2 gym judges banned from Olympics over errors

Two gymnastics judges have been banned from the London Olympics

by a disciplinary panel investigating mistakes during the women’s

event at last fall’s world championships.

The International Gymnastics Federation did not identify the

judges or the event in which the errors occurred, saying only that

the judges had been found ”guilty of negligence in the line of

duty.” It also said the judges had violated the federation’s

Disciplinary Code, which requires officials to abide by all rules

and prohibits ”anti-sport behavior.”

No American gymnasts were affected by the judging errors. FIG

spokesman Philippe Silacci had earlier told The Associated Press

that world championships results and medals would not be