Formal Investigation Launched into Age of Chinese Gymnast He Kexin

The International Olympic Committee has ordered an investigation into the mounting evidence of an official campaign by the Chinese government to falsify the age of gold medalist He Kexin. Recently uncovered Chinese documents reinforce the widespread view that China has lied to the OIC and, again, altered government documents to qualify an underaged athlete.


Officials are citing “discrepancies” over the age of He Kexin. The investigation notably does not include the other gymnasts who have faced identical allegations. He has received the most attention due to the existence of documents from the government contradicting China’s representations on her age, here.

If true, this fraud required an extensive governmental conspiracy by China. Given that fact and the prior falsification of a Chinese gymnast in an earlier game, one would hope that the investigation would extend to all of the team members. The OIC, however, has already begun to dismiss any notion of fraud, click here.

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20 thoughts on “Formal Investigation Launched into Age of Chinese Gymnast He Kexin”

  1. martha ranted:
    “I have been to Seattle and it is a land of the stoned. I think everybody is on drugs. Especially in Multnomah County, which coincidentally votes about 90% of lunatic liberals.”

    Geez, Martha –
    What were YOU smoking when you were tripping and getting Washington & Oregon mixed up?
    Trish from the Liberal Left Coast :o)

  2. Well, I hope China will return the gold medal to the more deserving team if it is proven that He is underage. But, i am hoping “harder” that the loser will accept the fact that they are just not good enough yet this time and work harder for the next Olympic if IOC’s investigation shows that He is old enough to compete.

    By the way,i think besides the Chinese, some gymnasts from US & Romania looks “tiny” as well, especially for a causcasian physique. I hope IOC should look into this as well, i mean to fair to He.

    ” When one point a finger at other, always remember that 3 fingers is pointing back”

  3. Jill,
    I can understand International Olympic Committee asking people to prove their age and they have that right to, but it sounds like that they are accussing.

  4. Doug,

    The IOC has a strict age rule to protect young people. There is nothing wrong with asking people to prove their age in this context. Athletes are require to conform with many rules before and during competition, age is one of them.

  5. Gyges,
    A volcano that could blow up in their faces leaving Windows Vista to go the way of MSDOS.

    Doug,
    Pullleeese!

    Mespo,
    Nathan’s Hot Dogs aren’t Kosher. What does that tell you about Trolls and their heathen ways?

  6. Hey guys, I don’t believe the International Olympic Committee has any grounds to profile these gold medalist because of age. Of course these gold medalist may look young it doesn’t mean that they are. However I would be really surprised if they somehow proved that the gold medalist were young. How many of you get carded at a store or before going into a club? You get carded because you may look young but you really not. I got carded at the store the other day which I felt really good about. After I showed the clerk my ID she didn’t think that I looked any older then what it says on the ID. She thought I that I looked 10 years younger, and which at that point I almost kissed her for making my day wonderful. I strongly believe that the physiology and the diet that these gold medalist obtain plays a big part of who they are and as well as how they look. I have nieces on my wife’s side who is 16 and looks 3 years younger because of their physiology and diet. I am Caucasian and my wife is Asian. After all we are in different parts of the world with different diet, cultures, and people lets take that into consideration.

  7. JT:

    You have crossed the troll Rubicon as it were (hopefully avoiding bridges) since we all know that trolls are world renown for one sport only and that is the Nathans International hotdog eating championship on Coney Island. Ask Binx101! Consider the latest troll winner Joey “Jaws” Chestnut with 59 “kills” in 10 minutes. Perhaps the most famous of these troll-dominated events occurred in 1993, when a classic one-time, one-on-one contest was held (where else?)under the Brooklyn Bridge between Mike DeVito and Orio Ito.

    Now tell me these imps are merely carefree woodland scamps jauntily crossing the countryside on missions of mercy to bridge crossers. As if they were some Nordic Saint Bernard waiting to aid the occasional lost traveler from the bowels of bridges. We know definitively they are terrorizers of goats and now ‘dogs,” and I am shocked at your support.

  8. Those Chinese are just very amoral sometimes. They have now exploited this poor little girl. It’s child labor at this most hidden. He Kexin is no more that 12 years old. Her hip and muscular structure are those of a very young girl. China should immediately give back the gold medals and remove the entire cheating Chinese gymnastics teams. Of course, the Chinese Gymnastics coach will have make a full apology to the world. He may have been under intense political pressure to win gold. I feel sorry for him. He will probably be sent to a prison camp for humiliating the government.

  9. Gyges
    “Have you ever seen most of the people in Seattle? They are pale, wide-eyed, and twitchy. Much more like a group of subterranean man-eaters who drink a lot of coffee than a group that spends all day outside in gardens with a healthy well-balanced diet.”

    Martha H
    “I have been to Seattle and it is a land of the stoned. I think everybody is on drugs.”

    My point has been proven. Who could trust the preferences of pale, wide-eyed, twitchy, people who are all on drugs and vote liberal 90% of the time? Empathy Hah! They’re too busy getting their fixes to worry about anything else. Their baseball team is a disaster, their football team is worse and it rains 65% of the time. Yes they have a lot of rivers running through town, some green space and on a rare clear day they might even see a snow capped mountain, but it is all for naught acting as they do. If Microsoft didn’t support the town, the last resident might have just shut off the lights.

  10. Martha,

    Seattle is in King County, some of the suburbs are in Snohomish County . Both of those Counties are about halfway up the West Coast of Washington State. Multnomah is in Oregon.

    Sure am glad we have you smart Republicans to tell us how dumb the Liberals are.

  11. I have been to Seattle and it is a land of the stoned. I think everybody is on drugs. Especially in Multnomah County, which coincidentally votes about 90% of lunatic liberals.

  12. Michael,

    Now you’re just being ridiculous. Have you ever seen most of the people in Seattle? They are pale, wide-eyed, and twitchy. Much more like a group of subterranean man-eaters who drink a lot of coffee than a group that spends all day outside in gardens with a healthy well-balanced diet. From personal experience, I’d say their pro-troll feelings come from a feeling of empathy and are quite sincere.

  13. Gyges,
    Seattle has always been a hotspot of Gnome Prejudice. Collectively,
    they have celebrated the Bellevue Troll in order to make Gnomes look bad. There’s no real Troll sincerity in that venue, it’s all a big show paid for by Paul Allen.

  14. Michael,

    You’ve obviously never heard of the Bellevue Troll in WA, one of the most respected resident of that community.

  15. Gnomes are better creatures as proven by the fact that they come from Zurich, the premier city of a neutral country. Trolls don’t even have their own territory and try to infiltrate wherever they can.

    On another note Mespo, that they’ve attempted this deception is astounding and says terrible things about their rulong elite. Having the games alone was a tremendous boost for Chinese status politically and economically. They were competitive across the board in many sports that were non-existent in China 12 years ago. Yet they appeared to cheat in a way that tears down whatever good will they’ve developed. The Chairman and Politiburo expose their overweaning ego’s and years of being soiled by power.

  16. Mespo, your anti-troll rhetoric disgusts me. Everyone knows that trolls compete exclusively on rings. As a Norse creation, they prefer the Winter Olympics but routinely stop at bridges during cross-country events as a professional courtesy.

  17. And the event itself, the uneven parallel bars, lends credence too. How do you think trolls work out under those bridges all day? Yep swinging from steel undergirding to steel undergirding. Gnomes would never do such things. They are more interested in cliff diving.

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