Armstrong returns Sydney Olympic medal to officials
(REUTERS) - Disgraced retired cyclist Lance Armstrong has returned his 2000 Olympic medal to the United States Olympic Committee (Usoc) nine months after he was stripped of it, Usoc officials said on Thursday.
"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," Usoc spokesman Patrick Sandusky said in a statement.
"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 (International Olympic Committee)."
The confirmation came shortly after Armstrong had tweeted:"The 2000 Bronze is back in possession of @usolympics and will be in Switzerland asap."