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RE: Talented athletes
Interesting stuff, thanks.
But its funny how the Chinese "system", so systematic, and so disciplined, and so good at indentifying talent (all according to what their coaches told you), when applied to the apparently HUGE Chinese talent pool................has produced ZERO superstar MALE distance runners. But when applied to the women's side, it produced (TEMPORARILY) the greatest contingent of runners and swimmers the world has ever seen.......but then after many drug accusations and busts, even the great woman performers suddenly disappered too (besides a couple here and there). Funny how that works.
Sort of reminds me of the "Great East German system", so technical, so intense, so precise, so.........DIRTY.
(and this is why I DON'T think the East Africans are dirty. BECAUSE......they have had REALLY great performers for 1/2 a century now, and have been unbelievable dominant for 15-20 years without any letup, and now their women ALSO are becoming dominant. The East Africans are no flash in the pan. When countries have sudden flashes of greatness, and then those flashes quickly die out, or countries produce superb perfomers VERY DISPROPORTIONATELY in the female gender [the males don't do nearly as well], then a red flag goes up concerning drug use. It went up with the East Germans and Chinese, and they both got busted big time. People have tried to raise this "red flag" with the East Africans, but pretty soon people will instead need to raise a WHITE FLAG, and give up their drug accusations, because they ain't sticking)
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