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FIG Clears Morgan Hamm for Beijing
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The International Gymnastics Federation announced Tuesday it will not appeal a U.S. Olympic Committee ruling that will allow U.S. team member Morgan Hamm to compete in Beijing after receiving a warning from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

Hamm received a public warning July 3 for testing positive for triamcinolone acetonide at the U.S. Championships on May 24. Hamm had taken the substance via an anti-flammatory shot, but was required to seek a medical exemption for the substance. USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee determined the warning did not affect Hamm's quailfication to the U.S. team.

The FIG Disciplinary Commission held a meeting Sunday and Monday, and decided that it would not seek to appeal the USADA warning, clearing the way for Hamm to compete in his third straight Olympics.

The announcement comes the day after Hamm's twin, reigning Olympic champion Paul Hamm, announced he was stepping down from the U.S. team. Paul Hamm had been attempting to come back after suffering a broken right hand at the U.S. Championships.

 

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