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Olympic - What is in China that India lacks




jake3d
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did you have a look at the chinese olympic medalist gymnasts? Are they 16 and above really?


http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1832312,00.html?imw=Y
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/olympics/2008/08/14/underage.gymnasts/index.html?cnn=yes


The lip sync stand in at the opening ceremony and now this :p. The Chinese idea of national pride itself seems to be a contradiction.

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Maybe what the Chinese should do is get someone else to accept the medal and do the photo-op if the atheletes themselves are not "pretty enough". :D

The lip-sync and their rationale behind using the "pretty" girl for national pride was was the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Enough to put 20 gold medals down the drain...

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hchheda
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I am really confused :

Should we applaud them for thier bravery to attempt 'tricking' the whole world watching the opening ceremony on television with computer animation? They surely did a great job at that - I was awe struck at the execution and did not realise the 'trick' until it was reported and admitted by the chinese. I cant understand how they can even think of keeping it a secret when 1000s of reporters and television crews are covering it live.

OR

Should we feel sorry for them for not believing in the proverb "All that Glitters is not Gold" ? Really, they feel as long as the packaging is good, the items are well polished and painted, no one will notice the quality...can they be so dumb?

IOC made the biggest mistake in awarding them the Olympics - while the chinese government is fringing upon personal rights and freedom - right in everybody's face. They are not even trying to hide it any longer.

Is Olympics still an amateur athletes competition?
Many of the famous athletes are certified professionals.
How many countries play 'softball'? Whats the criteria to accept a game for Olympics?

My 2 cents..:D
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jake3d
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Quote:
Originally posted by hchheda

IOC made the biggest mistake in awarding them the Olympics - while the chinese government is fringing upon personal rights and freedom - right in everybody's face. They are not even trying to hide it any longer.

Hiren




I agree...Its a farce. I personally dont follow it as I did with the other olympics. The IOC is a joke now.

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How many countries play 'softball'? Whats the criteria to accept a game for Olympics?

Yeah, why not kabbadi and kho-kho?
Come to think of it, gulli danda would be a good addition to the olympics and so would Pitthoo.
I'm sure Nero himself would be proud if these games were introduced.
And both India and Canada would win more medals.

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bc2on
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Facilities availability, resources allocation.
Aptitude/attitude.
demographic.
selection committee fairness.

Come on one can play cricket in the street but how do you swim in the street or train for gymnastics.

Also bad politics and corruption plays a huge role.

Bolly wood role is also very poor in encouraging such games. Mostly it is some one going abroad or becoming a doctor or somewhat decoit.

People are focussed on paying for their daughter weddings and work their entire life. lack of education is a big one.

China has its own problems but do put some resources toward such issues. If medal winning is prime goal then let it be but the over all well being should not be ignored


 
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avyas
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Medals are not everything. Olympics is a farce. Only two weeks glory. Check back after one month about cost overruns and residents paying through their nose for all the glory.

I had seen the results of 1974 Olympics in Montreal. Mayor Jean Dreapou made a statement before olympics that "It will pay for itself', however, residents of Montreal (and to some degree citizens of Canada) are still paying for it. Cost were more than double it's original estimates and workmenship of buildings were very poor.

I went to olympic village buildings after the olympics when they decided to sale those apartments. It was lousy and poorly planned. The steps of main olympic stadium were so narrow taht they were really unsafe.

So, India, don't worry about medals and hosting olympics. Just pay attention to general health and well being of citizens. Build lot of small playing fields and swimming pools for rcreation anf pleasure of young people.

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JRF
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Quote:
Originally posted by bc2on

People are focussed on paying for their daughter weddings and work their entire life. lack of education is a big one.




This one is so...so....so.. important issue India is facing and will continue to face for decades to come. Many families have drowned financially due to this.

Somehow, others did not touch this important point and remained focussed on religion, caste, politics etc.,. there is no room in the society despite customs above, then where would you make a sportman or sportsperson. (There were few exceptions like Anju, shini and usha).

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JRF
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Well hosting olympics is something wouldn't be of huge concern but the participants.

Quote:
Originally posted by avyas

Medals are not everything. Olympics is a farce. Only two weeks glory. Check back after one month about cost overruns and residents paying through their nose for all the glory.

I had seen the results of 1974 Olympics in Montreal. Mayor Jean Dreapou made a statement before olympics that "It will pay for itself', however, residents of Montreal (and to some degree citizens of Canada) are still paying for it. Cost were more than double it's original estimates and workmenship of buildings were very poor.

I went to olympic village buildings after the olympics when they decided to sale those apartments. It was lousy and poorly planned. The steps of main olympic stadium were so narrow taht they were really unsafe.

So, India, don't worry about medals and hosting olympics. Just pay attention to general health and well being of citizens. Build lot of small playing fields and swimming pools for rcreation anf pleasure of young people.


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hchheda
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Beijing Olympics Fake More than Lip-Syncing Girls
http://en.epochtimes.com/n2/opinion/beijing-olympics-fake-2796.html


What’s even more concerning is the falsified news about the livelihood of Chinese citizens. The CCP closed down a tremendous amount of factories, restricted traffic, and siphoned 1.6 billion cubic meters of water out of neighboring provinces to wash out polluted ditches and keep Beijing supplied with as much as 30 percent more water than it normally consumes.

They even put up posters saying “reduce travel to make room on the streets for foreigners” in Taoranting Park.

In order for the regime to bark about the “prosperity” of blue skies, clear and ample water and smooth traffic, the Chinese people are the ones who have had to suffer from a loss of income, inconveniences in travel, and no water for farm lands.

But maybe even worse than the stock-market scandal is the fallacy of the so-called “harmonious society.” Due to the fact that this matter involves issues as significant as fundamental human rights, it demands attention from the outside world.

Everyone that the CCP deemed to be a so-called a “threat to the success of the Olympics” was either arrested or deported back to their home town before the Games began. These cases range from renowned human rights lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, AIDS activist Hu Jia, more than 8,000 Falun Gong practitioners, migrant workers trying to petition for their rights, out of town college students and foreigners who were either working or studying in Beijing.


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Hiren


 
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