China is an ancient culture. It is patient. And it is corrupt. Not all of the people of China, but most of them, and most certainly the government. It does not play by the rules of the rest of the world, and since it is one of the oldest civilizations on this planet, it “knows” it does not have to.
From Fox News;
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — China should be stripped of its bronze medal from the 2000 Olympics because one member of the squad has been found to be underage, international gymnastics officials said Friday.
Dong Fangxiao was 14 during the Sydney Games, according to FIG, the international gymnastics federation. Gymnasts must be 16 during the Olympic year to compete.
Another gymnast on the 2000 squad, Yang Yun, also was suspected of being underage after she mentioned on a television interview that she was 14 in Sydney. But all of her official documentation indicated she was 16 in Sydney.
The FIG has “canceled” all of Dong’s results from Sydney, and forwarded the results of its investigation to the International Olympic Committee. Because the case involves the Olympics, it is up to the IOC to decide if China should lose any medals.
Just like the UN, it takes years to get anything accomplished. It is 2010, people, this investigation just started this year!!! We are talking ten years before anything has just “started to Happen”. Is this the type of government agency you all want “running the world”? I need to keep more food up here on the mountain. God Help Us.
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