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Post 345770 posted on 15-8-2008 at 04:35
Under-age Chinese girl gymnists
The minimum age for competition in the Olympics is 16 years. Some of the Chinese girl gymnists have been documented to be younger than that, 14 and
15 years old. However, the Chinese government has given them passports that credit them as if they are now 16.
I understand the nature of the evidence that they are younger is from when they were even younger, and younger ages were listed for them in documents.
It is as if they aged three or four years when only two years passed on the calendar.
Do you think this is a big issue? Should the Olympic rules be changed to allow younger athletes? Should China be censured in some way for cheating?