Friday, August 24, 2012

Sporting Kansas City issues statement on Lance Armstrong

Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman has issued a statement following last night's news about Lance Armstrong dropping his fight against the USADA.

Armstrong, due to his refusal to appeal against the USADA's decision, has been stripped of his seven Tour de France championships.

Of course, his charity is the current naming rights owner of the Sporting Kansas City stadium, meaning there's a bit of a local interest to the story.

Today, Heineman issued a statement, one that confirms the team will likely keep the name of the stadium on the park.

Full statement:
"The naming rights partnership between our stadium and LIVESTRONG provides an opportunity to spread health and wellness messages that emphasizes the spirit of cancer survivorship. LIVESTRONG’s focus is the fight against cancer and the support of 28 million people around the world affected by this disease, and we believe strongly in this mission. The statements made last night by the Lance Armstrong Foundation speak for themselves: moving forward and continuing the fight against this horrible disease."