IOC strips 2000 Games bronze medal from China

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2000 file photo, Chinese gymnasts Yang Yun, left, and Dong Fangxiao wave flowers after receiving the bronze medal in the women's gymnastic team finals at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney. China was stripped of a bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, for fielding an underage female gymnast, with the women's team medal now going to the United States. The International Olympic Committee acted after investigations by the sport's governing body determined that Dong Fangxiao was only 14 at the 2000 Games. Gymnasts must turn 16 during the Olympic year to be eligible. Investigators didn't find sufficient evidence to prove Yang, who also won a bronze medal on uneven bars in 2000, was underage. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File) (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
April 28, 2010 9:12:22 AM PDT
China was stripped of a bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics on Wednesday for fielding an underage gymnast, with that women's team medal now going to the United States.

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