quasi in rem

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Our long national nightmare is finally over, oh and by the way, now another country totally hates us.:

"American gymnast Paul Hamm (news - web sites) will keep his Olympic all-round gold medal after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected Thursday an appeal from South Korea (news - web sites)'s Yang Tae-young.

'The Court of Arbitration has decided to dismiss the appeal,' a court spokesman told reporters. 'This means that the ranking of the men's individual gymnastics all-round event remains the same.'
Hamm became the first American man to win the Games all-round title in Athens on August 18 but just three days later it transpired he had been awarded the title due to a scoring error.
The governing body of gymnastics (FIG) ruled bronze medallist Yang should have been awarded the gold as he was incorrectly docked a 10th of a point from his parallel bars routine but refused to redistribute the medals.
At a hearing at Lausanne headquarters last month, CAS upheld the original result. "

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