I enjoy tuning in to the occasional Olympic event from time to time, but at the end of the day I really don't give a rat's a** who wins. I have a life.
That's it in a nutshell.
They take these little girls away from their parents when they are babies, I believe about 3 years old.
They are intensely trained for years and live in gymnastic camps away from their parents.
One girl said she would like to see her parents more often; she sees them once a year.
Of course in most if not all cases, the parents are agreeable to the practices as it helps them be more acceptable to the oppressive communist dictatorship that is China.
Plus is is better than at 12 years old or so to be making the sneakers that the olympic contenders are wearing.
You hit the nail on the head. Was watching a bit of coverage and the announcer said that after the last games, China did a study on the medal heavy sports, focused their efforts on where they could get the most golds, and then set about to dominate those sports.
It’s gotta be a communist self-esteem thing. Reminds me of the East German “women” swimmers of the 70’s and 80’s. Those women had more facial hair than I did due to steroids and blood doping.
China is hold to the premise of Most Gold medals means superpower status.