Yeah I'm not gonna lie. I don't care to much about the Summer Olympics. I'm personally just waiting to see if there's ice skating, which I love cause it <i>purrtty</i>. Although, I heard Michelle Kwan, retired, which sucks. Majorly.
Anyways I saw the last hour of the beginning yesterday. Super cool. Moon <u>running</u> on the side of a stadium while a scroll is rolling out. Is WOW. Very cool on China's part.
I'm so loving how a country other than America or European is holding the Olympics. It proves that there is an asian country now, that is politically and economically strong enough to handle the Olympics. My only concern, is if China will win a lot of medals. It'll be embarrassing as a host country if they don't.
A while back, I remember reading this article in Time about how Chinese bodies aren't really strong enough to win some of the Olympic sports, which when thinking about it made sense because Asian bodies in general, from what I've seen, are usually short and lithe. So at first the Chinese used <u>steroids</u> to help win. I didn't research enough to see if that actually won them some medals or if they were found out immediately and disqualified. I also doubt they were the only country since sports and steroids have long been intertwined.
So yeah, this year, especially with the U.S.'s new found morals, they're steroid free. Definitely can't be disqualified in <b> their own</b> Olympics. Their methods are still a bit sketchy or maybe that's how Time wanted it represented. Anyway, according to Time, what they've been doing is taking kids from remote villages , who look like they'll be great athletes, and basically training them intensely. Now, again, I doubt their the first ones to train people since they were little to be athletes but what bugs me is if they fail or retire, what do they have to do as other career options besides coaching? I doubt as athletes to be, they were really concerned about education.
I think other countries have that problem with their athletes too. The only difference, here in America, is our athletes become crazy rich. So if they spend they're money wisely they're good for life.
Who knows? I'm tired and gotta do some work.