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Corruption, Cheating and Poor Sportsmanship Mar Chinese ‘Olympics’

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 17, 2013

When I first arrived in China I could not understand why they despised each other so much, but now I do. The vast majority of Chinese are good people, but they are hidden away in the farms and not the cities. What this means is that 90% of the Chinese you meet are shitbirds, users and as valuable as that scum you scrape from the back of your tongue each morning.

Instead of creating value, they destroy it with jealousy, copying and incessant meddling. Mao knew this, if course, and caged them like rodents, which kept them in line. Now that they are somewhat free, they have shown their true colors.

The are caddy, miserable and ruin just about anything. Until they have another revolution and are once again caged, we will be forced to deal with them.

Here is an example of how the Chines can ruin just about anything.


Beijing: Fighting, biting, alleged cheating and an extraordinary on-pitch protest have cast a shadow over China’s National Games and prompted renewed accusations that the quest for medals in the domestic showcase is motivated mainly by greed.

The quadrennial tournament dubbed “China’s Olympics” — which draws to a close in Shenyang on Thursday — features teams from each province and region, as well as the military, emergency services and state-run entities in what is intended as patriotic and friendly competition.

But the stakes are high for each area’s sporting officials, with success in the medals table unlocking opportunities for promotion and increased funding from the central government in Beijing. Failure, meanwhile, can lead to the sack.

“The stench of money has haunted the National Games and become the driving force in encouraging athletes and coaches to participate,” Xi Jiandong, vice-president of Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics told sohu.com, a news website.

Despite the worthy slogan of “Fitness for all to enjoy”, athletes are under intense pressure to perform, resulting in some extraordinary scenes during the Games’ 12th edition over the past two weeks.

During the women’s 10km marathon swim, two of the contestants became embroiled in a fight, with neither of them managing to finish the race.

In the wrestling — newly reinstated as an Olympic sport — a heavyweight fighter from Henan was bitten by an opponent from Inner Mongolia.

Online images showed him clutching his arm, heavily marked with red teeth-marks, and grimacing in agony at the referee.

But the most striking image was the Beijing women’s rugby sevens team refusing to play the last minutes of their final against Shandong, accusing the referee of prejudice.

Clad in their yellow kit, they stood in a huddle and simply let their opponents run past them and repeatedly score, eventually losing 71-0.

The sport is in line for huge investment in China ahead of its introduction to the Olympics in 2016, and reports said Beijing officials had set its rugby teams high targets at the Games.

“It seems the match was thrown because of bad referee calls or injuries, but the farce at the games were a result of the sports system’s obsession with medalling,” sports sociologist Lu Yuanzhen at South China Normal University told the China Daily.

“For years, we’ve been calling for a change from the pursuit of medals, but elite competitive results remain major achievements in evaluating officials instead of achievements in promoting mass fitness,” he added.

Some officials did their best to give their athletes an advantage even before the Games started.

Hubei province said its tennis team included local heroine and world number five Li Na, even though it was clear she would not be taking part as she was competing in the US Open.

However, the sly move gave Hubei’s other tennis players an easier draw as collective world rankings counted towards the seedings……

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