International Olympic Committee head Jacques Rogge said Saturday that Jan Ullrich could be stripped of his Olympic gold and silver medals from the Games in 2000 because of the admitted doping within the Telekom team. The IOC announced earlier this week that it was forming a disciplinary committee to investigate possible anti-doping violations in the Olympic games. "The IOC will investigate the revelations that have been made by the riders from Telekom, because several of them took part in the Olympic Games," Rogge said, according to the Belgian newspaper Le Soir.
Ullrich took gold in the men's Olympic road race in Sydney and stood on a podium that contained two of his then Telekom team-mates, Andreas Klöden and Alexander Vinokourov, who took the silver and bronze medals. The team's doctors, Lothar Heinrich and Andreas Schmid, admitted that they provided banned substances including EPO to the team in the 1990's.
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