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Re: Beijing Olympics by peripatetically on 22 August 2008 12:49am
Aw, Happy Hippo day to Kat. xoxoxoxoxox
Re: Beijing Olympics by peripatetically on 22 August 2008 1:10am
Heard today that the Olympic committee is investigating the age of the girls on the Chinese gymnastics team. Not sure if just one or others too. It was announced on national news this afternoon. But, like I said, I bet the birth records have even been fudged as well as the passports. I personally don't trust the Chinese authorities on this one. Want to win at any cost. And I wouldn't doubt the kids even know their real age.
Re: Beijing Olympics by tucsonmike on 22 August 2008 2:21am
Happy Hippo. Read this about Jamaican sprinters from the Daily Gleaner (Jamaica's paper).
Re: Beijing Olympics by Lounge Trekker on 22 August 2008 4:10am
The worst has happened to both USA 4x100 teams. A loss to all viewers, USA always has a contender in this event.

My greatest surprise is not allegations of underage gymnasts. Those children are brave 10-12 year olds! The quality and excitement of the BMX racing. Thrills and spills as the saying goes.

World class sports happen every weekend. We have the advertising machine called the IOC to thank for having all these sports jammed into two weeks.

Lounge Trekker
Re: Beijing Olympics by kazzzz on 22 August 2008 7:47am
Pats they're now reporting that that girl is only 14. You have to be 16 to compete. What a farce.
Re: Beijing Olympics by peripatetically on 22 August 2008 2:22pm
Yep, and during the all around team competition, a couple others looked even younger than 14!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Does any of this surprise me? No!!!! But I don't like it.
Re: Beijing Olympics by peripatetically on 22 August 2008 10:39pm
NOW a report from a dentist says one of the girls still has her BABY teeth! lol

Another report says that two of the girls's birth records said they were born in 1994 for two past gymnastics competitions, but now they say 1992.
Re: Beijing Olympics by Ellerd on 23 August 2008 3:14pm
Well, knock me down with a feather! The Chinese DIDN'T win gold in tonight's 10m platform diving event. An Australian did!!! Matthew Mitcham required 108 points to win gold on his final dive. He scored 112 points in a nail-biting finish. Another gold medal for Oz!!!

Speaking of nerve-wracking ... the officials that stand at the end of the javelin field checking distances thrown. Would this be the worst job in the Olympics? ;-)
Re: Beijing Olympics by Ellerd on 24 August 2008 3:08am
Biggest sore loser of the Olympics?

Re: Beijing Olympics by Ken Dunn on 24 August 2008 7:58am
It is possible that video refereeing may be considered for introduction in the Tae Kwon Doo after the British competitor clobbered the Chinese with a head kick and wasn't awarded the points for the score. The commentators spoke about the judges being unsighted but after an appeal where the video was used the Brit was awarded the tie and went on to win the bronze.
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