陈凯访谈/前国篮手揭中国体育界用激素内幕 Systematic Steroids Abuse in China's Sports
Steroid Champion Lin Li 东德教练用激素催生的奥运冠军林莉
Where are the Gold Medals From?
The Use of Hormones in China's Sports Circle-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Since the 1980s, China has become a sporting giantand a leading nation in
gold medals.However, China has also become the leading nationin drug
scandals. In the past decade,the total number of drug scandals in
Chinaexceeded the combined number of all other nations.In the West, drug
scandals usually involve individuals,whereas in China, they have become
systematic.Chen Kai, ex-National Basketball Team member, saysthat
China's "national sports system" is the bane.
In the 2008 Beijing Olympics,the Chinese athletes were leading in gold
medals.However, Hong Kong's Open magazine publishedan article titled "The
Inside-Story of China's Medals",revealing the secrets of the "national
The article said that the Chinese Communist Party(CCP) has become notorious
for its excessive useof drugs to win medals at the cost of athletes' health.
Chen Kai, a former National Basketball Team member,said that
China's "national sports system" originatedfrom former Soviet Union and
East Germany.China learnt the "secrets of hormones" from them.After hiring
East German coaches, the Chineseswimmers' performance dramatically improved.
Chen Kai: After the collapse of East Germany,people discovered these
secrets in archives.China hired some East Germen coaches, whosystematically
gave athletes hormone treatments.These records won't be exposed unless CCP
Hong Kong's Open magazine said that in the West,drug scandals typically
involve individuals.However in China, the sports authorities playa critical
role in using drugs.
Female weightlifter Zou Chunlan of Jilin Sports Teamwon seven gold medals
and broke a world record.Zou said that her coach gave them drugs
disguisedas nutritional supplement. These female athletesstarted to grow
body hair and beard.Then their coach said the drugs were male hormones.The
intake didn't stop until 2 weeks before the match.They were later injected
a chemical to pass drug tests.
Chen: Coaches distribute hormone drugs to athletes.The athletes don't want
to take these harmful drugs.They (the authorities) destroy people like
this.Some female athletes told me this after leaving China.This is totally
inhumane, but they don't havethe courage to expose it to the public.
Chen believes that people shouldn't wait untilCCP falls to expose these.
They should do it now.
Chen: Individuals shouldn't wait until CCP fallsto make choices. It's wrong
to not make choices now.Everyone in any harmful regime can make choices,so
the harmful regime can fall.
Chen said that in this national sports system,athletes live in an extremely
isolated world.This system does not acknowledge individual interestsor
freedom and athletes are not trainedaccording to their capabilities.This is
the product of an evil regime.
NTD reporters Zhou Yulin,Li An'an and Bo Ni. 2011-07-05
How Did China Get So Good? Swim Coaches Say Hard Work; Gossip Hints At Other Factors
July 31, 1992|by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
The British journalists usually ask the question first. Then, the Americans jump in when it's the American swimmers' turn to talk.
Just what are these Chinese women swimmers using anyway? Why are they winning gold medals that were supposed to go to Americans? And where did they come from anyway?
The answers always are the same. Through the translators, the Chinese swimmers and their coaches say: "No, we are not using steroids. We just trained hard and got better."
To their credit, the American swimmers have not publicly blamed drugs. They mostly have blamed the press for getting everybody's expectations too high.
Whatever, the facts are these: Chinese swimmers won no medals in 1984 at Los Angeles when their team's coming-out party netted 32 total medals, including 15 golds. In 1988 at Seoul, Chinese women swimmers won four medals (three silver and one bronze). With more strong teams in Seoul than in Los Angeles, the team dropped to 28, including five golds.
This year, after five days of competition, Chinese women swimmers have won three golds and two silvers in individual races and one silver in a relay. China is third overall, with 21 medals, including seven golds and 10 silvers.
What's going on here? There are suspicions that several of those dastardly East German women's swimming coaches, responsible for the rampant steroid use by that group, have resurfaced in China. But is there proof? Not really.
It's no shock that China is doing well in diving, shooting and judo. Maybe the five medals in weightlifting are suspect, but nearly everybody is suspect in that sport.
The women swimmers are getting people upset, but it really shouldn't be that great a shock. In Seoul, Yong Zhuang won the silver in the 100-meter freestyle. This time, she won the gold by upsetting world recordholder Jenny Thompson, who swam less than her best. In Seoul, Hong Qian won bronze in the 100-meter butterfly. This time, she won gold and didn't swim much faster than her personal best.
Lin Li has shown recent dramatic improvement. She won silver in the 200- meter breastroke and the 400-meter individual medley, and improved her personal bests in both events by more than three seconds. Last night, she won the 200-meter individual medley, set a world record and swam 1.5 seconds faster than she ever had before.
Through a translator, her coach denied the obligatory steroid question.