Sunday, August 24, 2008

Olympics board seeks inquiry into age of Chinese gymnasts.


BEIJING: The International Olympic Committee has asked the world governing body for gymnastics to investigate whether members of the Chinese women's team were too young to compete in the Olympics.


The IOC instructed the international gymnastics federation, known as the FIG, to take up the issue Friday with the Chinese gymnastics federation and the Chinese Olympic Committee and report back to the IOC later in the day.


The FIG has asked the Chinese for official documents, including birth certificates, of its entire women's gymnastics team, according to IOC officials.


I'm actually pleasantly surprised by this. I figured they sweep it under the rug to avoid offending the Chinese.

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