- Aug 26, 2008
I don't like making snap judgements on these things. Sure I wouldn't do anything like that to any of my gymnasts but how do we know that what we are seeing is the "norm"? How do we know it's common? Do we know the exact situation? Do we fully understand the culture? What if this is being filmed in a sensationalist way reminiscent of what was done to Parkettes? Having known many Chinese coaches and having talked to them about what THEY experienced, they never recounted anything like this. Do we really know the WHOLE story?
Just like being Devil's Advocate and not reacting to everything I see emotionally, heh.
They can hide what they don't want you to see. Just because they never recount anything like this doesn't mean it doesn't happen. And yeah we might not know but seeing the situation can't you agree that it just isn't right. China can hide basically everything they want to.