North Korea was banned for two years from competition after it was discovered that North Korean gymnast and 2007 world vault silver medalist Hong Su-Jong was underage when she competed at the 2004 Olympics.
Hong Su-Jong participated in different competitions under three different birth dates 1985,1986 and 1989 which led the FIG to investigate in that matter.
This wasn't the first time for North Korean gymnasts to get banned as they got banned from the 1993 world gymnastics championships after the North Korean Gymnastics Federation listed the 1991 world bars champion Kim Gwang-Suk's given age fifteen years old for three consecutive years.
Hong Su-Jong is the sister of Hong Un-Jong who is the first female Korean gymnast to win an Olympic gold medal (Vault 2008 Olympics).
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