The investigation goes on, so does the wait, yet the IOC indicated Sunday (Beijing time) that a reshuffling of Olympic gymnastics medals isn't likely.
Yes, this competition really was and probably will remain ... one for the ages.
International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said paperwork appears to support what China has been saying all along: that all six members of its gold medal women's gymnastics team were old enough to compete at the Beijing Games. Gymnastics officials were still poring over the documents submitted by the Chinese in response to a request for more information on the birthdates of He Kexin, Yang Yilin, Jiang Yuyuan, Deng Linlin and Li Shanshan.
"The international federation has required the delivery of birth certificates and all the documents like family books, entries in schools and things like that," Rogge said. "They have received the documents, and at first sight it seems to be OK."
If evidence of cheating is found, four of China's six medals could be affected. In addition to the team gold, He won gold on uneven bars and Yang got bronze medals on bars and the all-around.
Questions about the Chinese gymnasts' ages have been swirling for months, with media reports and online records suggesting that He, Yang and Jiang might be as young as 14.
Boxing: Zou Shiming won China's first gold medal in boxing. Then, Zhang Xiaoping made it two.
Zou, a two-time world champion whose
Zhang, a light heavyweight, upset two medal favorites on his way to the title bout, then beat Kenny Egan of Ireland 11-7.
In other bouts:
Rhythmic gymnastics: Russia won the team competition the morning after Russian Evgeniya Kanaeva won the individual event.
Men's handball: The 302nd and last gold medal went to France, which beat Iceland 28-23 to deny the small country its first gold in an Olympic event.