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Olympics Tokyo 2021 - sport

Panthera Tigris

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Olympic factory. Yuck if true.

Yes, the Chinese, institutionalised sports factories have been pretty common knowledge for quite some time.

Remember the 1990s where Chinese women swimmers and distance runners burst onto the scene from nowhere? That came through these systems, aided with a whole heap of dru……uhemm….sorry, what I meant to say was, traditional Chinese herbal supplements.

I have seen a few articles where people chewed up and spat out by that system were interviewed. Now young adults, unemployable, with broken bodies/chronic health problems, with the majority of their life still to live. Abandoned by the state and destined to live that life sleeping in train stations and begging in the street.

The CCP don’t tell you the countless thousands they simply chew through and break on the way to finding that one in a million who is capable of competing at Olympic level.

And the grotesque lengths they will go to, such as giving female gymnasts puberty blockers, to delay (or even prevent) them developing a mature womanly body. Who knows the later side effects of this.

Don’t doubt for a moment that they aren’t watching intently how the transgender issue plays out. If they are willing to give puberty blockers to pre-pubescent girls, it is not a stretch to suggest they would deliberately identify talented adolescent boys, or young adult men who won’t quite cut it at the absolute top end of male sports. So chemically transition them (perhaps coercively) just enough to female, to scrape inside the arbitrary standards being made up on the fly by sports administrators.
 
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CarnTheTiges

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Yes, the Chinese, institutionalised sports factories have been pretty common knowledge for quite some time.

Remember the 1990s where Chinese women swimmers and distance runners burst onto the scene from nowhere? That came through these systems, aided with a whole heap of dru……uhemm….sorry, what I meant to say was, traditional Chinese herbal supplements.

I have seen a few articles where people chewed up and spat out by that system were interviewed. Now young adults, unemployable, with broken bodies/chronic health problems, with the majority of their life still to live. Abandoned by the state and destined to live that life sleeping in train stations and begging in the street.

The CCP don’t tell you the countless thousands they simply chew through and break on the way to finding that one in a million who is capable of competing at Olympic level.

And the grotesque lengths they will go to, such as giving female gymnasts puberty blockers, to delay (or even prevent) them developing a mature womanly body. Who knows the later side effects of this.

Don’t doubt for a moment that they aren’t watching intently how the transgender issue plays out. If they are willing to give puberty blockers to pre-pubescent girls, it is not a stretch to suggest they would deliberately identify talented adolescent boys, or young adult men who won’t quite cut it at the absolute top end of male sports. So chemically transition them (perhaps coercively) enough to female, to meet the arbitrary standards being made up on the fly by sports administrators.
Yeah, they’ve just picked up the USSR’s playbook and expanded on it.
 

Panthera Tigris

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Yeah, they’ve just picked up the USSR’s playbook and expanded on it.
Heard an anecdotal story about some of the ex-Soviet bloc pole vaulters that came to Australia in the late 1990s, some of whom competed for Australia.

In their initial appointments and introductions some asked questions along the lines of, “Where’s my drugs?” And a near feeling of disbelief that drugs aren’t systematically dispensed in the Australian sports fraternity.
 

CarnTheTiges

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Heard an anecdotal story about some of the ex-Soviet bloc pole vaulters that came to Australia in the late 1990s, some of whom competed for Australia.

In their initial appointments and introductions some asked questions along the lines of, “Where’s my drugs?” And a near feeling of disbelief that drugs aren’t systematically dispensed in the Australian sports fraternity.
Those would be Parnov’s crew? One of whom was Dmitri Markov. Parnov’s daughter actually vaulted for Australia in Tokyo.
 

Panthera Tigris

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Those would be Parnov’s crew? One of whom was Dmitri Markov. Parnov’s daughter actually vaulted for Australia in Tokyo.
Yes, would have been part of that crew. No suggestion it was Parnov himself. In fact I get the feeling he may have been one of the coaches/officials who had to say to them...."Yeah, that's not really how things are done here."

Another very famous ex-athlete from the 1980s was employed in that similar era as Parnov was, as a distance running coach at the AIS. Didn't last long. The inference I heard is that he was suggesting things to athletes that weren't within the rules of the sport. Plus I think just a general clash between his overall philosophy and the athletes.
 

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Yes, the Chinese, institutionalised sports factories have been pretty common knowledge for quite some time.

Remember the 1990s where Chinese women swimmers and distance runners burst onto the scene from nowhere? That came through these systems, aided with a whole heap of dru……uhemm….sorry, what I meant to say was, traditional Chinese herbal supplements.

Yao Ming was also a product of the Chinese Sports Science system

 
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MD Jazz

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Just watched a replay of the diamond league athletics from the weekend. McSweyn again ran the most gutsy race in the Mile but Ingerbritsen is phenomenal. They streeted the rest of the field in a brilliant performance. Ingerbritsen will challenge the world record. He’s got massive legs for a middle distance runner but had plenty in the tank. Great to see some non Kenyans/Africans to the fore in middle distance running.
 

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Usual complaints about vax booking system. Its day 1 and everyone whining they cannot book. Demand is probably like GF tickets x 100. No govt call centre / online is designed to handle that. Patience required.
 

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Watching the Paralympics is truly unbelievable viewing.

Inspirational.

I recommend people to watch an event if they don’t want to watch for hours and if you have kids get them to sit with you and off their tablet, phone or homework.

The commentary is so informative on each athlete competing.
 
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Ripper Gold Medal wheelchair BB game US v Japan..... would have been crazy with a home crowd. Might have made the two basket differences.