Well she was disqualified from 2 tournaments when some people, in my opinion, over enforced some rules on her.
As I said rules and laws can be used as a subtle form of discrimination in the US. [/quote]
[quote]Wie told reporters that after she finished her round Friday, she left the tent just above the ninth green where players sign their scorecards. She was chased down by volunteers working in the tent, who pointed out she hadn’t signed.
Wie returned to the tent and signed the card, and “I thought it would be OK,” she said.
But Wie, according to Witters, had already walked outside the roped-off area around the tent. At that point, the mistake was final, Witters said.
Witters said she and other tour officials didn’t learn about the mistake from volunteers until well after Wie teed off Saturday morning, so they let her finish the round.[/quote]
I don’t see how this has any form of discrimination at all in it. :s A mistake =/= discrimination.
As for other rules/laws. There are some that are clearly ridiculous but for the reasons she was disqualified were not for anything beyond what they are.
Apparently, you either didn’t understand what I put down or can’t think of anything else to say.
[quote=“ABC”]Do you think that all the American gold medal winning gymnasts from this and other olympics only took up gymnastics in their late teens? Of course not, they all started very very early too. This is the same for elite athletes in other sports, they all start early. If you’re going to go to the “protect the children” arguement, we might as well get rid of youth sports, little league baseball, juniore olympics, etc. Because we all know those parents and coaches can push kids just as hard.
And what’s the “pride” you’re talking about. Every kid who’s doing the training are there because they want to. No one forced them into it, and anyone that wants to quit can do so anytime.[/quote]
There’s an obvious difference between non-Chinese and Chinese children doing sports at a young age.
In China, a lot of young girls do it for their families and their training is extreme to a point where they cry in pain. It is normal for them so that’s understandable. Everyone else around the world though, do not try to push their young children at that age to train in such extremes. Western coaches and teachers do not push the children to perfection which is what makes China stand out differently. China trains a lot of its young girls too hard. I understand that the young Chinese gymnasts have a choice of quitting but I’m pretty sure many of them wouldn’t for the sake of their families.
Also, not everyone in West started gymnastics when they were little. Some started at the age of 11 and up.
And that “pride” is towards AC and how he keeps focusing his discussions on Asians in particular. Nothing to do with the gymnasts.