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02-17-2013, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Vicente View Post
I don't want to offend anyone but to me it seems like Chinese are not really the best guys in any team sports. Ok, they are quite good in basketball but what else comes then? Maybe it's their mentality or the way they are pushed during training. I just don't get why Chinese are so strong in any one-man sports and then in a team they aren't.
China tends to put the majority of its funding into individual sports. Their stated goal is to get the largest number of medals possible. So they can either develop 20 players to win in a team sport like hockey (which would give them one medal), or they can develop 1 gymnast (there are multiple chances to get a medal in gymnastics). So in a team sport, they're spending more money to get less medals.

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