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IOC to investigate Armstrong's Olympic medal

  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to look into Lance Armstrong's 2000 Olympics bronze medal after the American was stripped last month of his seven Tour de France titles.

    "The IOC will now immediately start the process concerning the involvement of Lance Armstrong, other riders and particularly their entourages with respect to the Olympic Games and their future involvement with the Games," an IOC official said on Thursday.

    Armstrong, who won a time trial medal at the Sydney Games, was stripped of his 1999-2005 Tour victories after the International Cycling Union (UCI) ratified a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) decision to wipe out his results from August 1998.

    A USADA report that included testimony from several former teammates described it the "most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen".

    Armstrong, who overcame cancer to dominate the sport, has always denied doping.