13 September 2013, 04:22

Cyclist Armstrong returns Olympic bronze medal

Лэнс Армстронг велоспорт допинг

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has handed over his 2000 Olympic bronze medal to US Olympic officials, nine months after the International Olympic Committee demanded it back, he said on Thursday.

USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky confirmed on Twitter that the American body had the medal.

Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life in October, 2012, after the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) produced evidence of widespread doping by him and his former team-mates.

Voice of Russia, AFP

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