IOC unsatisfied with Armstrong interview

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Phew, the national, nay world, nightmare is over: Lance Armstrong has finally admitted to doping and sport, as a whole, is pure. Also, no, and we may not be done with Armstrong, either.

IOC vice president Thomas Bach told the Associated Press after Armstrong’s interview aired Thursday that he was happy to finally have an admission after years of anti-doping investigations, but that talking to Oprah simply isn’t enough.

“If he thinks this interview would help him get credibility back, I think this is too little, too late,” Bach said. “It’s a first step in the right direction, but no more. If he really loves his sport and wants to regain at least some credibility, then he should tell the whole truth.”

The IOC would like Armstrong to state his case in a testimony under oath to the IOC, World-Anti Doping Agency, and International Cycling Union and provide all the evidence at his disposal “so that we can bring an end to this dark episode and move forward, stronger and cleaner,” according to a statement from the IOC.

“We have no new facts — not a single new fact going beyond the USADA report,” Bach added. “I still hope for a full inquiry, but in general, you have to consider the anti-doping system since then has changed very much for the better.”

Caitlyn Jenner: Olympic decathlon title one half of ‘ultimate double’

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Caitlyn Jenner says she has ultimate double — winning the 1976 Olympic decathlon and 2015 Glamour “Woman of the Year.”

Jenner sat down with Seth Meyers for an interview during a media tour for her memoir, “The Secrets of My Life,” which was released Wednesday.

She briefly mentioned her Olympic experience, winning the Montreal 1976 decathlon.

Jenner related it to her current work within the transgender community, one that she said is marginalized and misunderstood with high murder and suicide rates.

“What I’m doing today is mort important than winning the Games more than 40 years ago,” Jenner said.

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Syria-born Olympian takes advocacy role at U.N. refugee agency

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GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency has chosen as a goodwill ambassador a Syrian teenage girl who helped save a boat carrying fellow refugees and later became an Olympic swimmer.

Yusra Mardini was appointed as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador on Thursday, joining other notables like actress Cate Blanchett and author Khaled Hosseini in the unpaid advocacy role.

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi said Mardini “represents the hopes, the fears and the incredible potential of the more than 10 million young refugees around the globe.”

Mardini and her sister Sarah jumped overboard and swam for hours alongside their overloaded boat to reach Greece from Turkey in 2015.

She swam on the first Refugee Olympic team in Rio last year and has discussed refugees’ challenges with leaders like Pope Francis and President Barack Obama.

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