Top Ten Reasons Why the Chinese Cheat In Olympic Women’s Gymnastics

The question that is most often asked is why did China cheat? China cheated in the 2008 Women’s Gymnastics by sending girls well under the age of 16 to compete in Olympic gymnastics, but why?  What did China and their gymnastics team gain by cheating and lying to the remaining Olympic teams?

This article presents the top 10 reasons in reverse order of importance.

10.  Female athletes past the age of 16 are physically developed and have weight distribution that is quite different from younger gymnasts.  In some events, this provides an advantage to girls less developed. It is easier for them to perform many of the exercises. Most that have won gold are 16 or younger.

9.   Psychology has much to do with the issue.  Older athletes feel the pressure more than children who are not mature enough to possess the same feelings of pressure and stress. Younger kids worry less.  Experienced coaches know this.  Bela Karolyi, the former coach of Olympic gold  medalists Nadia Comaneci and Mary Lou Retton, was interviewed before the Chinese performed, and said, “This young Chinese team (is) using 14-15 year olds, all kids, they have no pressure…”.

8. Younger girls appear to be less prone to injury.  Whether this is because of flexibility issues or some other reason is not known. Some of these statistics can be seen here.

7. Pressure is another factor related to 9 above. For older girls there is much less of chance of repeating in the Olympics.  That makes it a much more do or die scenario.  The younger girls can look at it more as just another competition or preparation for future games taking the pressure off.

6. A nation choosing to violate the rules and enter younger girls into the Olympics allows the girls to acquire more experience in the Olympics at a younger age.  Sneaking in 12-14 year olds allows those athletes to return at 16-18 well seasoned in Olympic competition giving the team better odds of delivering winners.  Most 16 year olds in the competition will likely not be able to compete again in future Olympics due to age issues and injury, but a 12-14 year old is guaranteed, if she remains healthy, to have a solid opportunity to repeat.  Essentially, for most women gymnasts, their career is over by 18.

5. The Olympics are only once every 4 years!! Some of your best talent may never get a chance to compete.  Girls that are 15 are excluded from the Olympics.  Their probability of maintaining their level of excellence, avoiding injury and surviving as competitors given the general pressures of teen-hood for four years, and then performing in their first Olympics at 19-20 is slim.  China’s dishonesty takes advantage of all the countries that could not send girls that were within just months or days of the requirement.

4. Smaller Framed women have less of a chance of going out of bounds during floor exercises because they can execute the same move in a shorter distance.

3.  Prescreening. Some girls can perform when in practice, but cannot in the stadium.  This provides the team a chance to screen the participants prior to giving them key positions on the team for future competitions.

2. Psychological advantage.  The girls on competing teams know the other girls are cheating to take an advantage and it impacts their performances.

1. First and foremost, sneaking in underage girls widens the field of prospects considerably. If you are limited to just girls over 16, you have a much narrower field to select from.  A girl 2 months shy of the deadline, healthy and with as good a prospects as a girl only 2 months her senior cannot be considered, even if the older girl is injured or is not as talented.  China could consider everyone because they are dishonest and have no problem with cheating to get the best of their girls to the Olympics.  Many American Olympic gymnastic athletes had injuries, but because the USA follows the rules, many 15 year olds that were readily available could not take their place.  The US had to enter the all-around competition with numerous injured athletes.

Deng LinLin of China walks by Nastia Liukin and Alicia Sacramone during the Women’s Gymnastics Team Finals in Beijing, China on August 13,2008.

Conclusion

China’s cheating hurts everyone.  It is a disgrace.  And it isn’t the first time.  The Chinese were caught “red” handed in the 2000 Olympics lying to the world and got caught. It hurts all our girls that could not go and may never get the chance to go.   And every girl they cheat from other nations out of an opportunity comes at a stiff price to that country and their potential medalists.  China is not only cheating, they are stealing from those nations and participants that obey the rules.

We believe China should be suspended from the next Olympic games entirely as the truth comes out and everyone realizes that they cheated once again.

UPDATED: Myrealitytelevision.com Told You China Cheats, Now There is Proof!! American Women’s Gymnastics Team May Yet Get Olympic Gold!

