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How China trains its diving stars

How China trains its diving stars

(1:49) Training so many, so hard, so young. China's state sports schools are looking for future winners.

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Maxwell1956 Maxwell1956 (464 days ago)

The United States of America gives huge amounts of money,"from the state" to train young athletes as well. Does all the hard training help the young people? I wonder...and all of it, for political propaganda...at the childrens well beings expense.

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The United States of America gives huge amounts of money,"from the state" to train young athletes as well. Does all the hard training help the young people? I wonder...and all of it, for political propaganda...at the childrens well beings expense.

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Guest: (464 days ago)

I don't think so Maxwell.

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I don't think so Maxwell.

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (464 days ago)

Is that right? I live in that country and didn't know about that. I was never offered any money or special training to become an Olympic athlete and I'm pretty sure that Michael Phelps wasn't either.

I believe the motivation for the people in the USA is to show that they are the best in the world and to get sponsorships if they win. Michael Phelps got a $1 million bonus from Speedo, for example.

If you have a link to a site that shows the government paying to train athletes to compete in the olympics, I would be interested in seeing that. Note that this does not mean payments from sponsorship companies like Speedo or Nike.

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Is that right? I live in that country and didn't know about that. I was never offered any money or special training to become an Olympic athlete and I'm pretty sure that Michael Phelps wasn't either.

I believe the motivation for the people in the USA is to show that they are the best in the world and to get sponsorships if they win. Michael Phelps got a $1 million bonus from Speedo, for example.

If you have a link to a site that shows the government paying to train athletes to compete in the olympics, I would be interested in seeing that. Note that this does not mean payments from sponsorship companies like Speedo or Nike.

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Guest: Thundercat (463 days ago)
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and it goes on and on and has been like that since I can remember.

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and it goes on and on and has been like that since I can remember.

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