Tokyo Olympics: The Unhealthiest Competition Ever

Somehow it has recently turned out that the current situation forces me to write on topics that I had not even considered in principle for reflection and coverage earlier. I do not consider myself a specialist on vaccinations and infections, but when this problem has already reached the level of discussion in the general public do not speak on this topic could not. Now, the upcoming "last year" Olympic Games are seriously puzzled. The so-called "sport of high achievements" has not interested me in general for a long time, but such an event as the Olympics is still something from the field of universal values.

A real historical event, and from any point of view - both for contemporaries and as a cultural heritage of our entire civilization. And from this perspective, what will soon happen in Tokyo is, to put it mildly, perplexing. I am sure that I am not the only one. And, again and again, several parameters at once, which, well, do not fit either with sports, or with historical Olympic traditions, or with the generally accepted concepts of such mass events.

Apparently, we must start with the fact that for the first time in history the Olympic Games are held in a certain country where at this particular moment the overwhelming majority of the population does not agree with this at all. And in Japan now it is exactly like that. In the Olympic capital itself - Tokyo - the number of opponents of the Games is more than eighty percent. This is an absolutely unprecedented situation. After all, usually, in the concept of people, the Olympics is a bright holiday that is awaited, people are preparing for it, they are happy about it, mainly positive emotions, meetings, communication, the spirit of healthy, honest rivalry and mutual understanding are anticipated from it. Historically, the Olympics, in addition to simply demonstrating the achievements of athletes, disposed precisely to meeting various people from different parts of our planet on an apolitical basis, on the principles of equality and mutual knowledge, and, as a result, contributed to the strengthening of mutual understanding and peace between peoples. But in 2021, nothing like this will definitely happen in Tokyo - the coronavirus has made its contribution. Not only are the 2020 games themselves held a year late (just because of the pandemic), but also without spectators.

At first, for reasons of infectious safety, it was decided not to let foreign fans into the country, then the entrance to most of the competitions was strictly limited to the Japanese themselves, and the athletes-participants and their escorts were decided to rigidly isolate in the so-called "security bubbles" with whom not to allow communication, movement by strictly isolated transport along isolated "corridors" from the accommodation point to the place of the competition or training. The "Olympic village" itself, which has always and everywhere previously been the center of attraction for the press, fans and guests, as well as the main meeting place and communication for the athletes themselves, now in Japan is a spartan secured facility, cut off not only from the outside world, but also rigidly inside delimited into separate sectors, in fact, without the possibility of crossing the people in them. Quite a strange "Olympic atmosphere", isn't it?

From a purely sports point of view, so to speak, everything is also more than strange. Although in what is called "big sport", these "oddities" have been observed for a long time. By the way, it was for this reason that I personally lost any interest in him.

The story of the banning of state symbols for Russian representatives has also appeared quite a long time ago, everyone has also known for a long time and, one might say, set the teeth on edge. It all started as if because of doping, and it was with Russian athletes. But it has been going on for too long, so long that everyone is almost used to it. It seems to have even become an unwritten norm that our athletes perform almost everywhere without the flag, anthem and symbols of their country on their uniforms. I personally do not understand at all what they are doing there under such humiliating conditions, especially against the background, for example, of Norwegian skiers - all of them "asthmatics", seriously "sick" American gymnasts, etc. and the like, which on this occasion can take any illegal drugs. But this is a slightly different topic, which our athletes do there in this form, now I will not disassemble it, although I have quite a definite opinion on this matter. Another question that everyone understands is not about doping, but about policies.

