The Reuters Beijing Olympics reporting team erroneously issued an English-language story dated August 10 saying that the Chinese women's gymnastics team failed to qualify for the finals. We withdrew the story 10 minutes after it ran on the Reuters wire. cn.reuters.com, our Chinese language Web site, didn't run the story. But due to an technical error with our US site, www.reuters.com, the story remained on the site for several days, and caused confusion among our readers.
Reuters has now deleted the story in question from our global information network, and would like to take this opportunity to apologize to our readers. We will continue to stand by our principles of accuracy, speed and freedom from bias in delivering news and information to our global readers.