BUSTED: Gold medal gymnast is 14, China scrubs the net
Thursday August 21st 2008, 3:52 pm

image: The Sydney Morning HeraldChinese authorities are all assholes and elbows trying to remove records posted on the net indicating gold gymnastics medalist He Kexin (???) was born on 1/1/1994… and they’re not scrubbing very well.

It’ll expire from cache soon, so here’s a screenshot of a Google Translation of a page from the Chinese government’s Chengdu sport ministry website at http://www.sport.chengdu.gov.cn, which gives He’s birthdate as 1/1/1994. The original page has been scrubbed from the sport ministry’s website but was retrieved and saved in Google’s cache on 15 August. It is still in cache as of this writing, available to run through Google’s translation engine. See the Gymnastics table, competitor number 10.

Blogger Stryde Hax (a great pun on a brand name of an American zit cream for teenies, what a nerd) shows the trail of Googlestalking records of the gymnast’s birthdate, tracing down records on Chinese government servers. Well Googlestalked, Seor Hax. 🙂

Of course, the Chinese government will get away with falsification and suppression of the records; when you run a dictatorship, of course you can do anything you like… but will IOC allow He to keep the gold medal? Yep, more than likely:

Asked about the age controversy earlier this month, IOC President Jacques Rogge said it was not his organisation’s job to check the age of athletes. “The IOC relies on the international federations, who are exclusively responsible for the eligibility of athletes,” he said.

The 2008 Beijing Olympics will go down in history as a total fraud, from a fake opening ceremony singer to an underage gymnast.

Allowing China to host the Olympics has actually made the human rights situation in China even worse, if that were possible. Ask these two septuagenarians who were sentenced to a year’s ‘re-education through labour’ after applying to protest the loss of their home in Beijing during the Olympics in so-called ‘protest parks.’

What on earth were the IOC thinking when they awarded the Olympics to a country whose government has no ability nor intention to cooperate internationally? So much for the fellowship of sport.

AND there’s been no Roy & HG.

-weez


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What were they thinking?

They were thinking money.

PS. Roy & HG have been very funny on their brief show on JJJ at 4:30pm.

Comment by OzAtheist 08.22.08 @ 8:32 am

You’re most likely right, Oz.

I’ve been catching Roy & HG’s Golden Ring via podcast, but it’s just not the same… 🙁

Comment by weez 08.22.08 @ 10:32 am




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