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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