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01 October 2008 @ 02:33 pm
Official investigation proves that girls aren't underage.  
 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
 
 
 
thefaewaythefaeway on October 3rd, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D