Court case over, 'relieved' Hamm looking to London

NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer Published:

Olympic champion Paul Hamm is "relieved" and "happy" to have his court case behind him and is looking forward to focusing all his attention on the London Games.

Hamm pleaded no contest Thursday to reduced charges stemming from his September arrest in Columbus, Ohio. He says the legal woes were always on his mind, and there's "no doubt" they weighed on his training. Hamm competed for the first time in four years earlier this month, failing to make the finals at a U.S. ranking meet.

Hamm is considering moving to Houston to train with Jonathan Horton and says he thinks he can be an asset to the Americans in London. But Hamm says his days as an all-arounder are probably over.