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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post
    Think Jiawei give up liao.... If she have had Tianwei's mental strength she might score an upset!
    It's more like Zhang's burst in the final 20m of a 100m sprint .... She is always the BEST in the world
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    the highlight showed last night, the men 4x100, tyson was really going going going and then "where's the thing in the hand".... The girls were totally drop with the batton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shorty View Post
    the highlight showed last night, the men 4x100, tyson was really going going going and then "where's the thing in the hand".... The girls were totally drop with the batton.
    Lol..the girls very kns one judging by their reaction after that

    And anyway, here's what i've been anticipating.

    IOC orders investigation into He Kexin's age

    By Chris Chase

    The International Olympic Committee has ordered an investigation into the age of Chinese gymnast He Kexin, The Times of London reports. Faced with almost insurmountable evidence which suggests that He is two years younger than the birth date listed on her Chinese passport, the IOC has launched an inquiry that could result in the stripping of He's gold medals.

    This news comes on the heels of another Times report that details the findings of a New York computer security expert who found official Chinese documents that list He's age as 14 years and 220 days. Mike Walker used a Chinese search engine's cache feature to find He's actual date of birth on spreadsheets from a Chinese government website. The spreadsheets were taken down off the site recently and He's name had been removed.

    Assuming the IOC is committed to a real investigation and not some dog and pony show, the revelation that the Chinese government covered up the ages of gymnasts could end up being the defining moment of these Games for the host country. Officials wanted the Olympics to be a coming out party for a new China. But while the Games have been a huge success, there is a legitimate possibility that China's legacy from Beijing '08 will be that of a massive government cover-up, not the magical Opening Ceremony or the transformation of Beijing or anything else positive.

    All the good work China did to put on these Olympics could be forgotten because of an unnecessary, arrogant move by the government. Why risk everything to put a 14-year old in the competition when they could have replaced her with an of-age 16-year old gymnast? Sure, He is a better gymnast than the Chinese gymnasts who were eligible to compete, but with the judges they had at the Olympics, would it really have mattered?
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    IOC orders investigation into He Kexin's age
    It's a BIG shame and a great pity if China govt is found to be guilty
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    Li Jia Wei (WR #6) vs Guo Yue (WR #2)
    7-30pm 22.08.08

    IMO, I give JW 42% to win.
    But in my heart, i really wish JW will win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    It's a BIG shame and a great pity if China govt is found to be guilty
    You don't have to do an investigation to determine that the girls are underaged.

    Just take one look at them, and they are obviously underage. Let's not even go near 16, they don't even look 14, which is how old they are supposed to be!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eosdigital View Post
    Lol..the girls very kns one judging by their reaction after that

    And anyway, here's what i've been anticipating.

    IOC orders investigation into He Kexin's age

    By Chris Chase

    The International Olympic Committee has ordered an investigation into the age of Chinese gymnast He Kexin, The Times of London reports. Faced with almost insurmountable evidence which suggests that He is two years younger than the birth date listed on her Chinese passport, the IOC has launched an inquiry that could result in the stripping of He's gold medals.

    This news comes on the heels of another Times report that details the findings of a New York computer security expert who found official Chinese documents that list He's age as 14 years and 220 days. Mike Walker used a Chinese search engine's cache feature to find He's actual date of birth on spreadsheets from a Chinese government website. The spreadsheets were taken down off the site recently and He's name had been removed.

    Assuming the IOC is committed to a real investigation and not some dog and pony show, the revelation that the Chinese government covered up the ages of gymnasts could end up being the defining moment of these Games for the host country. Officials wanted the Olympics to be a coming out party for a new China. But while the Games have been a huge success, there is a legitimate possibility that China's legacy from Beijing '08 will be that of a massive government cover-up, not the magical Opening Ceremony or the transformation of Beijing or anything else positive.

    All the good work China did to put on these Olympics could be forgotten because of an unnecessary, arrogant move by the government. Why risk everything to put a 14-year old in the competition when they could have replaced her with an of-age 16-year old gymnast? Sure, He is a better gymnast than the Chinese gymnasts who were eligible to compete, but with the judges they had at the Olympics, would it really have mattered?
    How thorough does the IOC want to dig? Will they be able to find anything out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy_h View Post
    You don't have to do an investigation to determine that the girls are underaged.

    Just take one look at them, and they are obviously underage. Let's not even go near 16, they don't even look 14, which is how old they are supposed to be!
    cannot like that mah .... look can be deceiving ....
    not guilty until proven ....

    you think Shawn Johnson LOOKS like she is 20?

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    Default Re: The Beijing Olympics 8-24 Aug 08

    Quote Originally Posted by eosdigital View Post
    IOC orders investigation into He Kexin's age
    By Chris Chase

    The International Olympic Committee has ordered an investigation into the age of Chinese gymnast He Kexin, The Times of London reports. Faced with almost insurmountable evidence which suggests that He is two years younger than the birth date listed on her Chinese passport, the IOC has launched an inquiry that could result in the stripping of He's gold medals.

    This news comes on the heels of another Times report that details the findings of a New York computer security expert who found official Chinese documents that list He's age as 14 years and 220 days. Mike Walker used a Chinese search engine's cache feature to find He's actual date of birth on spreadsheets from a Chinese government website. The spreadsheets were taken down off the site recently and He's name had been removed.

    Assuming the IOC is committed to a real investigation and not some dog and pony show, the revelation that the Chinese government covered up the ages of gymnasts could end up being the defining moment of these Games for the host country. Officials wanted the Olympics to be a coming out party for a new China. But while the Games have been a huge success, there is a legitimate possibility that China's legacy from Beijing '08 will be that of a massive government cover-up, not the magical Opening Ceremony or the transformation of Beijing or anything else positive.

    All the good work China did to put on these Olympics could be forgotten because of an unnecessary, arrogant move by the government. Why risk everything to put a 14-year old in the competition when they could have replaced her with an of-age 16-year old gymnast? Sure, He is a better gymnast than the Chinese gymnasts who were eligible to compete, but with the judges they had at the Olympics, would it really have mattered?
    No more news on this issue?

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    As the Chinese coach said, Westerners and Chinese have different body size and hence this issue should not even be discussed.

    I personally feel the investigation is just for show, whatever the outcome, it will be ruled that the gymnasts are of legal age and China is not guilty. China is too powerful for anyone to want to offend now. Everyone just wants to make sure they are in China's good books. As IOC president said.... the China Olympics is the "greatest Olympics in history"

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    Quote Originally Posted by aeskywan View Post
    I personally feel the investigation is just for show, whatever the outcome, it will be ruled that the gymnasts are of legal age and China is not guilty. China is too powerful for anyone to want to offend now. Everyone just wants to make sure they are in China's good books. As IOC president said.... the China Olympics is the "greatest Olympics in history"
    Agree with you on this point.

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