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clonesheep
Feb 20th, 2006, 10:34 PM
From an Olympics-related article :

http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/torino2006/news?slug=reu-chinapardonsdc&prov=reuters&type=lgns

go hingis
Feb 20th, 2006, 10:59 PM
I think the WTA should look into how they treat their players etc.

I would pay to see China win 0 GOLD at the 2008 Olympics. LOL

drake3781
Feb 21st, 2006, 12:00 AM
Doesn't it just seem so tacky and greedy anway?

I mean, I know a lot of athletes, citizens, and a lot of countries focus on medals (not me - I like Olympics for other reasons) but even so, to be so focused on getting the most and getting more?!?!? And to keep stating that publicly?!?!? :confused: It's like somebody going to the party and saying "as long as I get the most drinks of anyone, I'l be happy". Who wants to be around somebody like that?

What do they see as the end point of that anyway? What are these medals worth? A sense of pride, but that's got to be for the individuals so much more than for the athlete's government. What is the value for the government that makes this such a huge priority?

*JR*
Feb 21st, 2006, 12:29 AM
I think the WTA should look into how they treat their players etc.

All the fucking WTA cares about is the sanctioning fees it gets for tournaments in China (present and future). They do not represent the players, despite Larry Scott's propaganda. He could work for the Beijing government. :rolleyes:

morningglory
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:59 AM
communists....

Fingon
Feb 21st, 2006, 03:04 AM
well, I think with all the problems with the muslim world, China's continous violation of human rights has been forgotten, and to be honest, I don't blame Larry Scott on this one, after all the WTA is a very small corporation, while we can see the heavy weights doing what they can to lick chinese asses and get a piece of their 1.3 billion people market.

When IBM, Microsoft, Cisco are all doing what the Chinese government tells them, what can the wta do?

To make it clear, I have nothing against Chinese people, but I have everything against the Chinese government, they want to control everyone's lives and they have the muscle to get their own way.

JoJoCircus
Feb 21st, 2006, 03:08 AM
This will continue as long as $$$ rule the world and not just in tennis. Corporate America rely on China for extremely cheap labor.

drake3781
Feb 21st, 2006, 03:13 AM
This will continue as long as $$$ rule the world and not just in tennis. Corporate America rely on China for extremely cheap labor.


Oh wow! What do you mean, and how is it related to Peng and Tennis?

Edit: OK, I now read the post above yours, and I (kinda) see the connection now.

ashwu
Feb 21st, 2006, 03:37 AM
not saying it's true or not, i didn't read it at all. because i tend to ignore all yahoo said about china :) and don't you guys get bored about it?

drake3781
Feb 21st, 2006, 03:47 AM
not saying it's true or not, i didn't read it at all. because i tend to ignore all yahoo said about china :) and don't you guys get bored about it?

It's a Reuters News Service article, published out of Beijing.

Veritas
Feb 21st, 2006, 07:20 AM
I guess this makes it more crucial for Peng and Na to do well on their own. That way they won't have to rely as much on the CCP for $$$ support.

not saying it's true or not, i didn't read it at all. because i tend to ignore all yahoo said about china :) and don't you guys get bored about it?

Articles like those tend to be repetitive, but I get more bored with Chinese articles, since there's no diversity in opinions amongst the Chinese media.

Almalyk
Feb 21st, 2006, 08:15 AM
Poor Peng. Politics and sport is a pain, but often seems intertwined.