Chinese gymnast "women"- are they really 16 years old?

Filed in Gather Entertainment News Channel by on August 13, 2008 0 Comments

The Female Chinese Gymnast squad at the olympics is on the average 30 pounds lighter than the USA squad. Their average height is several inches under 5 feet. The Chinese government assures the IOC that these "young women" are actually over age 16, as the rules of the IOC demand. But the thing about China is that there are no independent civic institutions outside the Communist Party. If the party says you are 16, you are 16, and they can come up with a piece of paper to say so if they want to.

Okay, what is your opinion. Are these tiny girls actually 16? Or are the young women of the USA team being forced into an unfair competition agains pre-adolescent females who weigh so little that they have no trouble doing triple somersaults in mid-air?

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