US gymnasts to get Sydney team medal in August

Updated: Jun 24, 2010, 09:29 AM IST

New York: A decade later, U.S. gymnasts will finally get the 2000 Olympic team bronze medal recently stripped from China after an athlete falsified her age, the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics said on Wednesday.

The medals will be presented during a special ceremony on Aug. 11 in Hartford, Connecticut, in conjunction with the U.S. gymnastics championships.

China, which originally won the women`s gymnastics team bronze at the Sydney Olympics, was stripped of the medal in April by the International Olympic Committee after one of the athletes falsified her age.

Bureau Report