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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Biggest scam in the sports history.
Really??? Bigger than the American baseball players on Steroids & HGH? Or, not really because that was closer to home?
Poor guy is getting more attention than the ones are actually doing harm to others (i.e., bankers, CEOs, NRA lobbyist, etc.) Lance, you are still ok in my book.
If anyone has a spare clue, DesiGunda could sure use it.
And the hospital where he was born is claiming his testicles because he's not a man anymore.
I can't wait for the movie
Let him keep the Bronze. In no way do I condone his doping but bicycling has probably been the most widely-spread doped sport in history. Further, the Olympics sets the world's standard for testing robustness – so I can't believe Lance was doping at those games. Is it fair to punish an athlete for after-the-fact behavior? Did the Silver and Gold winners dope that year? Have they since?
Without dope, Big-Sporta would end same as Big-Pharma who supply them.
YOU get real.
how sure are they?
Oh i love this great decision of the ioc they are men of integrity i respect there courage .that's how it should be.shame on HIM.
let him keep the medal
Oh get real yourself. Pro and amateur athletes the world over have been doped for years. American truck drivers snort crystal meth and drive for 3 days in a row for crying out loud.
You legalized marijuanna for medical, and in Colorado, recreational useage. What's the big deal? Legalize dope for athletes. Why pretend?
Lance to IDC:
"You want my medal, like wow man I can't find it. Maybe I must have pawned it"...
If it were not for the fact that cheating happens daily in our government, our banks, virtually every other corporation, our professional sports teams, and with many average individuals, I guess I'd feel let down. Lance is just a product of a society that feeds from the bottom.
For those looking for the truth, read Tyler Hamiltons book.
You think it's cute that a roidded-out old bodybuilder suffering from the long term side effects of dope abuse (memory loss) became governor of California.
Lance to Olympic Committee: Medals??? We don't need not STINKIN Medals!!!
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