China, IOC deny charges of underage g...

China, IOC deny charges of underage gymnasts

There are 3 comments on the National Post story from Aug 13, 2008, titled China, IOC deny charges of underage gymnasts. In it, National Post reports that:

Chinese officials on Monday denied reports that a female gymnast had been entered for the Beijing Olympics despite being under the minimum age of 16.

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skittermyname

Jackson, MS

#1 Aug 14, 2008
We need to look into this. Why cheat to win gold. May the best athlete win. China is not fair.
Zzz

Moreno Valley, CA

#2 Aug 16, 2008
skittermyname wrote:
We need to look into this. Why cheat to win gold. May the best athlete win. China is not fair.
Dud, who cares? under age or not, China's gymnatics team dominated team USA. They were fun to watch.
Isaac

Burbank, CA

#3 Aug 22, 2008
I haven't watched a gymnastic event in over ten years but I would really like to know why they should have this age limit in the first place? if these events are considered important enough to include why put a minimum age limit. Shouldn't we want the best regardless of age? If not, what is so special about 16, why not reserve the events for 21 and up?

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