China Dolls

August 14, 2008 by Maxi

“All is fair in love and war—and competition.” At least, that’s what some people feel and some countries. We are seeing it on more than one front right now.

The excuses we hear are: They look young for their age; their passports show they are sixteen. Riiiight. Well, I look young for my age too, but this is insulting. And these are government passports, need I say more?

It’s a shame that a country who chooses their athletes when they are toddlers, impels them into state-subsidized training, deprives them of their childhood, etc. should be allowed to host the Olympics.

Don’t know about you but I didn’t like it from the get go.

*Just so you know, I removed their make-up in this picture. Right up front, don’t want to be accused of cheatin.’ Wanted to see how they “really” look.*

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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One Response to China Dolls

  1. rambleicious says:

    I’ve read elsewhere that they are also not allowed to speak during competitions nor are these young girls allowed to admit they miss their families.

    They are told to tell reporters that they are doing this for the glory of their country and that all hardships and no hardship at all when it comes to their country.

    I think it’s pretty sad to make them into little robots like that.

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