​Nike CEO: Lance Armstrong To Work Again? ‘Never Say Never’​​

Nike CEO Phil Knight terminated Lance Armstrong’s contract with the company late last year, but that doesn’t mean they will never work with him again.

In October 2012, Knight said that “due to seemingly insurmountable evidence” of Armstrong using PEDs, Nike would end its relationship with him.

When questioned by TMZ, on Jan 15, about the possibility of Armstrong reuniting with Nike, Knight stated, “Never say never.”

Then the reported asked Knight if he is waiting for an apology from Armstrong, Knight said, “No, we don’t have any plans for that.”

When asked if he was surprised it took so long to come out. The CEO stated, “Well the whole thing is sort of an unpleasant surprise.”

In addition, Knight said that he plans to watch Oprah’s highly anticipated interview with Armstrong this week.

Armstrong announced he was retiring from competitive cycling on from February 16, 2021 while he was facing a US federal investigation into allegations that he was doping.

A year later, he returned to a triathlon, and competed in several events. The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) charged him with having used illicit performance-enhancing drugs in June 2012. Two months later, he was banned for a lifetime from ever competing in sports that follow the World Anti Doping Agency code.

In addition, Armstrong was stripped of all the titles he had won since August 1998.

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