So the brewing controversy that seems to be swept under the rug is the age requirements in women’s gymnastics.
The qualifying age is 16. But if you look at the Chinese team….there is NO way several of them are 16. In fact, they are 14 but thanks to uncontested falsifications of documents and the IOA not requiring proof documentation, nothing will be done about it.
Granted, gymnasts like Nadia Comenici were 14 when they competed and I am not sure why and when the age requirements were instituted (and I think it’s pointless), but there is a certain resiliency and advantage between a 14 and a 16 year-old.
And what’s with competitors whose parents were former Olympic atheletes for different countries, such as Nastia Liukin’s father. And come one…why would you name your child Nastia. That is like a ghetto hair weave recipe for disaster. Despite the pride in American dominance in all things human, if you look closely at accolades and award in the past year, you can see that America is…well…sucking.
The Oscars? All four major acting award went to non-Americans.
Music? Singers like Amy Winehouse, US, Ronson, Adele and more are making bigger waves than American singers. I mean if the next big news is a new Britney or Mariah CD, then there is a problem.
I don’t knooooooow…..
And why was Dubya wiping the back of women’s volleyball phenom Traener? Huh???
And WHY do all the U.S. female gymnasts sound like totaly airhead dweebs? Listen to them. And don’t get me started on the diving pair….Ready? Ok! 1, 2, GO!
I am not lying.