I've read a lot of the blogs and looked at some of the throwdowns on this topic. Gymnastics is a sport that usually doesn't get a lot of conversatoin here or anywhere in the United States. So you know that it has to be a big deal...or is it? The thing that has so many people upset is that they believe that the Chinese used gymnasts who are younger than the age of 16. 16 being the youngest that an Olympic gymanst can be.
The people who are saying that China should be investigated have two main pieces of evidence that they like to point to. The first of which being that the Chinese gymnasts simply don't look 16. That's a pretty flawed argument. People look younger or older than they really are. It happens a lot. The second thing that people like to point out. When one of the Chinese gymnasts was going to do something, when they list the age of the athlete apparently for one of the Chinese athletes it said 15. Does anyone really believe that the IOC would be that blind to what's going on? I for one don't think that at all. That was more than likely just a simple typo by the NBC production staff.
I"ve heard people say that the Chinese gymnastics should be investigated. What does anyone honestly believe will come of that? I'll tell you what would come of that investigation...absolutely nothing. Remember this is China..where they aren't exactly open an honest. If this did really happen I will guarantee that the Chinese government has made all related paper work disappear. Investigating this would just be a complete waste of time. No one will ever know the truth about this, if there is anything to find out.
Our gymasts, just didn't do a very good job. I give a ton of credit to the Chinese gymnasts for performing well under the pressure. Does China deserve the benefit of the doubt? I think we all can agree they really don't. But, as I've said before you're not going to get anything out of an investigation. The IOC would only find what the Chinese want them to find.
Just my opinion on this...if there's anyone on the other side of this feel free to try and convince me otherwise.