Assumption can be a channel for ignorance, but to me, it's obvious this
person has no idea of what goes on in the Olympic Village.
All I can say from my experience of working and living as a sports
professional oin HK for the last six years, is that the Communist Chinese
swimmers had a proven history of drug abuse and needed to be checked out.
As for the accomodations, the Chinese had spent millions oin preparing
their athletes for the games. If they really felt the Olympic Village was
not for them, I am sure they would have found alternative arrangements.
And as I have stated before, it is near impossible to conduct independent
surprise tests on athletes in Communist China. Here's the procedure, well
some elements of it anyway:
1. Apply to visit China stating reason for travel.
2. Receive approval.
3. Arrive at major Chinese city and pass immigration and customs testing
4. Find athletes and demand test. This is near impossible considering
athletes train in private facilities. And since few people speak anything
but Mandarin, you'll have to get an interpreter will have to live in China
long after the tests have been done.
I suppose the best thing to do would be to ask a former employee of a drug
testing agency what it was like. I would say those currently employed would
not be impartial. And as for getting a Chinese from a western country to
conduct the test or work as a translator, it would still be difficult
considering how the Beijing dictatorship treats all Chinese as members of
their country, whether they were born there or not.
As for how the Americans won their medals with better sleeping
arrangements. Home court advantage might have played a key factor. Did the
Dream Team stay in the village?
Above all, this just proves how we still need more transparency in drug
tests. Only then will the skeptics, like me, give up.
> In the Atlanta Olympic, the American swimmer had achieve the glory time
by virtually swept all the
> medals in swimming pool. But, did they really compete with fairly ????
> From the local( Malaysia) paper report, the Chinese athletes(included
the swimmer) had been
> stay in a small room with 8 to 10 athletes. With the same size of room,
American only filled it with 2-3
> American athletes only. Besides, the chinese swimmer also always
disturbed by the alarm at the night.
> Also, the chinese swimmer had been request for dope-test which the
frequent is 8 times more than
> American swimmer. Some of the people think that the American do so is to
distutb the chinese swimmer
> to cause them can not performe well.
> I do not know if this is tru or not. But, if it is true, then all the
medals that won by the US
> swimmer can throw in to dustbin.