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North Korea gymnasts' appeal fails

Updated: March 15, 2011, 10:39 AM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- North Korea's gymnasts are still barred from the 2012 London Olympics as punishment for age falsification, despite the country's reform efforts.

North Korea asked the International Gymnastics Federation for leniency last month after firing the outgoing president of its gymnastics association, its international director and her secretary, and banning them from gymnastics, according to a statement Tuesday from the FIG.

North Korea also approved an identification ...

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