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Adam Nelson finally honored as 2004 Olympic champ

Updated: June 23, 2013, 9:15 PM ET
Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- With one of his young daughters in his arms and the other clinging to his back, American shot putter Adam Nelson finally completed his long-awaited victory lap.

Nine years after the Athens Games, Nelson was honored as the 2004 Olympic champion during a ceremony Sunday at the U.S. track and field championships.

"Better late than never," Nelson said. "The way I look at it is I've got the rest of my life to be the gold medalist."

Nelson was officially elevated ...

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