ANONYMOUS They train like this in Canada and USA too. Anyone who has trained in gymnastics has had their coach sit or stand on them to get them further into the splits, push their flexibility. Training for most sports involves pain and tears…
jennifer is right. this is no isolated incident. countries have been trying to win at all costs since the beginning. drugs, genes, abuse, etc.–think Germany during Hitler’s time, or present-day doping scandals
ANONYMOUS Stop making this something it is not. Stop pointing the finger at China. I guarantee you every single one of the gymnasts in the olympics were trained hard, to the point where they were made to cry and bleed. From every single country. By coaches from every single background. Its gymnastics, your body doesn’t do stuff like that unless you are pushed to the limits.
ANONYMOUS It’s making me so F*** angry looking at this!! What happened to us humans?? We torture each other,countries putting out millions of dollar for Olympic and compete to see who wins and who looses! But we never can get together to solve the problems of pain,sorrow hungry children,suffering, and war around the world!!!
ANONYMOUS I would separate the media-bias issue from the Chinese gov’t-sponsored Olympics training issue, as I have talked to some people who have experienced and observed this training, but I can’t compare it to USA training. Jennifer Lo, are you saying that you were involuntarily subjected to this training, as seems to be depicted in this image? I’m assuming the image and caption are accurate.
I’ve spoken with a girl who was chosen as a young child to train as an ice skater in the National Program. The truth of these programs is as grim as many of these commenters describe. Their bodies are sacrificed with trai…See More