International Olympic Committee responds to petition to revoke Caitlyn Jenner's Olympic medal

A petition is circulating to revoke an Olympic medal from Caitlyn Jenner, who recently revealed her “true self” in  stunning Vanity Fair photoshoot

In a rare move, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has issued a statement touching upon Jenner's transition.

Typically, the IOC is slow to address controversies arising from the public sphere —most recently, the committee dragged its heels to tackle Russia's anti-gay propaganda law in the months leading up to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, until the international pressure made it impossible to remain quiet. However, the traction gained by the petition apparently struck a nerve in the usually tight-lipped organization. 

IOC communications director, Mark Adams said: "Bruce Jenner won his gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games and there is no issue for the IOC." Read More