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Originally posted by TheRooster
reply to post by DeadFlagBlues
Not a fair assessment? I respectfully disagree with you. The Chinese team captain (an 18 year old I think) lands her vault on her knees and kicks Alicia Sacramone out of medal contention? What a joke! Add to that entering an athlete below the minimum age requirement established for all teams. Hardly a level playing field.
[edit on 8/21/2008 by TheRooster]
The willingness to win means nothing without the willingness to prapare.
Thursday, Aug 21, 2008 4:42 pm EDT
IOC orders investigation into He Kexin's age
By Chris Chase
The International Olympic Committee has ordered an investigation into the age of Chinese gymnast He Kexin, The Times of London reports. Faced with almost insurmountable evidence which suggests that He is two years younger than the birth date listed on her Chinese passport, the IOC has launched an inquiry that could result in the stripping of He's gold medals.
Originally posted by xEphon
But what they didn't tell you is that she is really a MAN!
As are some members of the US Team...
...and Michael Phelps father is a dolphin.
If incontrovertible evidence that Ms He is underage were to come to light,
Originally posted by azzllin
BTW i hope this HACKER is going to be extradited to face 70 years in prison? after all did he not just break into Chinese Government computers?
its ok for him to break the law, but a little Girl can't keep her glory?
Originally posted by LiquidMirage
However, the title of this thread is misleading in that light but ATS rules state the title of the article being posted is to be the title of the thread.
Originally posted by nightmare_david
The opening ceremony featured some CGI fireworks. Nothing to really complain about, but it was really obvious to me when I was watching that.
The girl who was singing wasn't the actual singer. She was chosen because she was "prettier". That's just pathetic and a complete insult to the actual singer. If that was never found out, that little girl would be sitting at home doing nothing while the "prettier" girl would be soaking up all the glory for doing nothing but lip synching.
China has been lying and cheating any chance they get and it's all being ignored by the IOC.
Originally posted by DeadFlagBlues
reply to post by TheRooster
... If you're the best at in the world at something at 14, fine with me. ...
Originally posted by mapsurfer_
reply to post by LiquidMirage
You know everyone feels bad for the athlete in this whole thing, however everyone has to play by the same rules. For me, its no different than say.. doping. You break the rules, you risk being disqualified.
[edit on 21-8-2008 by mapsurfer_]
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
But they broke the rules. Last night we saw an American 200m sprinter get DQ'd for stepping on the line, while an Antilles sprinter got away with it when he did it at the exact same time. .
IOC: Despite questions, no proof China cheated
BEIJING - Despite persistent questions about the ages of several members of the Chinese women's gymnastics team that won the gold medal, the International Olympic Committee said Friday there is still no proof anyone cheated and believes the controversy will be "put to rest."
The IOC asked the International Gymnastics Federation to investigate "what have been a number of questions and apparent discrepancies," spokeswoman Giselle Davies said. But all of the information the Chinese gymnastics federation has presented so far supports its insistence that its athletes were old enough to compete.
"We believe the matter will be put to rest and there's no question ... on the eligibility," Davies said. "The information we have received seems satisfactory in terms of the correct documentation — including birth certificates."
Chinese coach Lu Shanzhen told The Associated Press they gave the FIG new documents on Thursday to try to remove any doubts about He's age, including an old passport, residency card and her current ID card.
Lu said all the documents were issued by various departments of the Chinese government, and that he had nothing more to put forth as evidence.
"If these valid documents are not enough to clarify this problem, then what will you believe?" an indignant Lu said.
Persistent questions about Chinese, but no proof
BEIJING (AP)—Despite persistent questions about the ages of several members of the Chinese women’s gymnastics team that won the gold medal, the International Olympic Committee said Friday there is still no proof anyone cheated and believes the controversy will be “put to rest.”
China has again given the governing body of gymnastics documents that show its athletes are eligible, and coach Lu Shanzhen said the girls’ families are “indignant” that the issue won’t go away.
Lu said the Chinese gave the FIG documents Thursday evening that included the current and former passport, ID card and family residence permit for double gold medalist He Kexin. Lu said the documents all say she was born in 1992, which makes her eligible to compete. Gymnasts must turn 16 at some point during the Olympic year in order to be eligible.