The IOC Refuses to Revoke Caitlyn Jenner’s Olymic medal
The International Olympic Committee has refused to revoke Caitlyn Jenner’s , formerly known as Bruce Jenner, 1976 gold Olympic medal from its database.
“Bruce Jenner won his gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games and there is no issue for the IOC,” IOC communications director Mark Adams said in a press release.
Adams’ statement is in response to a change.org petition that was recently launched by Jennifer Bradfrod from Fort Worth, Texas urging the IOC to revoke Bruce’s gold medal since she has recently transitioned into a woman.
The petition reads: “It is only fair to all involved that women receive their credit as champions of the Decathalon and that the men racing Ms. Jenner are not expected to compete with a superior, streamlined being such as herself.”
So far, the petition has 14,000 signatures and counting.
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Sources say that the petition might actually be a hoax from the infamous 4chan members who are responsible for the massive celebrity nude photo hack that occurred months ago.
But whether or not it is a hoax, the IOC stands by its decision to keep Caitlyn’s gold medal.
In addition to having her gold medal remain in the IOC, Caitlyn’s previous name Bruce Jenner might reportedly be changed in the Hall of Fame. Following her 1976 Olympic win, Bruce was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
But now that she has officially transitioned, Hall of Fame spokesperson Patrick Sandusky has revealed that the organization would gladly change Bruce’s name to Caitlyn once she fills out the necessary paperwork to make the change.