ISU: No discrepancies for Olympic silver medalists

NANCY ARMOUR - AP National Writer

International skating officials say they found no discrepancies in the birthdates of three Chinese figure skaters, including 2006 Olympic pairs silver medalists Zhang Dan and Zhang Hao.

The birthdates listed on the Chinese Olympic Committee's website for the Zhangs and female singles skater Xu Binshu match what the International Skating Union has, spokeswoman Selina Vanier said Thursday. Skaters must fill out registration forms before competing at international events, and that information is checked against their passports.

Five other skaters whose eligibility was questioned based on a list of birthdates published on the Chinese skating federation's website were not on the Chinese Olympic Committee site, Vanier said.