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South Korean gymnast appeals to arbitrator

6:43 pm | August 29, 2004 | On Sunday, South Korean gymnast Yang Tae-young filed an appeal with the international Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), asking the independent panel to direct the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) to change the results of the men's individual all-around.

Americans furious with call for Hamm to give up gold

7:01 pm | August 27, 2004 | The U.S. Olympic Committee angrily declares that it will no longer support the idea of awarding a second gold medal to Korean Yang Tae-Young after the International Gymnastics Federation wrote to gymnast Paul Hamm asking Hamm to give up his gold medal.

Amid controversy, Hamm adds silver

11:38 pm | August 23, 2004 | Despite talk of compromise and amid more judging controversy on a night that saw Paul Hamm claim a silver medal in high bar, the head of the International Gymnastics Federation tried to close the door on a second gold medal being awarded in the men's all-around competition.

Talks center on second gymnastics gold

4:23 pm | August 22, 2004 | U.S. Olympic Committee officials and their South Korean counterparts may seek to solve the dispute over Paul Hamm's gold medal in the gymnastics all-around by asking that a second gold be awarded to Korean Yang Tae-young.

Judges suspended but Hamm keeps gold

11:33 am | August 21, 2004 | The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) admitted Saturday an error was made in the scoring of the men's all-around, but emphasized it never considered taking away the gold medal from American Paul Hamm or awarding a second gold medal to Korea's Yang Tae-young, who finished third.

Hamm's medal win under review

10:39 am | August 20, 2004 | The International Gymnastics Federation is investigating the scoring of the men's all-around competition, and a USA Gymnastics spokesman said in a ``worst case'', American Paul Hamm might have to share his improbable gold medal with a Korean.

U.S. gold medalist Hamm nabs instant fame

12:11 am | August 20, 2004 | In one of the most dramatic comebacks in sports, in the closest margin of victory (.012) in Olympic history, Paul Hamm became a U.S. men's gymnastics legend and created his own Greek lore, all in one fell swoop.

Patterson completes U.S. gold sweep

8:53 pm | August 19, 2004 | Don't call her the next Mary Lou Retton anymore. Carly Patterson made a name for herself Thursday. She's the Golden Girl of gymnastics now.

Hamm rallies for closest win in Games history

10:41 pm | August 18, 2004 | When he walked over to the high bar at Olympic Indoor Hall, the final gymnast in the final event of the men's gymnastics all-around competition Wednesday, Paul Hamm had no idea he needed to score more than 9.825 to pull himself out of fourth place and take home the gold medal.

Stumbles cost U.S. women gold in gymnastics

10:35 pm | August 17, 2004 | For Americans, there was room for one error — maybe two — in the Olympic women’s gymnastics final, but not three, especially not against Romania, which claimed its third gold since 1976 at the United States’ expense on Tuesday.

Heigh-ho, silver for male gymnasts

10:56 pm | August 16, 2004 | The U.S. men’s gymnastics team came to the Athens Olympics with a unified motto: “One Team, One Dream,” but check that, and make it read: “One Team, One Silver Dream.”

Carly Patterson stands at the edge of fame

5:05 pm | August 16, 2004 | The Courtneys beat her at the Olympic Trials, but there was never any doubt that the leader of the U.S. women's gymnastics pack is Carly Patterson -- the 16-year-old Texan was second all-around in the world last year and reinforced that by leading all qualifiers for the Olympic all-around final on Thursday.

U.S. men romp through gymnastics qualifications

9:07 am | August 14, 2004 | After a nasty fall from the high bar, Team USA's Blaine Wilson nailed the rings and floor exercise during the gymnastics qualifications.

U.S. gymnasts look bound for glory

10:17 pm | August 12, 2004 | Four years after an Olympics in which no U.S. woman won a gymnastics medal — the first time that had occurred since 1976 — an entire team of highly regarded Americans says it is ready for powerhouses from Russia, Romania and China.

Gymnastics judge ready to monitor the mats

7:09 pm | August 12, 2004 | Jackie Fie has been part of 11 Olympics.

Hamms see double gold

8:01 pm | August 11, 2004 | On the eve of their second Olympics in a row, Paul and Morgan Hamm are the youngest male gymnasts - and the only set of twins - on Team USA.

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Phelps' big win: Taking the challenge

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Americans have forgotten how to play as a team

DAN BICKLEY | The Arizona Republic

Bade guns for gold, but comes up short

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