China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with only a slight dip into second place behind the United States in London four years later.
China runs many ruthless training camps across the country to which parents send their children to learn how to be champions.
The hardships imposed on athletes in China's national sports system are well-documented. Under pressure to produce athletes of gold-medal caliber, coaches typically force children to endure painful stretching and muscle-building exercises.
Chinese children are recruited for certain sports based on their future predicted height, weight, bone density, arm span, and flexibility.
Government recruiters are sent to elementary schools to search for the perfect body type for each sport.
Chinese gymnasts are typically removed from their families to begin training in a camp between the ages of 4 and 8.
This is considered the most crucial time to determine wether or not the child will be able to win the olympics.
same happens in India - in Academics- students are forced to learn English & maths right from age of 3 years. No wonder they perform better than others at international levels
3 Days ago
Will appreciate, if a detailed report on the training schedules and methods used by the USA is also published.
adeshwar raja B (India)
6 Days ago
success doesn''t come free of cost.Atleast they are providing platform to those who are willing to be in sports.Anything to be on top needs hard work and worship.And it comes with discipline.