Olympic Committee asks Armstrong to return his 2000 bronze medal
Lance Armstrong is seen with his bronze medal in 2000.
January 17th, 2013
08:13 AM ET

Olympic Committee asks Armstrong to return his 2000 bronze medal

The International Olympic Committee has stripped Armstrong of the bronze medal he won at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, an IOC spokesman said Thursday. The committee has told Armstrong to return it.

That news came on the day when the first part of Armstrong's 2 1/2-hour interview airs on Oprah Winfrey's OWN cable network and the Internet Thursday at 9 p.m. ET.

While Winfrey has not released details of exactly what Armstrong said in the recorded interview, she appeared to confirm media reports Tuesday that the former seven-time Tour de France champion admits doping and lying about it.

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soundoff (85 Responses)
  1. Philip

    "He" got rich, as if it's only him.
    get real man

    January 17, 2013 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. tiddyullin

    correction to above post...We don't need no STINKIN Medals!!!

    January 17, 2013 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Lance Armsrong will look like a freeze-dried prune stick in a few years ya know. He'll get his.
    Now, get the others who profit off of him and men like him, or legalize dope for athletes.
    Make up your freaking minds. Sheesh!

    January 17, 2013 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    *extra profit insured by dope, rather
    Millions and millions of extra profit dollars were made in the time it took a baseball to leave Mark McG's baseball bat and fly into the audience, who themselves paid extra to cover the cost of dope.
    The dope men like these use...the kind that can escape detection for a decade or more...it's not the same dope you fatso's at the gum are using. Your entire gym couldn't afford them even just for you.
    Lanceelot's team probably consumed a billion dollars worth, other teams, other billions. And that's just one non-contact sport. There are others.

    January 17, 2013 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    Go ahead. Legalize dope for athletes. Let NASCAR drivers use the same dope Ivy League students use to help them cram for exams.
    Get real you Americans.

    January 17, 2013 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  6. Know your bible

    @Rina. Wrong. When asked "How many times am I to forgive my brother?", the answer was "up to 77 times". McG hit more than 77 doped HR's, for example.
    You buddy Jesusers stop at "Thou shalt not murder"...read the rest of the over 500 commands of God. In them you will find commands to KILL your fellow man for certain and very specific reasons.
    Noah's flood and Sodom and Gomorrah say the same thing.

    January 17, 2013 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. stephanie

    People make mistakes...why take his metals away because of that. Who is without flaws or sins

    January 17, 2013 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    This shouldnt even be an issue. People take classes to improve job performance, some do yoga, some go to retreats to find their inner creative selves. This is basicly the same thing! Whats the big deal?

    January 17, 2013 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    That record will stand and we will get bored. Dope 'em and enjoy.

    January 17, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    Big deal. Any plain-old doper can hit the ball that far. Let's really dope 'em up and see how far.
    Perhaps ad a dope clause to Obamacare and fund doped athletes. Cut out the middleman so to speak. A portion of Big-Pharma's extra profits could go to buy weed for the underpriviledged to smoke. Or more morphine for hospitalized infants suffering from crackbabyitus.

    January 17, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    I bet a cure for prenatal hypertension could be found with adequate funding.
    Have doped athletes' paychecks deducted to cover a dope tax for funding cure discoveries.
    Right now, illegal profits from dope sales to athletes aren't on the books. Let US bring it in-house.

    January 17, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cow dope

    Meat and Dairy Rancher Association members used to illegally dope their "athletets" too. Dope to make cattle fat and cows give more milk was illegally used for years until congress made it legal in 1994.
    Legalize dope for athletes too.

    January 17, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Fred F

    Why give Armstrong so much airtime just drop him out of site, Oprah is just a media hound. Let the legal people take care of it, Oprah has her own skeleton in her closed.

    January 18, 2013 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  14. Cindy

    Armstrong need to return all of his metals, and move on with his life. What he did was wrong, and the time has come for him to remove his self from the public's eye. Oprah also need to be quiet, or she may find her self in the spot light in a negative way.

    January 22, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
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