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(Letter) Chinese gymnasts age controversy

Last night after the women’s gymnastics team final, NBC announcer Bella Caroli commented that the Chinese team cheated with underage athletes, and their passports were doctored by the Chinese government.

After some digging, it seems the age allegation had surfaced some time ago, but was quelled after passports and birth certificates where produced to the satisfaction of the gymnasts federation in charge.

Have not seen much of this since, except the NBC commentator and some 2nd tier reporting from NYT.

The reporter mentioned that there were some government documents on this, so I set out to find them. Here’s what I found while searching the gov.cn domain:

邓琳琳, 4/21/92:
Baidu
Google

李珊珊, 2/22/92:
Baidu
Google

何可欣, conflicting reports of 1/1/ 92 and 94:
Baidu
Google
Chendu city sports administration (also)
National sports administration

杨伊琳, conflicting reports of 8/26 92 and 93
Baidu
Google

江钰源, conflicting reports of 10/1 1991, 1990:
Baidu
Google

程菲, 5/29/88
Baidu

Update by Admin. Comments for this thread has been moved to Has He Kexin’s age been changed to older or younger? Please make your comments over the new thread.

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