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Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Wed, 28th Apr '10 3:03 PM


I remember thinking them too young when I was watching this.

(CNN) -- The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday stripped China of a bronze medal in the women's team event at the 2000 Olympic Games after finding one of the team's athletes was underage.

The United States will be awarded the bronze medal instead, the IOC said in a news release.

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) in February decided to cancel all results obtained by gymnast Dong Fangxiao at the Sydney, Australia, Games.

"The FIG conducted an inquiry which showed that the athlete was only 14 years old during the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games," the IOC said. Under FIG qualification rules, athletes must be 16 in the year of the Games in order to compete.

The IOC's executive board on Wednesday decided to reallocate the results of the events that Dong participated in. She had placed sixth in the women's individual floor exercises and seventh in the women's individual vault.

Dong has been disqualified from all the events she participated in, which also included the women's individual uneven bars, the women's individual all-around and the women's individual balance beam.

Suzannec  (Level: 243.6 - Posts: 616)
Wed, 28th Apr '10 5:49 PM

I guess I don't remember them from 10 years ago, however it is STILL hard to believe that those little Chinese kids from the last Summer Olympics (2008) were all 16. Will we be reading about them in 10 years?

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