IOC Awaiting Return Of Lance Armstrong’s Medal

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 09, 2013 (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) are awaiting the return of disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong's Olympic bronze medal from the 2000 Games in Sydney nine months after they asked for it back, the head of the IOC's judicial commission, Thomas Bach, revealed on Monday. The IOC had written to Armstrong -- who was third in the time-trial … [Read more...]

IOC Will Not Reattribute Armstrong’s Bronze

LAUSANNE, Feb 13, 2013 (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee said Wednesday 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 organization's executive commission in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC … [Read more...]

IOC Asks Lance Armstrong To Return Olympic Bronze Medal

by Stephanie Pertuiset LAUSANNE, Jan 17, 2013 (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday asked disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong to return the Olympic bronze medal from the time-trial event at the 2000 Games in Sydney. The IOC had written to Armstrong late Wednesday to ask him hand back the medal, IOC spokesman Mark Adams told AFP. The … [Read more...]

IOC To Consider Armstrong Bronze Medal

LAUSANNE, Oct 12, 2012 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday stated that they would be looking into the US Anti-Doping Agency's report into cyclist Lance Armstrong before deciding whether to strip him of his Olympic bronze medal. "The IOC is aware of the USADA report and is currently studying it with all the corresponding documentation," a spokesman for the … [Read more...]

Evans Named Australian Cyclist Of The Year

SYDNEY, Nov 12, 2011 (AFP) - Tour de France winner Cadel Evans was named the Australian cyclist of the year at an awards ceremony in Sydney, the fourth time he has claimed the coveted gong. Evans, 34, made history when he became the first Australian to win the race in July and in recognition of his achievement was awarded the Sir Hubert Opperman medal at the ceremony late Friday. … [Read more...]

Hamilton Returns His Doping Tainted Olympic Gold Medal

LOS ANGELES, California, May 20, 2011 (AFP) - Tyler Hamilton, who has accused seven-time former Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong of doping, on Friday handed back his 2004 Olympic Games gold medal, the US anti-doping agency (USADA) said. "As stated by the IOC, I can confirm that Tyler Hamilton has given his gold medal from the 2004 Athens Olympic Games to USADA and that we will … [Read more...]

Belgian Cyclists Receive Gold Medals – Over 60 Years Later

LONDON, June 8, 2010 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge has presented an Olympic gold medal to a Belgian cyclist - 62 years after he won it, The Times newspaper reported on Tuesday. Eugene Van Roosbroeck, 82, and his two team-mates - 81-year-old Lode Wouters and the late Leon De Lathouwer - were blissfully unware they had won the team cycle race at the 1948 … [Read more...]