Gymnastics and tenpin bowling will have to wait until after the Lunar New Year to find out if their appeals to become Focus Sports until 2001 are successful. The cases of both sports are currently under review by the Hong Kong Sports Development Board (SDB), which announced yesterday that a final decision would only be made by the end of this month. Athletics, gymnastics and tenpin bowling appealed against the SDB's decision last month to exclude them from the Focus Sports fraternity at the Sha Tin Sports Institute. Athletics and gymnastics were dropped from the previous group of Focus Sports, while tenpin bowling had its entry application rejected. But track and field officials were celebrating last week after the SDB admitted it had made an error in judging the sport's merits. Athletics won its place back and as it stands now, a dozen sports will fall under the elite category from April, 1999, to April, 2001. The review panel, chaired by SDB chairman John Hung, has called for additional information from gymnastics and tenpin bowling. The SDB said yesterday that two panel members, Hung and Billy Kong (SDB vice-chairman), would both be out of town on business trips and as such the review panel could not reconvene until February 24.