IOC Rules He Kexin Is 16. The IOC Also Sucks.
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8/22/08 in Olympics, Summer   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Well, that was fast.

In a move that may get me boycotting the Olympic Games for the rest of my life, the International Olympic Committee has officially closed its investigation on He Kexin, the Chinese Olympic gymnast who is in no way shape or form 16 years old - as was proved by a Google hacker who unearthed online documents from the General Administration of Sport of China that show she's actually 14.

So what did the IOC rule after a stunningly awesome 12-hour investigation?

That there was no cheating that happened. Of course.

Am I stunned by this decision? No. Primarily because the IOC is the most gutless sports organization in the world and is more concerned about covering its own butt and appeasing a host country that it stupidly approved of rather than actually doing the things it should be doing, like enforcing rules.

But 12 hours? You've got to be kidding me. Did you even look at the evidence?

Anyway, the Chinese gymnastics coach said the governing body of gymnastics was given additional documents Thursday night to try to dispel lingering questions. Those documents included He’s current and former passport, ID card and family residence permit. The documents all say she was born in 1992, which would have made her eligible to compete.

And because the IOC deems a passport to be the be all and end all of everything, case closed.

Which makes total sense of course, I mean no one would ever forge a passport, right? No, of course not. Great system IOC. Totally foolproof.

But here's my favorite line from the Chinese gym coach.

“The Chinese government and the Chinese athletes must be respected,” he added.

No they shouldn't. They should be mocked incessantly for clearly cheating at every opportunity. And as long as I have a computer in my hands, I'll continue to do that.

Frankly, this for me is the last straw. The entire 2008 Olympics, especially the women's gymnastics competition, have been a complete and utter joke. Besides, when the committee responsible for maintaining the ingerity of the Olympics - that would be the IOC - doesn't give two [censored] about integrity in the first place, what the hell's the point? Just let anyone compete, regardless of whether they're on steroids, are too young, or have a rocket pack on their back.

Hey, as long as their passport looks legit, everything's cool, right?
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8/23/08   |   ML31   |   3671 respect

Big deal,  So a country broke an age limit.  Big F-ing deal.

The way the IOC is going, they should just stop trying to catch dopers, judge scandals and all the other bogus garbage that is happening.  They didn't want to go after the federations that were cheating by "paying" their athletes.  What makes anyone think they are going to go after a federation as huge and powerful as China's sports federations?
The IOC's solution to some powerful federations who were paying their amateur athletes?  To give up and just let all the pros play.

What a pathetic bunch.

8/23/08   |   chu4

If you all have are speculations, rumors, ignorance and bias against successful Chinese athelets; without really proof of any wrongdoing, you better shut-up.  Sour grapes!

8/22/08   |   Scott   |   51998 respect

Let's face it, the president of the IOC doesnt have the cajones to go after a country as powerful as China.  Besides, he has more pressing matters like ripping Usain Bolt for "showboating".

8/22/08   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

Now if you wear the wrong underwear then the IOC will drop the hammer.

The Chinese coach may have said, “The Chinese government and the Chinese athletes must be respected”, but what that really means "the Chinese government and the Chinese athletes must be feared". 

Look, even if Fabulous Flying Fetus' admitted that they were all 10 years old, there is nooooo way that the IOC is going to punish China. The IOC does not bite the hands that feed. The IOC has not changed since it's so-called "house cleaning". Let me just say that Haliburton has asked the IOC to tone it down.

8/22/08   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Rocket packets eh....Look out Usain Bolt, I am coming after you.