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AP sources: IOC strips Armstrong of Olympic medal

Published On: Jan 17 2013 03:06:09 PM CST
Lance Armstrong 2000

Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Armstrong went on to win a record seven Tour de France titles that have now been stripped due to doping allegations. Here, he's seen following his 2000 victory over six-year rival Jan Ulrich.


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.