Adam Nelson Speaks | The Trailer

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Nov 28th 2012, 7:38pm | 899 views

Adam Nelson Speaks

The 2004 Olympic silver medalist may get gold before Christmas. But is it too little, too late?

by The Trailer

LONDON – By now you’ve probably heard that Yuriy Bilonog of Ukraine, the 2004 Olympic gold medalist for shot put, has tested positive for a banned substance when the IOC took a second look at a small fraction of the samples taken during the 2004 Games. And while the IOC will meet from Dec. 4-5 in Lausanne, Switzerland, to decide what punishment, if any, will be administered, one man, Adam Nelson, is particularly interested.

Nelson, 37, was the 2004 Olympic silver medalist in the shot put, and should Bilonog’s medal be stripped, Nelson stands to receive his gold medal eight years after the fact.

The Trailer: How did you hear about the news? Did any of the governing bodies contact you?

Adam Nelson: Nah, I haven’t heard anything from anybody officially. I got an email from a friend who’s a reporter, and he said ‘Have you heard about it?’ and I just read the article.

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