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Police recover stolen gold medal

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- Police have recovered the Olympic gold medal that was stolen a week ago from the Southern California home of the women's skeleton winner in the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.

Tristan Gale Geisler told the San Diego Union-Tribune on Tuesday that police found her medal, her Olympic ring, a computer hard drive containing family photographs and other stolen items.

Officers raided an Oceanside house and arrested three men.

Geisler says burglars broke into her Oceanside home through a first-floor alley window while she was walking her dog Jan. 26. A neighbor noticed the suspicious activity and wrote down a license plate number.

Geisler was overjoyed when detectives called to say they had found her property. She says the detective made her promise to get a safety deposit box for the medal.