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Armstrong stripped of ’00 Olympic bronze, two say

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 17, 2013 at 6:53 a.m.

— Officials familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press the IOC has stripped Lance Armstrong of his bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics because of his involvement in doping.

Two officials say the IOC sent a letter to Armstrong on Wednesday night asking him to return the medal. The move came after the IOC was notified by cycling’s governing body that Armstrong had not appealed the decision to disqualify him.

The officials spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the decision hasn’t been announced.

The IOC executive board discussed revoking the medal last month, but delayed a decision until cycling body UCI formally notified Armstrong he had been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and all results since 1998. He then had 21 days to appeal.

With the deadline expired, the IOC decided to take the medal away.

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PenLR says... January 17, 2013 at 10:29 a.m.

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