Originally posted by @blood-on-the-tracks
Everyone who disagrees is a 'troll'. Simply entering the discussion with a different view to D64 becomes a troll
As for spewing falsehoods, D64 forgets that she/he specifically stated that China has *several top class snooker players*.
When challenged to name them, no reply there came. And that was over a year ago.
Was that the spewing ...[text shortened]... pointing that out in a discussion on Chinese athletes is not being racist. It is stating a fact.
"It is a fact that Chinese performance in the Olympics of the 80s and 90 s was
*very much enhanced* by banned substances."
--Blood on the Tracks
FALSE. It's NOT a fact. It's an obstinate prejudice held by racists (such as Blood on the Tracks).
There's no proof that more than a small minority of Chinese athletes who won medals
at Olympics 1984-1999 used PEDs.
I do NOT dispute that, in some, though not all, sports there was considerable usage of PEDs
during that period in China, as there was in many other countries, including the USA.
But one should not extrapolate PED usage in swimming to all or even most other sports.
And it's possible that some Chinese who used PEDs did not get caught by drug tests.
That would be true as well for many non-Chinese who used PEDs at that time.
The Chinese deserve to be treated according to the same standards as other athletes.
When Chinese athletes pass their drug tests, they deserve to be presumed innocent.
If Florence Griffith-Joyner (FloJo) had been Chinese and made the same unprecedented
improvement at a late age for a sprinter, then she would be about universally condemned for cheating.
Instead, Americans love to celebrate her as the greatest woman sprinter (by far) of all time.
(Some other top American women sprinters were convinced at that time that she was cheating.)
Given that China has about 1.4 billion people, why is Blood on the Tracks apparently
certain that none of them could have the potential to run or swim fast or jump far or high
without using PEDs to cheat? Because all Chinese are 'racially inferior'?
The only world record still held in distance running by a Chinese woman is at 3000 metres,
and that's because that race's now rarely run, having been replaced by the 5000 metres.
There was a hypothesis that it would be impossible for any non-cheating woman ever to
break the allegedly PED-enhanced world records of Qu Yinxua at 1500 metres and
Wang Junxia at 10000 metres, but these records have been broken by black African women.
Must these (not 'racially inferior' ) black African women have used PEDs to run even faster?
The only way that Chinese can convince racists that they are not cheating is to lose all the time.