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Nelson may claim gold 8 years after Athens Games

Updated: December 7, 2012, 3:46 PM ET
Associated Press

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By PAT GRAHAM

AP Sports Writer

Adam Nelson never got to hear the national anthem playing in his honor at the 2004 Athens Olympics. The American shot put standout didn't get to sob as he sang along with the words, a gold medal dangling from his neck.

He missed out on that moment when he ended up with a silver that day -- behind a winner who was recently exposed as a drug cheat.

The International Olympic Committee executive ...

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