“Sport of high achievements” has long been not a sport in general, it is a show, politics and business, of course. Something like a circus. True, there is definitely less politics in the circus. There, too, tricksters often go beyond the limits of a person's physical capabilities, and sometimes, as it seems, even for them, but for some reason no one does doping tests for them. This is understandable - they are professionals, it is their job and their own risk, and what these people do for the sake of the public's interest, their own business. And the public pays them money for it. Is it something different in "big sport" or something? Aren't Olympic-level athletes professionals who don't do anything else in life? Don't they get money for this, risking their own lives and health? After all, it's not a secret for anyone that such a level of stress has nothing to do with a healthy lifestyle. Rather, the opposite is true. And the difference from the circus, by and large, only in the fact that the audience is millions of times larger and, accordingly, the money is completely different - huge, not a single circus has dreamed so much. Apparently this is precisely why any circus performance can be canceled due to the pandemic, but the Olympics cannot. And all this talk about the fact that athletes, they say, are preparing the same, that this is their life, their hopes, etc. True, of course, but not at all the main reason for holding, or rather, not canceling such competitions.

For circus performers, this is also their life and their hopes. As well as for theater artists, restaurant workers, and so on. But the sums of money are still not involved there. But for what you can earn at the Olympics, a pandemic is not a pandemic, for someone the game is clearly worth the candle. And in the "sport of high achievements" doping, these very and other officially prohibited things for the sake of these high achievements and money for them are widely used and applied, and every sane individual should understand this. It's like with the rules of the road: somehow somewhere strong or not very, often or rarely, sometimes unconsciously, but almost everyone who drives them violates them, and only those who come under the camera or in the field of view are responsible. hawk-eye of a traffic policeman. And for some people this happens - flashing lights, "ksivs", connections, "nice" numbers, bribes, again, and so on. So in sports everything is exactly the same, nothing new.

At the same time, at his last press conference, just on the occasion of the preparation against all odds for the Tokyo 2021 games already almost taking place in 2020 in Tokyo, as well as in connection with a large number of hard-hitting questions to them, the head of the IOC Thomas Bach, among other things, he said: "... the main thing is that the spirit of fair competition is preserved and human rights are respected!" Nothing like, well said, such as "for all good and against all bad", you will not find fault. But for me personally, this is all just sick of it already. Sick of constant hypocrisy and pure lies, disguised under the generally accepted universal streamlined phrases of all kinds of "international high-ranking functionaries" of various profiles, Bach is not excluding.

In addition to several new sports, the upcoming Olympics will feature the official participation of a transgender female weightlifter from New Zealand. The novelty, in fact, consists only in the fact that the participation of a transgender person in competitions of this level will be just official. Regarding the question of doping and the honesty of competition, it can be noted that in women's teams in various sports, participants have appeared, both in appearance and in their physical abilities, very few women. But this is all, they say, Mother Nature has so cheered and hormonal drugs have nothing to do with it, well, or they were simply prescribed, due to illness, of course, how else ...

New Zealand transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard

But back to the first "official" transgender Olympian or, more precisely, transgender - a woman after all. Here I will immediately explain: in principle, I am not against transgender people, gays, lesbians and all the other "LGBT + kyu" or whatever, so as not to offend anyone, citizens. Our society is already completely tolerant and modernly advanced - everyone is free to do whatever he wants with himself, in this sense, complete freedom. My body is my business, so to speak. But here, not only to the "fairness of the competition" proclaimed by Mr. T. Bach, but even to his observance of so respected human rights, big questions arise. A person who was born a man and more recently he was still a woman, according to his physical characteristics, definitely surpasses a woman, and accordingly his chances of winning in a competition with her are definitely higher, especially in such a sport as weightlifting. So what about honesty? And if we talk about the protection of rights, so whose rights are, in fact, protected in this case?