We have reported for days that China is cheating in these Olympics.  Our articles have challenged the International Olympics Committee for their apparent inability to enforce their own rules.  We have also alleged the Chinese Gymnastics team and the Chinese government are cheating in these Olympics.   We do not stop there.  We feel this is not just cheating; there have been criminal acts perpetrated to execute this fraud on the world and our Olympic athletes.

China sent vastly underage girls to the games.  As we have stated in our prior articles, the minimum age for qualification in Olympics gymnastics competition is 16.   Records found by Sports Illustrated and the New York Times have already clearly demonstrated the Chinese government committed numerous crimes including forgery.  These are crimes for which we in the US would go to prison, but the Chinese authorities violate them with aplomb.

The International Olympic Committee has finally put on their glasses, but it took pressure from the media and a computer expert before they finally decided to formally investigate the age of Chinese gymnast He Kexin.

International Olympic Committee (IOC)  president Jacques Rogge had irresponsibly deferred authority for enforcing the age limit to China’s Gymnastics Federation, ignorantly leaving the fox to police the henhouse.  Evidence was staring the IOC in the face, but now the evidence is so strong that China’s Gymnastics Federation are complicit criminals, the IOC has no choice.

Michael Walker, a United States computer security expert, was able to track down two documents deleted by the Chinese. The documents clearly show that He Kexin was born in 1994, making her 14.  The Chinese had attempted to delete these documents when first confronted with their fraud.

If this evidence bears out, and it now looks irrefutable, this also means that China coached the young girls on the Chinese gymnastics team to lie.  He Kexin, in interviews with the media, continually claimed to be 16 years of age.  Only training by coaches and other adults could have led this beautiful young innocent girl to lie on the global stage.  What unimaginable child abuse!

This has enormous medal ramifications.  It could mean the American Gymnasts will get the Gold medal for the all around when China finally gets embarrassed for their disgrace and the medals are stripped from the Chinese team.

This didn’t serve the girls on the Chinese gymnastics team, it did not serve the Chinese people, and it clearly demonstrates a Chinese government that is out of touch and operating as criminals in an international forum.  It also brings into doubt the results of all events that favored the Chinese throughout these Olympics.

One has to wonder, if this cockroach has now risen from the kitchen cupboard, how many others are hiding in the crevices?   How many other ways is China cheating in these Olympics and in the world?

How many other subtle manipulations in these Olympics could have allowed China to outperform?  A criminal doesn’t stop at one opportunity to deceive and rob others. Could there have been sabotage of other Olympic teams in these games?  Our guess is that many deceitful and criminal activities will come to light proving that the Chinese government is more criminal than we can imagine.

The IOC ostriches have finally been forced to take their heads out of the sand.  Let’s hope they expose the Chinese government for the miscreants they are and embarrass them in front of the world as the Chinese medals are stripped from their teams one by one.

NBC Confirms Myrealitytelevision.com’s accusations of China Cheats!!

Long after we posted our article showing evidence had confirmed our accusation of China for cheating, the following video was released by NBC.

We have continually been criticized for our call that the Chinese cheated. But it is now out in the open. The US will likely get the overall gymnastics Gold as China walks away in shame.

Now, as it turns out, as we have continually stated, as many as 3 of the gymnasts may be under age.

Where else are the Chinese cheating? Own any Chinese stocks? May be time to sell!!

Update: 22 August 2008

IOC Complicit With Chinese Authorities in Olympic Fraud

The IOC just hours after opening an investigation into under age Chinese gymnasts, dismissed clear evidence demonstrating that as many as three of the Chinese gymnasts were under age.

In an article released last night, Yahoo said the parents were “indignant”.  To whom?  China does not have free borders.  Certainly this indignance has to be towards other Chinese that know these girls are under age and are facing down the parents that have been rewarded or forced to lie by the Chinese government.

The IOC is attempting to brush this under the rug quickly, despite absolute proof China cheated in prior Olympics.  And in so doing, they are complicit with the criminal acts of the Chinese government.  Does this involve bribes or threats by the Chinese?

