Report: Armstrong Stripped Of Olympic Bronze Medal

The fallout from Lance Armstrong’s anticipated admission to doping continued Thursday with the International Olympic Committee stripping the disgraced cyclist of his bronze medal from the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Reuters reported

Armstrong has already been hit with a lifetime ban from the sport by the International Cycling Union (UCI), which also stripped him of his record seven Tour de France titles.

Reuters quoted an unnamed IOC official in the report:

“We have written asking for the return of the medal from the Sydney 2000 Games,” an IOC official told Reuters on Thursday after the decision to take away the last major title won by the disgraced American.

 

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