(Original post by Go.Infi)
Well, many of you are now saying 'how great GB has achieved compared to its population', thats indeed, but have you ever thought of another aspect, that how much China has achieved when you noticed that it is still such a POOR nation? Chinese GDP per capital is near the figure of india, far less than UK,.Having formed the statistics, lets find the reasons behind it.
There is certainly mass amout of money invested in sports, but the rich side is the government, many athletes are from poor family and rural areas, you know why? the families in cities have good education oppturnities, nomally they dont want to take the risk of giving up their adadamic to become an athelte(except an athletic family). but the people in the country want to change their status, they want to go to the cities, and if their kids been chosen, it means they have chance to entre big cities. The kids, on the other hand, are therefore under great pressure, they have family to feed in the future, so they work more hard then their few metropolitan counterparts, you may criticize for the 'Child Abuse', but what will you think when you know they won't be able to fed themselves if they don't 'being abused' or 'abuse themselves'?
Lets turn to another aspect, you know china dont even win a medal untill 1984? this means china is a fast growing country, but there is problems, as the wealth goes up, people's education and thoughts didn't catch up, many people still have no idea about what the hell is 'human rights', so the parent dont ever think their children are 'abused'! they know only hard-working and earning money is good. that's sad, but its whos fault?
Having formed these reasons, we can find why Chinese athletes are crying for a sliver, in the money term we all know whats the difference between a gold and a sliver, and Chinese people love "faces", which means reputaion, thats a bad part.
So you know the difference between them? unlike westerners take olympics more as a hobby, some Chinese take it as the only way to make a living. So cant we just change an angle, seeing them as 'not-very-qualified people managed to success through hard-working' rather than some kinda abuse! no matter what, don't you think a person with relatively bad condition succeeded need to be respected?