Lance Armstrong in 2009, wearing some of Nike's Livestrong apparel. Nike will stop manufacturing that line after the 2013 holiday season. And it is ending its support of the Livestrong charity. Nicolas Bouvy /EPA /LANDOV hide caption toggle caption Nicolas Bouvy /EPA /LANDOV The Two-Way Nike Is Cutting Ties To The Livestrong Charity May 28, 2013 Cycling superstar Lance Armstrong founded the cancer charity in 1997. After years of denials, he admitted in January that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his career. Nike earlier cut ties with Armstrong. Now it is parting ways with the foundation.