Well, it's understandable with a transgender - he feels like a woman, although he doesn't look like her at all - welcome to the women's team. It seems and has the right. But what about the rights of real women in this case? They also have the right to compete honestly, with their own equal. Or will we now just spit for the sake of protecting the rights of one single transgender person to the rights of all other non-transgender competitors in this discipline? How can this be? Where is the equality? I'm not even talking about the democratic principles of the rule of majority rights. And besides, the majority of women, for whose rights everyone is also actively fighting. Yes, of course, and the various rights of minorities must somehow be respected, but not at the expense of an obvious infringement of the equal rights of the majority, moreover, the overwhelming majority! For some reason, it never occurs to anyone in the head in a row, say, to put a runner to compete with a person with one leg or even in a wheelchair. And understandably - this is not fair. There are separate games for people with disabilities - Paralympic games. And that's right, that's fair. And the rights of people who have health problems, but want to compete, are respected - they compete with the same as they are, on equal terms. At the same time, there are not only people with purely physical problems in the Paralympic teams. There are also athletes with mental disabilities.

And if a person within himself is not very able to determine what gender he is - is it not a mental deviation, an internal deep psychological or even psychiatric problem? In my opinion, she is the one. The large number of suicides or repeated "recurrent" surgeries among transgender people is further evidence of this. To be honest, I do not really understand how such people in some "especially advanced" states even serve in the army and the police, that is, they are given real military weapons with the right to use them into the hands, into the hands of a mentally labile citizen, let's say ... But this is also a slightly different topic.

Back to the Olympics. If the IOC is so willing to respect the rights of this minority, please, just let them compete with their own kind. To maintain the "spirit of fair competition." After all, all the newfangled talk about a certain "special normality" of these people is just another lie for the sake of something. Why? In general, this is a broad question, in some ways even a political one. But in our particular case, everything is simple and trite - money. Perhaps plus personal fame, which, again, brings money. After all, be that as it may and with all due respect to these, in my personal opinion, simply heroic people - Paralympians, box office receipts from their competitions, profits from advertisements, TV broadcasts, souvenirs, etc. certainly not comparable to that of "healthy" athletes. What would be the possible interest of the public and sponsors in a transgender competition? Even if there were enough of them to carry out something like that?

And with all the hype created around this today on a global scale, and this is how the Olympic Games are positioned, such interest really would hardly have exceeded the scale of the arithmetic error. And everyone understands this very well, including even the most advanced “LGBT + something there” activists. But for medals at the "normal" Olympics, the financial situation is completely different. Some people are ready to change their sex for such amounts, or at least pretend to have changed. Surprised? ... Yes, yes, and this is possible today! "To what progress has reached - to unprecedented miracles!" - as sung in a famous song from my happy and cloudless Soviet childhood.

The only question is whether we need this kind of "progress" today, in this form. And such, if I may say so, "Olympiads" that have not had anything to do with this concept for a long time?
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 21 July 2021 09: 01
    The one who pays calls the tune. And in "Sports of High Achievements" they pay and donate cars / apartments, it is clear who.
    1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
      Pishenkov (Alexey) 21 July 2021 19: 11
      And what do you think, to this "lady" of New Zealand, who "orders the tune" and gives cars?
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 21 July 2021 19: 54
        Sponsors, advertisers + a bit government.
        I read that this alignment is almost everywhere, only% differ.

        And the advertised firms, by and large, do not care if he, she or it.

        And the athletes too. A bank, an oligarch, a thief in law, or a sports food manufacturer ...
        1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
          Pishenkov (Alexey) 22 July 2021 00: 34
          And the advertised firms, by and large, do not care if he, she or it.

          - Yes, not in figs, even if you don’t care, this "it" will definitely be full of attention, even if it won’t win anything. And "it" will most likely also win - it's not like competing with men ... Here is such a business for advertisers. And if they don’t care, it’s what effect this all has on others, whom it prompts, and so on.
          1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
            Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 July 2021 08: 38
            "attention will definitely be full" - this is only at the beginning, until they get used to it ...

            But in principle it is true. It + money is a terrible force.
            Whoever pays orders ...

            No one is surprised at the athletes in the Duma, in the bureaucracy, in the funds, the mafia, and so on.
            1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
              Pishenkov (Alexey) 22 July 2021 13: 06
              this is only at the beginning, until they get used to it ...

