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USOC refuses to deliver letter to Hamm

Updated: August 28, 2004, 7:43 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- World gymnastics officials were looking for a way out of the Paul Hamm medal mess. All they did was make more people mad.

The president of the International Gymnastics Federation asked Hamm to give up his all-around gold medal as the ultimate show of good will, but the U.S. Olympic Committee told him to take responsibility for the problem and refused even to deliver the request.

The dispute over scores has mushroomed into a bigger debate about sportsmanship, ...

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