- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 28, 2010

The whirlwind week for U.S. bobsledder Steve Mesler’s parents has taken an another turn. They’re getting the money they lost by someone who scammed them on a rental home for the Vancouver Olympics back.

Procter & Gamble says it will give the Meslers every dollar they lost, about $7,300 by the family’s estimate.

Steve Mesler tells The Associated Press that his family is “so overwhelmed” by the gesture.

Ben and Lois Mesler tried to rent a house in Whistler, British Columbia, for the upcoming Vancouver Games from someone who responded to an ad they posted on a Web site. They found out late last week that the offer was not genuine, and have since found other places to stay free of charge.

Steve Mesler is a push athlete for the reigning four-man world and World Cup champion sled driven by Steven Holcomb.

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