Paul Hamm

Hamm has a controversial gold, and an almost-gold.

Paul Hamm's bizarre fortnight -- disputed gold in the all-around and a silver on high bar after a tie for first -- added a new chapter Friday. Though FIG wants him to give up his gold, the IOC on Friday announced it would not issue a dual gold for the all-around title, despite a scoring gaffe.
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