Sources say his Olympic medal is gone, Oprah interview looms
(NEWSER) – Tonight's the big night for Lance Armstrong, whose Oprah confession airs at 9pm ET. But it's also shaping up to be a big morning, and not in the most pleasant of ways. Armstrong's mantel looks to be one award lighter, reports the AP, which spoke to sources that say the IOC has stripped the cyclist of the bronze medal he won at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. The IOC reportedly sent him a letter last night requesting its return, after the 21 days Armstrong had to appeal his stripped Tour de France wins expired. (Oh, and cycling could get axed altogether from the Olympics, thanks, in part, to Armstrong.) In other news:
- The interviews about the interview continue. Armstrong yesterday spoke with the AP about it via text, addressing rumors that he was "not contrite" when speaking with Oprah. "I left it all on the table with her and when it airs the people can decide," he said, adding this maudlin statement: "I have no idea what the future holds other than me holding my kids."
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