Thursday, August 21, 2008

It's About Time

The International Olympic Committee is just now realizing what most of us recognized quite easily: He Kexin and other members of the Chinese Women's gymnastics team are under the minimum age of 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 today 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.

So what tipped you off, IOC? Was it the fact that the girls still have their baby teeth? Or was it because they brought their Barbies with them to the gym?

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