It has been obvious that the judges in these Olympics have favored the Chinese athletes, consistently delivering scores that marginally guaranteed Chinese medals.  If the judges are so easily manipulated, it is not hard to imagine that same manipulation of a spineless and useless body such as the IOC.

We believe the evidence, not the farcical characters in the IOC.  China cheated.  The IOC will come under intense pressure going forward to address the issue.  And if they don’t, others will bring the evidence that they themselves are criminals and should be removed.

One example of obvious fraud was reported by the Associated Press.  The birth date of Yang Yilin was listed from 2004 to 2006 on official national registration lists posted by the General Administration of Sport of China to be Aug. 26, 1993.  Now it is suddenly 1991?    Please!!   Don’t question the world’s intelligence.

The IOC is criminal if they do not act.  And China is criminal in their forgeries and deception.  We do not bite on the “Chinese just look younger” argument.  Maybe they do slightly, but 16 year olds do NOT look 11-13.  The Chinese government tried to brush it under the rug using this same argument that Koreans and Japanese girls looked just as young.  No, they didn’t.  No other team looked an average age of 13.

This is a sad day because it is obvious the IOC could not possibly have conducted any investigation whatsoever in the few hours they took to respond, but we beleive this is far from over.  We believe after the Olympics have passed, the pressure will rise to a boiling point and the IOC will once again have to raise their heads out of the sand.  Hopefully this time it will be have them cut off.

Update: 28 August 2008

Another Reason China Cheated In the 2008 Olympics

This article sums it up quite well, so we won’t repeat it. There were financial gains to be made by the Chinese by manipulating the medal outcome.

By paying off judges, entering underage girls in the gymnastics and pressuring the world to get a basement game, ping pong, into the Olympics, the Chinese guaranteed more medals, all to line their pockets at the world’s expense.

They had to pay for those elaborate game shows somehow right?

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TOP 10 REASONS WHY THE CHINESE CHEAT IN OLYMPIC WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS

90% Of Our Pollsters Feel China Women’s Gymnastics Squad Should Be Stripped of Gold Medals

In our poll, we have asked our readers if they feel that China’s Women’s Gymnastics squad should be stripped of their Gold medals. In similar polls, we have asked if they feel Gold medals and various judging calls clearly favored the Chinese in what appeared to be cheats or set-ups. Finally, we have asked if they consider that China Cheats by allowing girls that are significantly under age.

We have had an overwhelming response and the results may surprise you. Approximately 85-90% of respondents believe that China does cheat and should be denied their medals. They believe that introducing significantly under age girls into the Olympics is a violation of Olympic rules and should deny China the right to compete.

While we originally favored not penalizing the Chinese teams that did cheat, we have changed that view. Had it been America that cheated, the world would have called us a disgrace and gladly disqualified our teams. But America does not cheat. China cheats. And the world allows it. We are at a loss for words why some say they hate an honest America when in even something as simple as Olympics Competition, China demonstrates clear dishonesty and does not garner the same hostility?

Perhaps media control and protected borders shield a nation from the eventual destruction that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the ultimate collapse of the USSR. But in the long run, people tend to hate success. Jealousy is why other nations hate the US. Fear that their lifestyles and freedoms will be more popular, thus breeding dissent from others in their own nations that similarly desire those freedoms, as would any human being.

Totalitarianism works for a while, but it usually fails, because it typically does not consider the rights of the individual. Making slaves out of children to make them Olympic Athletes, tearing them from their families and forcing them into training, only to discard them along the way if things don’t work out is child abuse.

Our Constitution, written by some of the most brilliant men in the last millennium, makes the US great, and if it applied to the entire world, all nations and all people would benefit.

China cheated before…

While it appears that some Chinese people may have been ‘in the dark’ about the minimum age rule in Olympic gymnastics, the same cannot be said about China’s women’s gymnastic team. Yang Yun, who was a double bronze winning Chinese gymnast in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney,  was originally listed as 16 years of age but later admitted on state television that she was only 14 when she competed.

The IOC, which was as spineless eight years ago as it is now, shrugged its shoulders and Yang was permitted to keep her medal. Eight years later in Beijing, it appears that Team China has managed to ‘pull off the same trick’ once again and this time it could carry away gold.