Backers continue to drop for Lance Armstrong

Last updated 09:22 22/11/2012

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Will Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos dream scenario come true in Super Bowl? David Nyika beats Sam Watt to become undisputed New Zealand number one 'We took drugs': Chinese athletes confess to doping in secret letter Charlotte Pointon leads NZ White Sox to a rare win over Australian opposition Japan set for rich Olympic medal haul in Rio de Janeiro - analysts Beers and tears as family, friends and fans pay tribute to Kelly McGarry Kiwi UFC fighter Mark Hunt: dying in the ring would be the best feeling BMX legend Dave Mirra found dead aged 41 NZ heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker rises to top contender with WBO Carolina Panthers' freakish quarterback Cam Newton is Super Bowl's next big bling

Tufts University in Massachusetts in the United States has rescinded Lance Armstrong's honourary degree.

A university spokeswoman says the school's trustees voted unanimously at their meeting this month to rescind the doctor of humane letters bestowed upon Armstrong in 2006.

During his keynote speech in which he revealed a Tufts cycling jersey beneath his academic robes, Armstrong talked about his battle with testicular cancer and the need for everyone to get involved. He told graduates: "Be active. Be involved. Be heard. Be aggressive. Be smart. Don't be afraid."

The university said that while respecting Armstrong's cancer-fighting efforts, the board concluded his "actions as an athlete are inconsistent with the values of the university."

Armstrong was stripped of seven Tour De France titles after the US Anti-Doping Agency revealed evidence of performance-enhancing drug use.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content