China Gymnasts Cleared

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wednesday Oct. 1, 2008
China's gold medal gymnasts are in the clear. Its team that won
the bronze medal eight years ago, however, still faces questions.

International gymnastics officials on Wednesday closed their
5 1/2-week investigation into the ages of the Chinese gymnasts at the
Beijing Olympics, saying the documentation provided confirms they
were old enough to compete. But the 2000 squad remains under
scrutiny, particularly Dong Fangxiao and Yang Yun.

"The FIG does not consider the explanations and evidence
provided to date in regards to these athletes as satisfactory,"
the International Gymnastics Federation said in a statement.

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