U.S. Olympic Committee Willing to Change Caitlyn Jenner's Name in Hall of Fame

Jenner wins the Olympics (AP Photo)
Jenner wins the Olympics (AP Photo)

Not only will Caitlyn Jenner be keeping her gold medal, thankyouverymuch, but her name could be changed in the record books.

Jenner won the gold medal for the decathlon during the 1976 Montreal Olympics and was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1986. She obviously won as Bruce (she didn't announce her transition until April 2015 and revealed her new name earlier this week), but that doesn't mean that's how she has to be remembered in history.

"We admire Caitlyn Jenner's courage and wish her all the best," United States Olympic Committee spokesperson Patrick Sandusky tells Yahoo. "We would happily consider any athlete's request to have his or her personal information updated in our records."

Jenner has time to decide how she wants her name to be displayed. The U.S. Olympic Museum, which will be in Colorado Springs, Colorado, won't open until 2018.

On Thursday, the International Olympic Committee responded to an online petition requesting that the organization revoke the gold medal Caitlyn won as Bruce during the 1976 Montreal Olympics. A spokesperson told Yahoo that Jenner won the medal and "there is no issue for the IOC."

Sounds like Caitlyn has a Herculean amount of support behind her from the Olympics.