Persistent Questions about Chinese, But No Proof

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
The questions haven

China's gymnast gold medal winner He Kexin poses with her gold medal during the uneven bars apparatus finals at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Beijing (AP) The questions haven't gone away, but the International Olympic committee says there is still no proof that several members of the Chinese gymnastics team are underage.

Gymnasts must turn 16 at some point during the Oympic year in order to be eligible.

Earlier this month, the Associated Press found registration lists previously posted on the web site of the general administration of sport of China that showed two gymnasts were too young to compete.

China has again given the governing body of gymnastics documents that show its athletes are eligible, and coach Lu Shanzhen said the girls' families are “indignant” that the issue won't go away.

If it turns out the Chinese cheated, a team gold medal and individual gold and bronze medals would be forfeited.


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