Adam Nelson Gets 2004 Olympic Gold in Shot Put (USA Today)


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Yuriy Bilonog of Ukraine won the event at the 2004 Games, but was retroactively disqualified in December 2012 after officials ruled that he had used performance-enhancing drugs, the article notes.

The U.S. Olympic Committee has been given the medal to present to Nelson, who still holds the Dartmouth shot put record and was the 1997 NCAA champion in the event.

Read the full story, published 5/30/13 by USA Today via the Associated Press.

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