So there are people that actually don’t think the Chinese cheat? As for their capability and willingness to deceive, we can start with the fake fireworks and move on to the fake singer. The real singer’s appearance didn’t meet the Government’s idea of the perfect little Chinese girl to present to the world. Keep in mind that they held a lengthy talent contest and the winner was supposed to appear at the Olympics on opening night. Now if they are willing to go this far with a singer, what would they do in order to win a gold medal? When it comes to China’s government officials, one has to assume that when their lips are moving a lie has a very good chance of flying past them.
BTW, this thread is about China’s honesty. Re-read Harley’s original post. I assume the sour grapes remark was for me. I don’t have sour grapes for any athlete that wins by following the rules. I don’t care what their nationality may be. If China has allowed underage gymnasts to compete then they might as well shoot them up with performance enhancing drugs that can’t be detected. Cheating is cheating and the Chinese have a LONG way to go before I give them the benefit of the doubt. If all of their female gymnasts are of proper age then I wouldn’t put it past the Chinese to have stunted the growth of some of them artificially in order to gain an advantage.