U.S. Gymnast Hamm Asked to Give Up Gold

Olympic gymnast Paul Hamm shows off his medals in New York, Aug. 26, 2004.

Olympic gymnast Paul Hamm shows off his medals during a promotional appearance in New York, Aug. 26, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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The International Gymnastics Federation asks U.S. gymnast Paul Hamm to give his Olympic all-around gold medal to South Korea's Yang Tae-young. Yang lost the gold due to a scoring error, but FIG refused to change the final scores. Hear NPR's Alex Chadwick and NPR's Howard Berkes.

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