              - this is the worst thing, if we get used to it, everything ... to the fact that this one is the same woman, like the others, quite normal to herself; that olympiads can be bubble-distance, that doping and so on are possible for some, but not for others, that some incomprehensible organizations will dictate to everyone whether they can walk with their own flag or not, etc.
              The main thing is that someone, somewhere, drips money ... And then all of us for this money will finally be given cancer, and we will stand there, and those who do not like it will simply be superfluous in this world, subject to liquidation. This is exactly where we will come by this very hour
              1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
                Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 July 2021 13: 42
                So this is different ...)))

                This is already for Mutko, the media, the oligarchs .... Who cares for money, but not control over meldonium, etc. can not establish, nor can he speak normally in the courts ...

                GDP said - it is possible, so it is possible ... under a different flag. And right.
                1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
                  Pishenkov (Alexey) 22 July 2021 14: 05
                  and control over meldonium will not help anything - firstly, it is a fairly harmless dietary supplement, in fact, it was only recently added to the list of prohibited drugs, and a similar American one is absent in the same list
                  secondly, the same meldonium or something more abruptly who needs it will still be allowed, even prescribed, according to the recipe
                  thirdly, in the courts of these same speak or be silent - the result will be the same, it was already predetermined in advance with these same money, which we talked about earlier
                  And VVP is certainly not right in this, from my personal point of view, but it is not for me to judge it. He has already proved to everyone more than once that he is definitely a champion in games for a long time. We can only hope that there is something similar in this somewhere.
                  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
                    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 July 2021 15: 40
                    And here we will correct a friend ... (from an anecdote)
                    1) Meldonius - they warned me a year in advance, they gave me another half a year (sort of), then they said: okay, they ate, but so that there would be no more handfuls in the blood))) and still got a bunch of them. Just a mess and disregard ..
                    And they forgiven me anyway.
                    2) In the courts - Our officials didn’t sue, they just assented and admitted.
                    No witnesses, no independent examinations, no lawyers, almost nothing ...
                    But the athletes themselves successfully sued, and successfully removed the bans ... there was a lot of news ...
                    3) the GDP in the resolution turned out to be right (he said so).
                    If you prohibit it, athletes and coaches will simply run away over the hill. there are positive developments ...
                    1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
                      Pishenkov (Alexey) 22 July 2021 19: 42
                      If you forbid it - so athletes and coaches will simply run over the hill.

                      - there is such a thing. Well, that is, if this idea is developed to the end, those who run away, in general, do not care under what flag to act, as long as they get paid. It means that they are not acting for the honor of the country (as they all and others like them rub in for a long time and persistently) but for themselves and for sponsors. Why should such people be supported at the state level? We are not talking about the prestige of a state without an anthem and a flag, so what then? Is it that "high performance sport" is such a significant part of the economy? Or are athletes such a significant part of society, and even dysfunctional? Neither one nor the other ... In almost every watered talk show, the Vlasovites are immediately remembered, and then what is better ???
                      And about officials - this is an old question "about the conservatory" according to Zhvanetsky, but they just won't be lost - they will wash themselves another trough. We have, as it turns out, some regional traffic police officers live better than any Olympians ... So at home there is something to feed on. repeat
                      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
                        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 July 2021 20: 50
                        Right, but .....

                        Why should such people be supported at the state level at all?

                        If they support, then it is necessary ... for those who have the power ...

                        How many people there, zabugrom have something? AND?
                        Jacobi - 200 thousand officials grew up in Britain alone. (maybe lying ...)

                        "it is necessary to rejoice" (GDP)
                      2. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
                        Pishenkov (Alexey) 22 July 2021 22: 56
                        Again you are talking about what has someone where ... And this has something to do with the Olympics? Well, it would be fine in London, she was ... Tokyo seems to be not so popular among government officials of the Russian Federation for buying real estate laughing
                      3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
                        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 July 2021 23: 18
                        And what is the fundamental difference between the salaries of officials and the salaries of state athletes?
                        If they support government officials, they also support government athletes.

