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IOC Allows Caitlyn Jenner to Keep Olympic Medals, Despite Petition

IOC Allows Caitlyn Jenner to Keep Olympic Medals, Despite Petition

IOC Allows Caitlyn Jenner to Keep Olympic Medals, Despite Petition

The International Olympic Committee has received the petition to revoke the gold medal of Caitlyn Jenner, but decided not to.

Jenner won the medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, and will still be able to proudly display them wherever she chooses. Fans began a petition for the committee to revoke the medals because of Jenner's recent changes. The IOC Communications Director, Mark Adams, issued a statement to Yahoo on the decision to allow her to keep them.

"Bruce Jenner won his gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games and there is no issue for the IOC," Adams said.

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Claiming that Jenner identified as a male at the time, there is no reason for the committee to get involved. The IOC announced in 2012 that transgender athletes could compete against the gender they identify with, as long as they meet the criteria. That person would need to undergo gender reassignment surgery and legal recognition of their assigned gender.

More than 13,000 people have signed the petition, but that doesn't dispute the fact that the medals were won fairly.