North Korean gymnasts suspended from the 2012 Olympics

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North Korean gymnasts suspended from the 2012 Olympics

North Korea national team in gymnastics suspended from participation in the 2012 Olympics in London. The team is disqualified for two years for false information about the age of gymnasts Hong Su Jong. Between 2003 and 2010, it declared as an athlete, 1985, 1986 and born in 1989, the official website of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).
Currently on the site FIG indicated that Hong Su Jong was born on March 9, 1989. In this case, before the Universidad in 2003 birth date gymnasts declared March 9, 1985. When Hong Su Jong was reported as an athlete born in 1986, was not specified.

Manipulations with the age of the North Korean gymnasts were discovered shortly before the 2010 World Cup, which was held 16-24 October in Rotterdam. October 7 FIG gymnasts pushed the DPRK to participate in all competitions for 30 days, and on Nov. 5 issued a decision on the two-year suspension.

The penalty is in force October 6, 2010 and expire on October 5, 2012. 2012 Olympics in London will take place from July 27 to August 12. The representatives of the DPRK team has 21 days to appeal the decision FIG.

At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the DPRK gymnasts have won a single medal. A spokeswoman for the women’s team has Jeong Hong won the gold in the vault.

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