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Lance Armstrong gives back Olympic medal

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Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has returned his bronze medal from the 2000 Summer Olympic Games.
(David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

It seems that Lance Armstrong, stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, has now returned his Olympic bronze medal.

The U.S. Olympic Committee confirmed in a statement that it had received the medal from the disgraced cyclist. Armstrong let his followers know on Twitter.

The 2000 Bronze is back in possession of @usolympics and will be in Switzerland asap to @olympics. https://t.co/IxwLy4KD1f— Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) September 12, 2013

It was about eight months ago that Armstrong was officially stripped of his third-place finish in a time trial at the 2000 Summer Games.

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International Olympic Committee officials took this action after the much-hyped television interview with Oprah Winfrey during which Armstrong confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his record-setting career.

The USOC said it has made arrangements to return the medal to IOC headquarters in Switzerland.

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