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China Loses Bronze Medal After Gymnast Discovered to Be Underage

China was ordered to return one of its bronze medals from the 2000 Summer Olympic Games for using an underage athlete, the International Olympic Committee's executive board ruled.

Gymnast Dong Fangxiao, who helped lead the women's gymnastics team to third place in the women's team event, was discovered to be two years below the age minimum of 16 at the time of the competition. Dong's results from the 2000 Sydney games, including the women's all-team event, have been...  Read Full Article

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China Loses Bronze Medal After Gymnast Discovered to Be Underage

China was ordered to return one of its bronze medals from the 2000 Summer Olympic Games for using an underage athlete, the International Olympic Committee's executive board ruled.

Gymnast Dong Fangxiao, who helped lead the women's gymnastics team to third place in the women's team event, was discovered to be two years below the age minimum of 16 at the time of the competition. Dong's results from the 2000 Sydney games, including the women's all-team event, have been... read more

NBC Signs Deal for More Gymnastics Coverage

NBC is flipping out for more gymnastics: The network and cable partner Universal Sports have inked a deal with USA Gymnastics to carry the sport's biggest events through 2012, the Associated Press reports.

The pact secures the fifth major Olympic sport for NBC, which also has broadcast rights to key events in swimming, skating, track and skiing. The U.S. gymnastics championships, featuring ...
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Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008

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Read on for previews of Summer Olympics A Kiss at Midnight, Meineke Car Care Bowl and MADtv. read more

NBC to Re-Air Beijing Olympics Highlights

Thought you had heard the last of the Olympics until 2010? Think again.

On Saturday, Dec. 27, NBC will broadcast Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony: TV Event of the Year, a two-hour special hosted by Bob Costas and Matt Lauer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In addition to reliving the breathtaking production that kicked off the games, the special will ... read more

Olympian Nastia Liukin Springs into Gossip Girl

Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin is an expert on the gymnastic mats, but she'll be flexing her acting muscles next. The gymnast is set to appear as herself in a "substantial" way on an episode of Gossip Girl later this fall, her agent, Evan Morgenstein, confirmed to TVGuide.com.Morgenstein explained that the story behind Liukin's guest role on the CW series was almost as exciting as her win in the all-around competition in Beijing. Gossip producers contacted the 18-year-old after hearing her tell Ryan Seacrest on his radio program that the show is her favorite. That night, producers ran into her at an L.A. restaurant and set up a meeting to talk shop. The next thing she knew, Liukin was set to shoot on location in New York, most likely in mid-October. Her scenes are currently in development.Gossip's Upper East Side is just the latest TV landing pad for recent Olympians. The Secret Life of the American Teenager got Liukin's teammate, Shawn Johnson, as a guest star for its mid-seas... read more

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