(AP) -- Adam Nelson never got to hear the national anthem playing in his honor at the 2004 Athens Olympics. The American shot put standout didn't get to sob as he sang along with the words, a gold medal dangling from his neck.

He missed out on that moment when he settled for silver that day - behind a winner who was recently exposed as a drug cheat.

The International Olympic Committee executive board just disqualified four athletes whose Athens doping samples were retested earlier this year and came back positive for steroids, including shot put gold medalist Yuriy Bilonog of Ukraine.

There's been no decision on whether the medals will be reallocated and, really, Nelson doesn't care as much as this: A cheater got caught.

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