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Here's how the IOC can really get to the bottom of this gymnast scandal

Updated: August 22, 2008, 4:44 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

BEIJING -- So, the International Olympic Committee wants the International Gymnastics Federation to investigate the ages of Chinese gymnasts to put the matter to rest once and for all.

I'm not sure what it hopes to find because the Chinese government assures us its gymnasts were all of qualifying age -- despite many documents to the contrary, plus the fact that one was seen competing with her umbilical cord still attached. And the Chinese government would never lie, would it? ...

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