Lance Armstrong has returned his medal to the Olympics Committee
According to @Velonews today, the competitive cycling journal, Lance Armstrong claimed on Twitter that he has returned his 2000 Bronze Medal to the USOC. He also attached a photograph of it with his tweet.
The journal then reported:
"Shortly after Armstrong’s tweet, another followed, from Patrick Sandusky, chief communications and public affairs officer of the United States Olympic Committee. “I can confirm that The United States Olympic Committee has received the bronze medal awarded to Lance Armstrong at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. The International Olympic Committee and the USOC had previously requested that the medal be returned. The USOC has made arrangements to return the medal to the IOC.”
Cycling fans on Twitter, and those who were affected by cancer, on the whole, seemed to be very supportive of him despite the scandal, with just a handful, who were still very annoyed at his cheating.
My own opinion was that it was right for him to return it, and wonder why it took so long. However, I will never forget his work in helping cancer victims and I myself, have used Livestrong on a number of occasions to obtain useful information on advice. I hope his medal goes to the next person on the list, and I hope he gets an award for his work in setting Livestrong up, although this may be pretty unlikely.