Hearing set in challenge to Hamm's medal

Sept. 16, 2004 at 4:38 PM
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A hearing is set for Sept 27 in Switzerland on a challenge to an Olympic gold medal won by American gymnast Paul Hamm.

The hearing date was set by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Hamm won the medal in the men's all-around competition at the Summer Games in Athens, Greece.

His victory, by the slimmest margin in the history of the event, is being disputed by bronze medal winner Yang Tae Young because of a scoring error.

Olympic officials acknowledged that an error was made but refused to change the results of the competition. Yang appealed the decision.

Yang's appeal seeks to have the gold medal awarded to him with Hamm receiving the silver medal. The competitor who finished second in the event, Korean Kim Dae-Eun, would be third.

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