Tuesday, January 15, 2013

IOC will strip Armstrong of his Olympic medal once Oprah confession airs


Once his confession of doping airs later this week, U.S cyclist Lance Armstrong will be asked to hand back his Olympic medal.
Armstrong will be written to by the IOC after admitting to Oprah Winfrey in the much anticipated interview that, despite years of denials, his seven Tour de France titles were powered by illegal stimulants - his confession  has since prompted the world's leading crusader against drugs in sport to question cycling's place in the Olympic Games.
Winfrey who appeared on CBS earlier today confirmed that the 41-year-old ashamed icon admitted to cheating. Asked if Armstrong was remorseful, Winfrey said: 'I choose not to characterize. I would rather people make their own decisions. I thought he was serious. I thought he certainly prepared himself for this moment. He met the moment.'
The International Olympic Committee revealed to Reuter that they plan on dumping cycling from the games if confessions from Armstrong reveal complicity by the sport’s governing body In(ternational Cycling Union) with doping.