IOC demands back Lance Armstrong's Olympic medal

IOC vice-president Thomas Bach confirmed Monday that banned cyclist Lance Armstrong has been asked to return the bronze medal he won at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Summer Games.

Banned cyclist won bronze at 2000 Sydney Summer Games

Lance Armstrong cycles to a bronze medal at the Sydney Olympic Games on Sept. 30, 2000. (Patrick Kovarik/Getty Images)

The International Olympic Committee wants Lance Armstrong to hand back his Olympic medal.

IOC vice-president Thomas Bach says Armstrong and the U.S. Olympic Committee had been asked to return the bronze medal that the American won at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney.

Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life from elite sports.

The IOC also stripped him of his bronze medal.

Bach says there was no legal dispute involved.

Bach says "what we are lacking — sadly, but I hope we can still come to the result — is just getting back the medal. But legally, the case for the IOC is closed."