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LibraryLady
08-21-2008, 10:34 PM
IOC orders investigation into He Kexin's age (http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/blog/fourth_place_medal/post/IOC-orders-investigation-into-He-Kexin-s-age?urn=oly,102564)


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.

This news comes on the heels of another Times report that details the findings of a New York computer security expert who found official Chinese documents that list He's age as 14 years and 220 days. Mike Walker used a Chinese search engine's cache feature to find He's actual date of birth on spreadsheets from a Chinese government website. The spreadsheets were taken down off the site recently and He's name had been removed.

I feel sorry for the little girl but this is so typical of China.

more at link

OwlMBA
08-22-2008, 03:44 AM
That investigation sure didn't last long. The IOC says there is no proof the athletes are underage and considers the matter closed.

Looks like the IOC is still taking bribes from the Chinese. They paid lip service to an "investigation" and then gave it up.


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."

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,408541,00.html

Sonnabend
08-22-2008, 04:50 AM
there is still no proof anyone cheated and believes the controversy will be "put to rest."

..not for the next fifty years.The IOC may have done a whitewash,...others wont be so complacent. Expect more on this.

Soon.

Rebel Yell
08-22-2008, 09:52 AM
The IOC just said that they expect their investigation to be done by the time the athletes lose their baby teeth. :D

In related news, China is getting back to normal. There is an ad in the classifieds for 10,000 Chinese drummers looking for work.;)