Chinese women gymnasts take gold, Ame...

Chinese women gymnasts take gold, Americans hint of cheating

There are 223 comments on the www.iht.com story from Aug 14, 2008, titled Chinese women gymnasts take gold, Americans hint of cheating. In it, www.iht.com reports that:

BEIJING : After the Chinese women's gymnastics team won its first-ever Olympic gold medal on Wednesday, its diminutive gymnasts celebrated on the arena floor, hopping and hugging and mugging for the cameras.

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qing1911

Plainsboro, NJ

#230 Oct 16, 2008
AnonOBserver wrote:
No, I am obviously not a human being. Intelligent question, though.
The reasoning behind having people from different nations Judge is to avoid bias. Lets say they were caught up in everything and had a slight favor toward China. How does that excuse rewarding a medal to someone who practically did a face plant on the vault when others did so much better? This is the most radiant example but China's performances have been crap all competition. At some point one has to realize the situation is more than just terrible biased judging. China has had some genuinely good teams show up throughout the Olympics, but their gymnastics team has been handed medals. It is wrong and America, along with the rest of the competitors in gymnastics, have every right to be sore. China did cheat. I know that as human beings we like to see the best in people and expect official comities are not capable of such villainy, but you would have to be blind not to see that the judging in gymnastics is more bent than Elton John at an orgy.
well, no response to a monkey LOL
Tiffy

Central District, Hong Kong

#231 Mar 16, 2009
What happened to the word sportsmanship? Apparently there is no such word for the Americans. and they didn't strip the Chinese gymnast's medals, so just get over it.
Vapor

Shanghai, China

#232 Mar 16, 2009
Tiffy wrote:
What happened to the word sportsmanship? Apparently there is no such word for the Americans. and they didn't strip the Chinese gymnast's medals, so just get over it.
Sorry Beijing Olympics is history now! Don't talk about something so ancient! That is so 2008! So stand Aside and let Shanghai EXPO 2010 be the next big thing to talk about!
Something, something about the US not able to afford a pavillion. My god, even Canada (aka underdog neighbor of US) can afford theirs. Do Americans really have that much financial problems?

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