's record books will show no winner from 1999-2005. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:28:04 +0000 Laura Rice 5408 at http://kut.org It's Official: Armstrong Stripped of Tour de France Titles (Updated) Lance Armstrong Stepping Down As Livestrong Chairman http://kut.org/post/lance-armstrong-stepping-down-livestrong-chairman Cyclist Lance Armstrong is stepping down from his role as chairman of the cancer-awareness charity Livestrong, the organization <a href="http://mediaroom.livestrong.org/press-releases/lance-armstrong-to-step-down-as-chairman-of-livest-0942846">said in a press release today</a>. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:38:39 +0000 5356 at http://kut.org Lance Armstrong Stepping Down As Livestrong Chairman