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. Buzzbeater

    Biggest scam in the sports history.

    January 17, 2013 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • DesiGunda

      Really??? Bigger than the American baseball players on Steroids & HGH? Or, not really because that was closer to home?

      January 17, 2013 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. DesiGunda

    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.

    January 17, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
    • StirrinThePot

      If anyone has a spare clue, DesiGunda could sure use it.

      January 17, 2013 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  3. John

    And the hospital where he was born is claiming his testicles because he's not a man anymore.

    January 17, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. ray

    I can't wait for the movie

    January 17, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. Colt45

    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?

    January 17, 2013 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    Without dope, Big-Sporta would end same as Big-Pharma who supply them.
    YOU get real.

    January 17, 2013 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. Name*wandel

    how sure are they?

    January 17, 2013 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. Rev Dr Felix Nwosu

    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.

    January 17, 2013 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. kelly in los angeles

    let him keep the medal

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

    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?

    January 17, 2013 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  11. Schtick

    Lance to IDC:
    "You want my medal, like wow man I can't find it. Maybe I must have pawned it"...

    January 17, 2013 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  12. screwedagain

    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.

    January 17, 2013 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff O'Dette

    For those looking for the truth, read Tyler Hamiltons book.

    January 17, 2013 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  14. Philip

    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.

    January 17, 2013 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  15. tiddyullin

    Lance to Olympic Committee: Medals??? We don't need not STINKIN Medals!!!

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