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Jenner Petition: 14,000 Want to Revoke Her 1976 Olympic Gold

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By    |   Friday, 05 Jun 2015 10:19 AM

An online petition asking the International Olympic Committee to revoke Caitlyn Jenner's gold medal in decathlon that she won back at the 1976 Summer Olympics when she was a man because of her recent transition to a woman has garnered nearly 14,000 signatures.

The petition, started by Jennifer Bradford, of Fort Worth, according to Change.org, argued that Jenner, who is now recognized as Caitlyn Jenner, violated gender rules in 1976.

 


"We congratulate Ms. Jenner on these new developments and wish her the best," Bradford wrote on the petition. "However, this creates somewhat of a problem as Ms. Jenner (as talented as she is) claims that she has always believed herself to be truly female, and therefore, was in violation of committee rules regarding women competing in men's sports and vice versa."

"Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that we must ask whether or not it is proper that Ms. Jenner should retain her Olympic records in light of this, as we must now either claim that Bruce Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner are two entirely different people (which we know is not true), or that Bruce Jenner was, in fact, a woman participating in a men's event," says the petition.

The petition addressed Jenner directly, saying: "We urge Ms. Jenner to support the transgender community by giving up the medals earned by competing against the wrong gender."

The IOC's communications director Mark Adams told Yahoo News on Thursday that there is no conflict, according to the Olympic organization.

"Bruce Jenner won his gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games and there is no issue for the IOC," said Adams.

It's not the first such controversy involving Caitlyn Jenner within the past week. ESPN received numerous complaints when the sports network announced this week that Jenner would be given the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year's ESPY Awards instead of late college basketball player Lauren Hill, who died of cancer, or amputee Army veteran and crossfit trainer Noah Galloway, noted Yahoo Celebrity.

ESPN issued a statement standing behind Jenner's choice for the award.

"The Arthur Ashe Courage Award is meant to honor individuals whose contributions transcend sports through courageous action," said ESPN. "Sometimes that courage is demonstrated over the course of a lifetime and sometimes it is demonstrated in a single act that shines a light on an important contemporary issue. At all times, there are many worthy candidates. This year, we are proud to honor Caitlyn Jenner embracing her identity and doing so in a public way to help move forward a constructive dialogue about progress and acceptance."


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An online petition asking the International Olympic Committee to revoke Caitlyn Jenner's gold medal in decathlon that she won back at the 1976 Summer Olympics when she was a man because of her recent transition to a woman has garnered nearly 14,000 signatures.
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