Cyclist Mirabella returns bronze from Athens games

Updated: October 30, 2005, 5:55 PM ET
Associated Press

LA HABRA, Calif. -- All in one day, Olympic cyclist Erin Mirabella lost her bronze medal and became a children's author.

Mirabella returned her bronze medal from the Athens Games on Friday -- the same day she signed a contract for her first children's book. She said it will be released next year.

"Both of those are firsts for me, and I think it is kind of ironic that they happened on the same day," said Mirabella, who plans to write a series of children's books. "When one ...

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