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  • Athens Olympics on Day 11


    Today’s events in track and field at the Olympic Stadium include finals in the women’s pole vault and men’s discus. (ATR) 
    (ATR) The head of the international federation for gymnastics has quashed the possibility of awarding a duplicate gold medal as a way of atoning for a judging error in the men?s all-round gymnastics event.

    The U.S. and South Korea had been talking about a medal-sharing arrangement, but FIG President Bruno Grandi says that is not possible.

    The scoring error in the event let Paul Hamm of the U.S. take the gold which apparently should have gone to Yang Tae Young.

    International Olympic Committee spokeswoman Giselle Davies says changes to the results are up to FIG, not the IOC.

    A lack of issues in Athens led to cancellation of today?s meeting of the IOC Coordination Commission, says Davies, who says the meeting will resume on Wednesday.

    The schedule of events in Athens continues to shrink with events in 18 sports and disciplines on day 11. The midday gala in gymnastics wraps up that sport in Athens.

    The event that perhaps will draw the most attention takes place 500km north of Athens in Greece?s second-largest city, Thessaloniki where Iraq plays Paraguay in the knock-out round of the football tournament. A victory by Iraq would mean at least a bronze medal, the country?s first Olympic medal in 40 years.

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