Milestones

AFFIRMED. A gold medal for PAUL HAMM, 22, U.S. gymnast; by a sports tribunal; in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Court of Arbitration for Sport, in a case brought by South Korean gymnast Yang Tae Young, decided that it would set a dangerous precedent to withdraw Hamm's medal, won at the Summer Olympics in Athens, despite a scoring error that cost bronze medalist Yang a crucial one-tenth of a point, which would have been enough to earn him the gold.

AWARDED. to ALAN HOLLINGHURST, 50, British author; the Man Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty, the...