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 International Gymnastics Federation announced today morning that the investigation on the age of China's Olympic gold medal gymnasts has finished, proving that all of the girls are 16 or would turn 16 this year. China provided official documents proving the real birth date of He Kexin, Yang Yilin, Jiang Yuyuan, Deng Linlin and Li Shanshan. 

Today's announcement ends weeks of speculation about the girls' being underage while the age limit is 16 that begun by bloggers, following the success of China's Olympic team.

I guess this must be a relief for the girls...

More: Chinese "underage" gold gymnasts cleared - CNN.com
Chinese gymnasts cleared over age - bbc.co.uk
Ruling Backs Chinese Gymnasts - NYT The New York Times finds it hard to believe
24 September 2008 @ 05:03 am
A couple notes on this video. The announcers don't stop talking. -_- Also, this is TVB which is generally Cantonese. It's been awhile since I've heard the difference so they may be speaking Mandarin but I'm pretty sure it's Canto as that's the TVB language. Mandarin speakers would have been watching CCTV5.

02 September 2008 @ 04:24 am
Some of these photos may be similar to some in the previous post. I'm quite sure the majority are not, however. Enjoy! :)

and more, here.
26 August 2008 @ 02:12 pm
Here I have found many pictures of Jiang Yuyuan spending her spare time during the Olympics. Hope you enjoy.

23 August 2008 @ 02:54 pm
Here's a video of 12 Girls Band performing 'Lift Your Veil', Jiang's current floor music.

23 August 2008 @ 02:48 pm
It's difficult to find any kind of information on Jiang Yuyuan without the American Media being vindictive and subjective, so I will at least offer a video today of a 2007 performance on Uneven Bars. Furthermore, the more I see of Jiang on YT the more she looks of 'legal' age to participate in the gymnastics. I think the media just got some crazy-young-looking shots of her.

I can't find any Beijing videos, yet. I also can't find a video where she actually lands the vault from the Games. Anyone?

17 August 2008 @ 11:58 pm
Here are a few pictures I found of the All Around. Feel free to post your own :D

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17 August 2008 @ 03:10 am
If you've got facebook, become a fan of Jiang's athlete profile here. ^^ That one wasn't created by me, but it's great nonetheless!
16 August 2008 @ 04:27 pm
It's the same routine as she performed in Beijing, but I can't find the Beijing performance on YT so here you go!