Chinese Officials defend Dong Fangxiao

On Friday, FIG made the decision to strip Sydney 2000 Olympian Dong Fangxiao of her bronze medal as a result of an age scandal. Instead of being honest and admitting to an age cover up, the Chinese have said that they feel strong regret to FIG’s decision and “will further find out the relating information of this matter and reserve the right for explanation or appeal”.  At this stage, I feel it would have been best for them to come clean. An appeal? It took so long to reach this decision, how long would an appeal take!

You can read the statement here. Blythe also has a great write up about the matter over on Gymnastics Examiner.

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