Lance Armstrong to be stripped of Legion of Honor medal?

By Sarah McClanahan,

French officials will spend several weeks investigating to determine whether Lance Armstrong should lose his Legion of Honor medal.

At the beginning of the year, we reported that, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong admitted to using performance enhancing drugs and blood transfusions to win seven Tour de Frances. His titles have since been removed.

Now, he may soon lose another achievement: the Legion of Honor medal, which he was awarded in 2005 for winning seven consecutive Tour de Frances. According to The Associated Press, Francois Sourd, head of the Legion of Honor, plans to investigate further along with other French officials to decide whether to strip Armstrong of the medal after he admitted to having an unfair advantage over the competition.

Although Armstrong apologized after the doping incidents, instead of viewing the racing additions as cheating, he commented that he felt he was merely leveling the playing field. While his goal is to win back the public’s trust, people were slow to forgive and forget.

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