The International Olympic Committee has stripped Lance Armstrong of the bronze medal he won in the bicycling individual time trial at the 2000 Sydney Games, and has written to the American to request the return of the medal.
IOC spokesman Mark Adams today confirmed the governing body’s letter to the rider in an e-mailed statement.
Armstrong three days ago acknowledged using drugs during his cycling career, reversing 13 years of denials by the record seven-time Tour de France champion and cancer survivor who was one of the world’s most revered athletes.
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