Interesting comments. The original Xinhua report is quite controversial, what do you think about that?
Equating sports with gold medals has distorted the spirit
* Source: Global Times
* [08:50 November 16 2010]
"In the past 20 years China has made great achievements in sports, but people's health is obviously deteriorating. We always get the most gold medals, and definitely China is No.1 in Asia. Isn't it an irony and a shame?"
Yang Ming, a reporter with the Xinhua News Agency,
suggesting that equating sports with gold medals has distorted the spirit and nature of sports in China, quoted by Beijing Youth Daily Monday.