a) Hey, have you heard the news?
b) What news?
a) China got stripped of the bronze medal of the 2000 Olympic Games.
b) Oh? How come?
a) Well...because China had a 14 year-old girl attended the Game which is forbidden since the minimum age for an athlete is 16. So all the achievements the girl got were cancelled, including a bronze medal of all-around.
b) Got it, but this kind of thing isn't new to me, I've heard of a lot of the shits...ghostwriting on academic papers, selling lethal oil extracted from the drains to the people of their own. It seems that they feel like cheating themselves too.
a) Yeah...you have your point.
The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday stripped China of a bronze medal in the women's team event at the 2000 Olympic Games after finding one of the team's athletes was underage.
The United States will be awarded the bronze medal instead, the IOC said in a news release.
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) in February decided to cancel all results obtained by gymnast Dong Fangxiao at the Sydney, Australia, Games.
"The FIG conducted an inquiry which showed that the athlete was only 14 years old during the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games," the IOC said. Under FIG qualification rules, athletes must be 16 in the year of the Games in order to compete.
The IOC's executive board on Wednesday decided to reallocate the results of the events that Dong participated in. She had placed sixth in the women's individual floor exercises and seventh in the women's individual vault.
Dong has been disqualified from all the events she participated in, which also included the women's individual uneven bars, the women's individual all-around and the women's individual balance beam.