Little China Girls … International Olympic Committee (IOC) Launches Age Probe for China Gymnast He Kexin … Just count the Birthday Candles
Does anyone really believe this girl was 16? Earth to IOC … under age gymnasts is a performance enhancing drug!!!
Instead of playing the China National Anthem during the Female Gymnastic gold medal ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, they would have been better served to have played David Bowie’s “Little China Girl”.
After much uproar and skepticism over the Chinese under age gymnastic athletes, International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to look into the allegations that many of the Chinese gymnasts may only be 14 years old. In a sport like gymnastics where ever move, appearance, bobble, and look is scrutinised by judges not only during the event but via laptop computer after the event is over … the IOC can’t seem to be able to actually verify individual’s birth dates! Why don’t they just take a look at the last birthday cake and see how many candles are on it.? That is if gymnasts were allowed to eat cake. In the end, it took a blogger to bring the IOC to their knees and the cry for an investigation.
China gymnast at 14 … Gateway Pundit
Suddenly she is 16
The International Olympic Committee has ordered an investigation into mounting allegations that Chinese authorities covered up the true age of their gold-medal winning gymnastics star because she was too young to compete.
An IOC official told The Times that because of “discrepancies” that have come to light about the age of He Kexin, the host nation’s darling who won gold in both team and individual events, an official inquiry has been launched that could result in the gymnast being stripped of her medals.
The investigation was triggered as a US computer expert claimed yesterday to have uncovered Chinese government documents that he says prove she is only 14 – making her ineligible to compete in the Olympics – rather than 16, as officials in Beijing insist is her age.
Local blogging hacker done good … Stryde hax. Its about time some one turned the tables and hacked the Chinese for a change.
In the Baidu cache, which apparently has not been hit with the scrub brush (yet), two spreadsheets published by the Chinese government on sport.gov.cn both list He Kexin’s birthday as 01-01-1994, making her 14 years old. For as long as these links work, you can access the documents directly, either using the directions and screenshots above, or these links: cache1 cache2
As the Gateway Pundit stated, “Reporters said the amount of evidence was insurmountable… No kidding!” Previously the Chinese were busted for scrubbing web sites of their female gymnasts age. The Jawa Report shoes further evidence from Chinese government web sites of their ages and that they cheated.
Date of birth … 1994!
The IOC should be ashamed of themselves for not having the guts to prevent cheating. The question remains as to why there is not greater scrutiny of Olympic athlete’s age? If this was a question about performance enhancement drugs and blood doping the IOC would be all over it. Why not age? Every one knew that many of the China female gymnasts were under age and did nothing about it. They didn’t bat an eye.
She didn’t bat an eye. Chinese journalists generally knew that the gymnasts in question, He Kexin (two golds), Jiang Yuyuan (one gold), and Yang Yilin (one gold, two bronze) were underage by Federation International Gymnastics (FIG) rules. Indeed, as newspaper reports both inside and outside the country suggested, they were probably only 14 (the rules state that gymnasts must turn 16 in the year of the competition).
- CNN Video on the skeptocism of the age of the female Chinese gymnasts.
- State-media story fuels questions on gymnast’s age
- Scandal of the Ages: Documents Reveal Underage Chinese Gymnast
- State-media story fuels questions on gymnast’s age State-media story fuels questions on gymnast’s age