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 | Mar 12, 2009
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....
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 Xiao Qiang | Aug 18, 2008
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...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 14, 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,...
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