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YOUR RESPONSE: Olympics Women's Gymnastics - China Too Under-aged?
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China won and US lost simple as that. saying china team all not of age limit, are they saying that US can't even beat little kids? besides what is done is done quit crying and take your medal and stop being a sore loser
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if by that age they are able to compete in that kind of league they should be able to do it without penolising. if anything, the other countries should learn from this and start taining their children from a younger age.
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haha silly bitter americans. You got owned. Quit your pathetic whining and groundless accusations - take your silver medal and walk away.
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Ah.. Just like they used to do in Germany!

They take some orphans and turn them into sportmachines. You know, very strict and unhuman training. Swallowing a lot of freaky pills which make your muscles grow faster.

And these kids will die at age 30.

I mean, that HAS happened. I can see why people would be concerned about this. I'm not saying China is doing this at the moment, but calling it jealousy? That's plain stupid.
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Hitoli wrote:

Ah.. Just like they used to do in Germany!

They take some orphans and turn them into sportmachines. You know, very strict and unhuman training. Swallowing a lot of freaky pills which make your muscles grow faster.

And these kids will die at age 30.

I mean, that HAS happened. I can see why people would be concerned about this. I'm not saying China is doing this at the moment, but calling it jealousy? That's plain stupid.



What a load of bullshit,most of the chinese gymnastic I know are still alive and some are still between 60-70 years.

Excuses and jealously.Yes,the chinese girl kick their ass because they were underage.And than all the chinese men team who don't look underage and have very well built and bulky muscles kicked their asses too and won both of the gold medal.Where's the argue to this?

It's hard work and hard training that achieve this.China has always been an great rival,they came 2nd place in athens and has always been one of the best.


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So what? Seriously.
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It's odd how most just believe that China would automatically forged those passports when they have no proof of that. Maybe China didn't corrupt those passports, now you have noone to blame...
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vietboy101593 wrote:


_anime_love_ wrote:

Don't get jealous because China can kick ass. Besides haven't people noticed tht alot of Asians looks younger than they really are?


YES thats exactly what im thinking

America is prolly just telling themselves to forget that little bit of information and making excuses. AND if u have watched the mens gymnastics theres a 27 year old japanese dude and he looks younger than 18...


I watched a show where this Asian women was 40 and she looked 20 something
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after searching for more news about the gymnastics team finals, seems like there really are many news articles (esp. foreign news) making such a big fuss about the chinese gymnasts. some, if not many, were kinda derogatory -- even the famous karolyis were very, very vocal about this calling the chinese team half-people. these remarks make them look so bitter about being beaten by young-looking chinese gymnasts. what will you call moceanu's participation in 1996? she was 14 when she won in home soil right? why can't they just follow the lead of their top gymnasts -- accept the results and not be bitter about it. i used to cheer for team usa since i saw the magnificent 7 compete in 1996. i've also cheered for russia before (khorkina) but recently i've been cheering the asian teams. lately, asians have really been striving hard to be on top of sports. the US shouldn't expect to be #1 all the time.

btw, does anybody here know where we can watch videos of the competition? sites like nbcolympics have geographical restrictions and i wanna watch the routines the gymnasts performed.




Yes, I loved Dominic Moceano but she was 14 when she first participated and who knows, USA sometimes get favored by the world and they tend to not overlook certain situations. Oh well! Regardless, I'm rooting for China in gymnastics this year! USA is a bit dissappointing and they'll possibly get better by next Olympics. hahah Luikin & Johnson from the USA women's gymnastic team looks promising enough...
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Posted 8/14/08

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Yeah but even proof won't work, the proplem is they think china faked those id's.Which is something most americans want to believe very much.

The number of critics are just unbelievable.I don't think anyone will know the truth apart from china.


some people are trying to make this look like some epic Democracy vs Communism battle instead of a quadrennial event to promote unity and sportsmanship that is.


Nobody but the ones trying to deflect are saying its a battle between Democracy and Communism. This is a battle against rampant corruption in China and the Olympic committee in general.

Ignorance has also made this debate thrive further. Most people don't even know the minimum age required is to be 16 in 2008 as I pointed out that ignorance in a previous post.

It is not about who is better at gymnastics or not. This is a moral battle and China if proven would be dishonoring themselves as host of the Olympics.




People are so ignorant to believe that China is a Communist country and excuse it by saying they are corrupted. You admitted that there IS no proof of China fabricating the passport, yet, you're more than confident to say they did. Contracdicting, isnt? I'd rather be more optimistic and realistic about this situation and disregard the assumptions. And this issue about the age qualification has been going on for years especially in gymnastics. Even USA had a 14 year old gymnist and the USA team won gold that year, too, but no such controversy was ever made...

And you know what? Let's just enjoy the games as it is and keep the competitions in the Olympics game between the gymnist now. As some may say that 'China cheated', which doesn't make sense how or if solid proof were ever revealed', the competition is shown on TV where people should try to judge more on their talents and ability for their country rather than other distractions.

Why is there a conversation about Georgia VS Russia?


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Posted 8/14/08
there is no doubt the chinese team is the best in the world and they deserve thier gold but apparently the some of the girls ARE underage.....
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080814/ap_on_sp_ol/oly_gym_underage_chinese
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maybe they can't accept the fact that they're losing to little girls
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I swear there's a british diver that's 14?
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Posted 8/14/08

HypnoSurf22 wrote:

there is no doubt the chinese team is the best in the world and they deserve thier gold but apparently the some of the girls ARE underage.....
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080814/ap_on_sp_ol/oly_gym_underage_chinese


Yeah I read that this morning, though it is not like the Olympic comity is going to do anything about it.
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baaaaaaahhhh

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Posted 8/14/08
The chinese girls did well (I watched since the balance beam, and they did do well), but if they break olympic rule with their age, then it shouldn't matter. If one person (or country in this case), then everyone will attempt to make child prodigies. There is a reason why the olympic age is where it is, you know. That much strenuous exercise, stress, and otherwise isn't healthy for anyone, especially younger kids. That goes for everyone, not just the Chinese either.
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