“It (the medal) will not be reattributed,” IOC vice-president Thomas Bach told AFP on the sidelines of a meeting of the organisation’s executive commission in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The IOC last month asked the disgraced icon to hand back the Olympic time-trial bronze medal he won at the Sydney games in 2000 after he was stripped of his career record back to August 1998 for taking performance-enhancing drugs.
Armstrong admitted in a n interview last month that he used a cocktail of drugs to win cycling’s greatest race, the Tour de France, a record seven times between 1999 and 2005. Organisers of the race have said that they will not reattribute the winner in those races.
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