Thursday, August 21, 2008

Chinese Women's Gymnastic Fraud Exposed

For some time allegations have been made that several of the Chinese female gymnasts have been under the required age of 16. Evidence of this was documented several weeks ago. However, the international Olympic Committee (IOC) chose to turn a blind eye and not "ruin" China's coming-out party. However, recent evidence discovered on the Internet has made it all but impossible to pretend that it never happened. An Internet security specialist found information regarding He Kexin’s age and published it on his site which in turn was widely disseminated on Digg and elsewhere on the Internet. If you go to the link you will see copies of the documents which were subsequently erased.

The Times on line picked up this story and printed the following "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 IOC had no choice but to act because by now copies of the documents in question have spread throughout the Internet all around the world. The only question that remains to be answered is whether the IOC will have the courage to act in the appropriate manner.

The issue is not with the Chinese people, but rather with the government that does as it pleases without regard to the rules. Dictatorships are always above rules. It's amazing that the governmental officials were so ill-informed about the nature of what can be found out on the Internet. If they had, maybe they would have taken the trouble of seeing to it that young ladies who were 16 years of age were on their women's gymnastic team, not girls of 12 or 13. If justice is truly served then He’s medals will be taken away from her, and the team stripped of its gold medal because of her participation. The Chinese government brought to shame on themselves.

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