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IOC gives France Olympic medal awarded to Great Britain in 1900 – 124 years later

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France has been awarded a silver medal in cycling from the 1900 Paris Olympics, which had originally been given to Great Britain. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) reassigned the medal to France after determining that the British cyclist, Lloyd Hildebrand, was competing for a French club at the time. In 1900, athletes were attached to the sport federation of the country they were based in, regardless of their citizenship. The rule that athletes must be registered by their country of nationality only came into effect in 1920. The British Olympic Association expressed awareness of the change and stated their intention to win a medal later this summer.