Friday, August 15, 2008

Olympic Chinese Contraversy

Everyday I come home from work and in flat screen HD happiness (I love you baby!!), I watch the Olympics. From the spectacular and controversial opening ceremonies, everyone knew these games would be iconic and memorable.

The first issue was with the age of the Chinese gymnasts. They are supposed to be at least 16 years of age. These girls looked like they couldn't have been more than 10 years old. The Chinese government proved their age with passports that could have been easily foraged, and it is clear to see some of the girls have barely reached puberty.

Second came the discovery of the lip-syncing song. China decided the adorable 7 year old who was sang during the open ceremonies wasn't cute enough to appear on stage, so they subbed her for a 10 year old girl, who was also duped until the last minute led to believe that she would sing live. They insulted one girl by saying she wasn't pretty enough, and the other by saying her voice wasn't good enough. For the record, both little girls are completely adorable!!!

Finally there has been some distinct concern over the judging of the Chinese athletes. In every sport, it doesn't matter how much the Chinese athlete screwed up, they would get phenomenal scores. A gymnast falls and the judges turn their backs, the synchronized divers make a mistake, no one looks. There is something very very shady going on, and it isn't the smog in the air!

In the end, the Americans are triumphant! Michael Phelps broke just about every world record possible. Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson made Olympic history taking the Gold and Silver US metals in all around gymnastics. And even though its not over yet, the US currently holds 5 more Olympic metals than China. HA!!! In your cheating, shady faces!! USA!! USA!!! USA!!!!

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