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Australia claims 105-year old medals

AUSTRALIA is claiming four new Olympic medals, 105 years after they were awarded to the United States.

The Australian Olympic Committee said in statement yesterday that Francis Gailey, who won four swimming medals at the 1904 Games in St. Louis, was Australian and not American at the time. The AOC's official historian Harry Gordon says Gailey was Australian -- a student at Brisbane Grammar School and was aged 22 when he swam in the St. Louis Olympics. He emigrated to the US in 1906.


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