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North Korean team welcomed at Asian Games in South Korea

...Pakistan, 2-0.Not all the news is good in the North's sporting world, however.On Wednesday, the International Gymnastics Federation ruled a North Korean gymnast had for years competed illegally under a fake passport to hide her true age...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-09-18/north-korean-team-we
Young gymnast might cost China 2000 medal

...member of the squad has been found to be underage.Dong Fangxiao was 14 during the Sydney Games, the International Gymnastics Federation announced Friday. Gymnasts must be 16 during the Olympic year to compete.The federation has forwarded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2010-02-27/young-gymnast-might-cost
Olympics | Sports
Japan wants to keep gymnastics championships

...struggling to recover from last month's earthquake and the ensuing nuclear crisis.In an April 8 letter to International Gymnastics Federation president Bruno Grandi, Tsunekazu Takeda said Tokyo can still play host to the worlds because it was not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2011-04-19/japan-wants-keep-gymnast
Olympics | Sports
World championships last chance for perfection

...etched into history by Nadia Comaneci's unparalleled performance at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. The International Gymnastics Federation, or FIG, introduced the new points system - which combines an open-ended mark for difficulty with a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/22/oth_25188.shtml
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China's 2008 gold medal winners met requirement

...Sydney Games. Two members of that squad -- Dong Fangxiao and Yang Yun -- remain under scrutiny. The International Gymnastics Federation said in a statement that it "does not consider the explanations and evidence provided to date in regards...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/10/02/oly_477916.shtml
Olympics
European gymnastics to test video replay

...quickly be corrected. USA Gymnastics successfully has used a similar review system for several years. The International Gymnastics Federation, known as the FIG, said Tuesday that replay also was tested at the World Cup final in December, with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/11/oth_452865.shtml
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Age investigation expands

...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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/25/oly_477098.shtml
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U.S. program still at odds with authority on age rules

...to get international experience beforehand- The 16-year-old age limit itself"I'd like the FIG (International Gymnastics Federation) to look at the preparation of the child and let the country decide who is best to compete," women's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2010-08-16/us-program-still-odds-authority-a
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IOC calls for review of Chinese gymnasts' age

...information prompted it to act now, three days after the gymnastics competition ended. Messages for the International Gymnastics Federation were not immediately returned. Chinese coach Lu Shanzhen told The Associated Press they gave the FIG new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/08/22/oly_470377.shtml
Olympics
Overtime

...ban on Iraq for what it calls political inference in Olympic affairs. - In Lausanne, Switzerland, the International Gymnastics Federation made no decision on the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's punishment concerning gymnast Morgan Hamm . USA...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/27/oth_467256.shtml
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