While many people are embracing and celebrating Caitlyn Jenner, a petition has been started on Change.org calling for the International Olympic Committee to revoke Jenner's 1976 gold medal from the Olympics.
The petition's author, Jennifer Bradford, addressed it to the IOC and wrote:"It has recently come to light that gold medalist Bruce Jenner is in fact transgender, and therefore, identifies as a woman. We congratulate Ms. Jenner on these new developments and wish her the best. However, this creates somewhat of a problem as Ms. Jenner (as talented as she is) claims that she has always believed herself to be truly female, and therefore, was in violation of committee rules regarding women competing in men’s sports and vice versa. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that we must ask whether or not it is proper that Ms. Jenner should retain her Olympic records in light of this, as we must now either claim that Bruce Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner are two entirely different people (which we know is not true), or that Bruce Jenner was, in fact, a woman participating in a men’s event. It is only fair to all involved that women receive their credit as champions of the Decathlon and that the men racing Ms. Jenner are not expected to compete with a superior, streamlined being such as herself."
Bradford added, "Thank you, and congratulations to Ms. Jenner for her courage! #givebackthegold."
The petition has more than 8,900 signatures by Thursday morning, exceeding the stated goal of 5,000.
Jenner, who won the gold medal in the decathlon, was married at the time. He hadn't started any hormone therapy.
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