This week Bruce Jenner officially announced her new identity as Caitlyn Jenner with an gorgeous Vanity Fair cover. This moving and amazing milestone opens up a lot of questions because of Caitlyn’s amazing life of accomplishments as Bruce! Most notably the Gold Medal Caitlyn, then Bruce, won for the decathlon in the infamous 1976 Olympics.
While some bigoted groups are campaigning to have Caitlyn stripped of her medal, the US Olympic Committee and Hall Of Fame is thankfully taking the opposite response! Caitlyn was inducted back in 1986, but her former name “Bruce” is attached to the honor.
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Patrick Sandusky the spokesperson for the US Olympic Committee announced that if Caitlyn is interested they will gladly change her name from Bruce in the official H.O.F. To obtain the name change all Caitlyn needs to do is file a formal request, to be reviewed and approved by the committee, then the official entry will be updated.
TMZ reached out to Caitlyn’s rep, who replied that she’s unclear if she’ll go through with the name change request or not. The U.S. Olympic Museum, which will house the Hall Of Fame, doesn’t open to the public until 2018, so Caitlyn has plenty of time to decide if the honor remains with “Bruce” or not.
Caitlyn has expressed that she’s understanding of all the uncertainties to sort out, given her iconic life, much of which will presumably be discussed and shared on her upcoming docuseries ‘I Am Cait’ which premieres on E! July 26th.
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[Photo Credit: Vanity Fair]