Lance Armstrong's bronze won't be reattributed

Feb 14, 2013, 10:02 IST | AFP

The International Olympic Committee said yesterday that it would not reattribute the 2000 cycling bronze medal stripped from Lance Armstrong because of doping

“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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