Ex-Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong stripped of Legion d`Honneur
Paris: Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has been stripped of the "Legion d`Honneur" award, the best-known recognition in France.
Armstrong was given the rank of "Chevalier" - or Knight - in the "Legion d`Honneur" in 2005, the last year of his seven consecutive Tour de France victories. He was later stripped of those titles for doping, reports Sport24.
A Legion of Honour official, who wasn`t authorized to be quoted by name, said she was unable to indicate when the decision was made to remove Armstrong`s award.
She said the organization doesn`t traditionally announce it publicly when honourees lose their decoration.
The Legion of Honour was created under Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, and roughly a million people have received France`s highest honour so far.