22 August 2008

Age Limit?

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Green Tip: Think your electronics and appliances are turned off? Probably not. Hair dryers, phone chargers, TVs, computers and other devices use energy for display clocks and memory chips all the time. These hidden energy drains account for 5 percent of total domestic energy consumption and send 18 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. Unplug them-or make it easier on yourself by connecting them to a surge protector and flipping the switch off. [This fact brought to you by Page-a-day calendar.]

The FIG and the IOC is facing an Olympic size task in their inquiry into the age of He Kexin, Jiang Yuyuan, Li Shanshan, Deng Linlin and Yang Yilin. He, who is the at the center of the controversy, is suspected to be 14. It has widely been reported that the Chinese team might feature several underage gymnasts. If the real age is 14, then the Chinese team would have to forfeit their team gold and the gymnasts would loose any individual medals.

I'm not really sure that the IOC is brave enough to not sweep this one under the rug at the games if something is found. It's pretty hard to pull an an athlete out from the home team. It's even harder when it's a whole team. The amazing part of this story is how much has information has apparently been found on Internet databases that the Chinese government did not sufficiently sweep clean.

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