The International Olympic Committee has determined that a Chinese gymnast was ineligible to compete in the 2000 Olympics and stripped the team of a Bronze medal, awarding it to the United States instead. From Bloomberg: The...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 26, 2010
An investigation has revealed an Olympic gymnast may be stripped of her medal from the 2000 Games for being underage. From the Seattle Times: Dong Fangxiao was 14 during the Sydney Games, according to an investigation by the...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 1, 2008
The Olympics gymnasts who were accused of falsifying their ages in order to compete have been officially cleared, though questions remain about bronze medalists from the 2000 Games. AP reports: International gymnastics officials...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 20, 2008
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 14, 2008
While Reuters just reported that “China not rattled by age questions,” here is an archived online news report mentioning the age of He Kexin (何可欣), one of China’s famous six. The news was posted on November 3,...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 13, 2008
As Chinese gymnasts are making both positive and negative news, the New York Times profiles former professional gymnast Sang Lan, who was paralyzed during a competition ten years ago: Ten years ago, she was a 17-year-old...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 7, 2008
From hecaitou.net: “Leaders put pressure，Subordinates put pressure. Pressure each other. Pressure oneself. There will be no breakthrough if one does not take the hardest hardship; there will be no champion if one does not go...
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods