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North Korea appeals suspension

Updated: October 13, 2010, 11:14 AM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- North Korea's gymnastics federation has appealed the ban on its team because one member falsified her age.

The North Korean team and Hong Su Jong were banned for 30 days last week because Hong entered the world championships in Rotterdam using the third different birth date of her career.

The International Gymnastics Federation said Wednesday its appeal tribunal will rule within the required five-day limit after the challenge was filed on Monday. FIG spokesman ...

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