IOC Strips China of 2000 Olympics Bronze Team Medal

As we have all heard by now, the IOC today stripped the Womens Chinese Team of their bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Many blogs and websites have been writing their thoughts and opinions on the matter. I’m delighted that the IOC have come to this decision. See below for some of the many websites discussing the case.

China have been been stripped of the Olympic bronze medal won by the women’s gymnastic team at the 2000 Games in Sydney for using an underage gymnast.

The International Olympic Committee acted after investigations determined that gymnast Dong Fangxiao was only 14 years old at the 2000 Games.

FIG: FIG salutes IOC decision

BBC Sport: Underage gymnast costs China Sydney Olympics bronze

Amy’s Gymnastics Blog: IOC Strips China of 2000 Olympic Bronze Medal

USA Gymnastics: USA Gymnastics statement regarding the IOC’s decision to award 2000 Olympic bronze medal to USA

Gymnastics Coaching: Punish China, not gymnast Dong Fangxiao and  Olympic Bronze Medal for American Gymnasts

Gymnastics Examiner: China officially stripped of 2000 Olympic team bronze medal; USA to be awarded team bronze and  Blythe discusses whether the IOC should correct older age scandals.


  1. Dalena says:

    You may find this news video about the decision interesting:

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