Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Politics of the Body

Olympic Politics of the Body.

It is quite obvious a "shitfight" is about to break out over accusations and counter-accusations about "doping", and "genetic manipulation" (whatever that is).

Here is the opening salvo in the Media







Ye Shiwen's world record Olympic swim 'disturbing', says top US coach

• Chinese 16-year-old who swam faster than Ryan Lochte compared to East Germans
• John Leonard says gold medal time was 'not believable to many people'

And the Reply was a swift and equally serious bit of finger-pointing.

'I suspect Phelps': Chinese official hits back over Ye Shiwen speculation

China's former Olympic doctor says he has long suspected Michael Phelps of using performance-enhancing drugs, but has kept silent until now because of the absence of evidence.
"The Americans are very bad, they do a lot of evil"


It can only go down hill from here.

2 comments:

Brigid O'Carroll Walsh said...

Denis, have been watching the review of the night's swimming on Channel 9. Apparently, it is reported by one of the swimmers, that Ye has been getting a hard time at a press interview accused of taking drugs. Our swimmer was very sympathetic. She said she would hate, after doing her best, to be told she was taking drugs and not swimming on her merits. As for Phelps, well all I can say is that if he is on some sort of 'enhancement' it delivers some consistent performances.

Denis Wilson said...

Thanks Brigid
I was just wanting to note what seems to be the start of something.
It is the Media pushing this.

Today the Aussie athletes are, fortunately, not adding to the fuss.

We shall see what emerges.
The IOC doping group are very restricted to issues surrounding doping in the Athletes Village, and during the actual period of the Games.
John Faye and WADA are saying nothing.
Maybe later.

Denis

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