Today in metaphysics

An article that caught my eye, for its irresistible alternate reality space-bending wierdness (and the wonderful way the lead was written):

While driving to the Atlanta airport on Wednesday, Adam Nelson may have won a gold medal in the shot-put at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

In what could amount to one of the more peculiar outcomes in Olympic history, Nelson ascended to first place more than 3,000 days after the competition when doping officials ruled that the athlete who originally won gold at the Athens Games, Yuriy Bilonog of Ukraine, was guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs. His urine sample had been reanalyzed, and steroids were detected.

The article goes on to say that Nelson was driving in his Mazda3 hatchback when he heard the news, and props to him for not being overcome by how surreal that must have been and wrecking his car.


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