Thursday, August 14, 2008
If you have been watching the women's gymnastics competitions in the Olympics, you have heard the accusations that some or all of the Chinese women are too young for Olympic eligibility. US coach and gymnastics icon Bela Karolyi has not been afraid to publicly express his opinion on this matter. On the NBC telecast the other night, he flat out accused the Chinese of cheating. (The rule states gymnasts must be at least 16 years old).
Will there be any recourse?
You have to admit there is an advantage in having a smaller body in gymnastics. I remember how I used to be able to contort my body at a young age. Today, I have trouble lacing my sneakers without pulling a hammy.