From ESPN, FIG Investigating China’s 2000 Team, Too:
“If we had a look at all the articles that came before, during and after the games, there were always rumors about the ages of China’s athletes in Sydney,” Andre Gueisbuhler, secretary general of the International Gymnastics Federation, told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
“We did not have another choice,” he said. “If we want to remain credible, then we have to look into things.”
Ah, I see. So let me get this straight.
The head guy at the International Gymnastics Federation relies on news articles from 8 years ago, that raise questions about whether competitors in his sport played by the rules. And then waits until he has no other choice but to “look into things”, in a late bid to salvage any remaining credibility he may or may not have, rather than to establish the truth and therefore restore any sense of justice or fair play to the competition.
Apparently, Inspector Clouseau lives, and is on the case!