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U.S. men's 4x400 reinstated to gold

Updated: March 11, 2012, 2:47 PM ET
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ISTANBUL -- The men's 4x400-meter relay team from the United States was reinstated to gold after winning its appeal of a disqualification Sunday at the world indoor championships.

The Americans crossed the line first but were disqualified for "exchanging positions before take-over."

The U.S. appealed and was awarded gold.

The decision dropped Britain back to silver and Trinidad and Tobago to bronze. Russia, which had been moved up to bronze, finished fourth.

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