Women's Team Competition
Gold medal favorite: China
Venue: National Indoor Stadium
Did China “cheat” its way to a gold medal in the women’s gymnastics?
Accusations are still flying over whether some of the Chinese gymnasts are underage. It is a requirement that gymnasts must turn 16 by the end of the 2008 calendar year to be eligible to compete in the gymnastics at the Olympic games.
The athletes in question are He Kexin, Yang Yilin and Jiang Yuyuan. [...]
China wins gold in women’s team gymnastics event
China has beat rivals, the United States to win the gold medal at the women’s team gymnastic event. It is the first time ever for China to win the event.
Athen’s and Sydney gold medalists, Romania have won the bronze medal.
Gold - China: 188.900 points
Silver - United States: 186.525
Bronze - Romania: 181.525
It is a classic super-power showdown between the United States and China in the women’s gymnastics team competition currently being held at the Beijing Olympics.
Shawn Johnson is leading gymnast in the United States team. There has been some controversy over the China team, with some reports coming out that questions the age of three [...]
Artistic Gymnastics at the Beijing Olympics
The gymnastics is always a popular event at the Olympics. Russia were once a powerhouse, but now China and the United States have the strongest competitors.
In the women’s event we have Shawn Johnson from the United States, who is favorite for the all-round event and is just 16 years old. On the Chinese [...]
U.S. alternate athletes can’t get visas to China
I had heard of tourists, business people and journalists having trouble getting visas to the Olympics, but now athletes? Athletes who have been selected for the games get a card which acts as a visa and Olympic credential. However, for alternates, athletes who can take the spot of an athlete who pulls out [...]