Lance Armstrong Finally Returns Olympic Medal

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Sept. 12 2013 9:04 PM

Lance Armstrong Finally Returns Olympic Medal

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Lance Armstrong races to win the bronze medal in the men's individual time trial of the Sydney Olympic Games.

Photo by PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images

It took a while and some prodding. But, days after the International Olympic Committee revealed that Lance Armstrong had not returned the bronze Olympic medal that he had been stripped of after admitting to performance enhancing drug use, Armstrong finally gave up the hardware.

In a Tweet today the cyclist said he had returned the medal to the U.S. Olympic Committee.

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USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky confirmed on Twitter that the medal had been returned.

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