He Kexin

Thousands of Chinese Athletes Faking Ages in Guangdong

As a follow-up to reporting on the Olympics about questions over gymnasts’ true ages, it has now been reported that Guangdong Province has found that thousands of youth athletes have faked their ages in order to compete....

Gym Officials: China’s 2008 Gold Medalists of Age

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...

China Says Paperwork Error Led To Cheat Claim

From the Canberra Times: Earlier yesterday, China’s deputy sports minister blamed an ”administrative error” for the confusion surrounding the age of He Kexin. Cui Dalin told a press conference that officials...

China Hands Over Documents On Gymnasts’ Ages

From AFP, via theahe.com.au: “The Federation has received a number of documents from the Chinese Gymnastics Federation, including passports, identity cards and family booklets,” the FIG said in a statement after an...

IOC Launches Probe into He Kexin’s Age (Updated)

Following their previous report on a hacker who found more evidence of gymnast He Kexin’s real age, the Times is now reporting: An IOC official told The Times that because of “discrepancies” that have come to...

Hack the Olympics! (Updated)

American blogger Stryde writes in his blog: There’s been some widely publicized controversy regarding the competition age of the Chinese women’s gymnastics team recently. Rather than be too CNN, I decided to take a...

With Same Score, China’s He Beats Liukin in Uneven Bars

Juliet Macur reports in the New York Times: He, who is listed as 16 but whose age has been at issue at these Olympics, won the gold. Liukin, the all-around Olympic champion, won silver, her fourth medal of these Games. China’s...

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