Re: OTP: Any one watching?
- From: Carole <TheNewCarole@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 12:10:13 -0700
Nann Bell wrote:
Yeah, the age of the Chinese female gymnasts has been the subject of much discussion. I know all that intense training can delay their development, but even their faces look so young. Some of the other gymnasts are small, but their faces at least look like teenagers. I do find it hard to believe the Chinese that all of their team will be at least 16 this year. But, without further proof, let the games go on!
If you get a chance, there was a documentary on PBS about their training. Quite frankly, it's nothing short of abuse. I sat and cried over what they put those children through and how they get yelled at and humiliated over the tiniest mistake. They even have the parents brainwashed into thinking that what they are doing "for" their children is correct. It was an absolute disgrace. No child should have to go through that torture for anything.