Scandal of the Ages: Documents Reveal Underage Chinese Gymnast

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Scandal of the Ages: Documents Reveal Underage Chinese Gymnast The world's foremost expert on female gymnastics Bela Karolyi has routinely referred to the 2008 Chinese team as "half people" and in his contributions to NBC as a commentator during the Games he has railed against the Chinese for engaging in age falsification. After China outscored the US in the qualification round, Karolyi had this to say about the Chinese gymnastics officials: "These people think we are stupid. . .We are in the business of gymnastics. We know what a kid of 14 or 15 or 16 looks like. What kind of slap in the face is this? They are 12, 14-years-old . . ." See the documents for yourself.

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