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    dmxplosive
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    2008 Chinese gymnasts cleared, but two from 2000 Games still

    Post by dmxplosive on Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:30 am

    2008 Chinese gymnasts cleared, but two from 2000 Games still eyed

    http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/gymnastics/news/story?id=3619325

    Though the case is closed on China's Olympic gold medalists, the age controversy in gymnastics is far from over.

    Documents confirm all six members of China's gold medal team at the Beijing Games were old enough to compete, the International Gymnastics Federation said Wednesday. But it wants more answers from two members of China's 2000 squad -- Dong Fangxiao and Yang Yun -- saying it "does not consider the explanations and evidence provided to date in regards to these athletes as satisfactory."
    It also is moving forward with a licensing system that would serve as proof of age for a gymnast's entire career.

    "It's not about the medal," said Dominique Dawes, part of the U.S. squad that finished fourth behind China at the 2000 Olympics. "The important issue is them righting a wrong and hopefully prohibiting future Olympians from being underage. It's really about making sure every athlete is doing things the right way."
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    Re: 2008 Chinese gymnasts cleared, but two from 2000 Games still

    Post by twoodcc on Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:15 am

    i still say that they looked too young

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