24 Hour Fitness ends relationship with Armstrong

24 Hour Fitness ends relationship with Armstrong

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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2010, file photo, cyclist Lance Armstrong greets fellow riders prior to the start of his Livestrong Challenge 10K ride for cancer in Blue Bell, Pa. Armstrong said Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, he is stepping down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity so the group can focus on its mission instead of its founder's problems. The move came a week after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a massive report detailing allegations of widespread doping by Armstrong and his teams when he won the Tour de France seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005. (AP Photo/Bradley C Bower, File)

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by KVUE.com

kvue.com

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 18 at 4:38 PM

AUSTIN -- 24 Hour Fitness has told KVUE News it has decided to end its relationship with Lance Armstrong.

The fitness company sent this statement to KVUE:

"24 Hour Fitness remains committed to helping our members improve their lives through fitness and does not condone the use of performance-enhancing drugs or procedures. 

Given the evidence surrounding Lance Armstrong’s alleged actions, we have determined that our business relationship with Armstrong no longer aligns with our company’s mission and values. Over the coming weeks, we plan to remove the Lance Armstrong brand from our six co-branded fitness clubs and further improve these facilities to enable and inspire our members to achieve their fitness goals."

On Wednesday Nike announced that it has terminated its contract with Armstrong. That announcement came the same day Armstrong announced he would step down as the chairman of his cancer foundation, Livestrong.

 

 

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