Did you know that the IOC conducted an investigation into the underage girls on China's gymnastic team?

Yesterday they opened and closed an investigation into the matter. It was over so fast you would miss it if you slept. They falsely declared that the girls are all eligible. Case closed. The matter has been swept under the rug. As Yahoo's Dan Wetzel so sharply observed, perhaps they should at least pretend to care. Their only objective was to clear the Chinese so that the games can move to a happy conclusion. What a black eye for the Olympics. I don't need an investigation to know that the girls are underage. All I have to use is common sense and my eyes. He Kexin is obviously not even 15.

Dan's column: http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/gymnastic...

Update:

It looks like wolfs_bone is right, Dan Wetzel's column is not there anymore. I thought my link was bad, but I searched Dan's archives and it's not listed. Did Yahoo censor Dan Wetzel and pull down his column that was embarrassing Communist China? Someone please explain.

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  • Mark C
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    I like what he said at the end;

    This investigation isn’t fair to the sport of gymnastics, which will forever look suspiciously on the competition here. It isn’t fair to the United States, Romania and Russia, who all deserve to move up one spot on the medal stand if China used ineligible athletes.

    And it isn’t fair to China, He and her teammates, who if innocent don’t deserve this to hang over their heads forever.

    The IOC and FIG have never been about fair, though. They’ve been about kowtowing to the powerful and cashing the checks. They have so lost their way, have become so insulated by the power, they can’t even fathom no one is accepting a kangaroo court investigation

  • 1 decade ago

    I have heard from some that well Asian people look younger than they really are because of their genetically small stature. Ok well while that may be true (Yao Ming does not have small stature) I am a woman and I know when a girl is 15/16. It is called puberty. A girl's face and body make changes, sometimes subtle and sometimes obvious. He Kexin looks to be at least 14 and the two questionable gymnasts about 13. There was one gymnast, the one who bombed on the vault finals they say is 20 and I can tell by her body composition that she is somewhere around 18-20. While this is a black eye on the olympics (do people really think a communist country would be honest) I still do not think the USA team deserved gold. Nastia Liukin was robbed on the uneven bars finals for sure but I hardly think she would want to accept a gold medal by default.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The investigation was a total farce, but I have to admit that no one cheating like they probably did would leave any evidence lying around.Remember when the Russians use to cheat with using steroids. Then they started testing everyone. Have you now noticed that very few Russian win olympic medals anymore? I truly believe the Chinese did and will cheat. After all look at their training method. They take the kids away from their parents at 4 years old and then for the next 10 to 12 years they train day and night. To me that is more like slavery. It is a very good reason the United states is against communism.

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm so glad that this investigation took place to shut up the sore losers. These sore losers can't accept defeat. These sore losers are so pathetic. This case was officially opened and closed. If you had any real evidence other than some crappy website which Westerners probably forged then you probably have a case. This is a question of race. Asian gymnasts have always been smaller. Don't start making a case now because your *** was handed to you at these games.

    Sore losers, accept defeat and improve. I doubt that these sore losers will continue to whine after this investigation. More whining now just puts more shame to your own team, not that it already hasn't.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Have you noticed Dan's article has been pulled? THE CHINESE HAVE GOTTON TO YAHOO!! run for the hills boys the communists are taking over the internet!!!!!!!

  • JW.C
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The solution is for everyone to use underage gymnasts in the next olympics.

  • 1 decade ago

    yeah heard about this so called invistigation last night,woke up this morning and its over already.good thing they dont work for the f.b.i. or c.i.a or we would be in serious trouble

  • 1 decade ago

    Don't spread rumous further unless your mind is dirty or dark. This rumous was originally raised early this year like someone made "Polution" story about Beijing prior to Olympic but Beijing air quality turns out to be better than Atlantic. You won't success. Feel sad? Sorry about that because your mind and intention is dirty and dark......

  • 1 decade ago

    please, get a life

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