Lance Armstrong has been stripped of the bronze medal he won at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the International Olympic Committee has confirmed.
The announcement comes only hours before Armstrong is expected to publicly admit to cheating during an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Lance Armstrong cannot expect to be redeemed after his brief TV confession. Names must be named.
Tyler Hamilton, a former team-mate of Lance Armstrong who implicated him in the doping scandal, has told ITV News, "I'm proud of him".
The self-flagellation makes for gripping television but it does not really amount to much in the long run.