                        Tokyo? If it were in the Mediterranean, then it would be the same as in Courchevel ...

                        Okay, it's simple: if they support, then we need to ... Ours - without a hymn. Ihnim - IT.

                        The erectorate on their hard-earned money may not support as much as necessary ...
                        IMHO, the total is zero
  • Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 21 July 2021 10: 26
    When did sports generally bring health? These athletes are usually disabled at the end of their lives. Soviet Physical Culture is what should be the ideal.
  • steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 21 July 2021 19: 51
    At this Olympics, Russia, as usual, without a flag and anthem! And the author is all about his own.
    "Who's talking about what, and lousy about the bath."
    The article is not correct!
    1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
      Pishenkov (Alexey) 22 July 2021 00: 39
      And the author wrote about this, you, apparently, again only read the headlines ...

      And the author's personal opinion - either there is nothing to do in this form, or to beat everyone in the head so that they would not allow themselves to do something like that ... And that seems to be a superpower on the one hand, and on the other a whipping boy like who wanted to kick. WADA is somehow done, the same as the OPCW, the ECHR, the OSCE, and you can also extend CNN, DW, CNBC, as well as USAID, etc., all one sharashka with one boss ...
      1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
        steelmaker 22 July 2021 10: 12
        The story of the prohibition of state symbols for Russian representatives has also appeared a long time ago, ..........

        And you call this "the author wrote"? One paragraph? It's called: "Both ours and yours!" So that you could then be justified: "I wrote!"

        what are they doing there on such humiliating terms,

        So it was necessary to write about it! We must pay attention to our shame and moral principles, and not to blueness. You will decide on your moral principles. And when both ours and yours, it is called differently. In society, it is even called a profession, even a very ancient one!

        To live with dignity, you need to speak correctly and boldly,
        how to chop wood.
        To please and humble oneself is not to be friends,
        it is to slaughter yourself.
        They don’t respect those, they don’t take care of them,
        for those helpful there will be a path like a whip.
        Do everything honestly, say it right
        from the beginning it will be difficult, but the result is a reward.
        1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
          Pishenkov (Alexey) 22 July 2021 12: 35
          ... you have obvious problems with the perception of printed text, the main thing is the general semantic load. Somehow it seems that words and sentences can be read, sometimes even whole paragraphs (although I'm not sure), but the whole text and its meaning cannot be linked together.
          If you try to concentrate again (the article is short at all, by my standards), then maybe you will understand the general meaning. This is definitely not about blueness, but also definitely not about the problems of Russian state symbols - these are only components of the overall picture, and there are many of them ...
          And how and about what to write this I will somehow figure it out myself.
          1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
            steelmaker 22 July 2021 21: 11
            you have obvious problems with the perception of printed text,

            Well, you immediately understand my text and do not need to reread it. Education should be obtained, not bought. Then the written text by you will be understood immediately and will not need to be re-read.
            1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
              Pishenkov (Alexey) 22 July 2021 22: 50
              I understand ... wink
              and even for such texts, even education is not needed, but just attentiveness is enough. hi
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  • Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 23 July 2021 14: 31
    The Olympics, after all, this is also something from the field of universal values

    The Olympic Games had universal human value in ancient times and the beginning of the Renaissance in the 20th century, when they really reflected the physical and moral-volitional qualities of the participants.
    Today, the Pan-Asian Games claim this role to a greater extent, and the Olympic Games have long become an instrument of politics and various kinds of manipulation. Olympic disciplines are changed based on undercover intrigue and chances for a team result, and therefore the number of disciplines has grown to incredible proportions, despite the fact that technical and chemical-pharmaceutical support initially puts athletes in unequal conditions. The financial side of the issue cuts off 99% of the world's states from the possibility of holding the Olympic Games, and even non-poor European state institutions are holding them together, and why - for the above and many other reasons.
    High achievement sport - business, money. The Olympic Games have become a purely political and economic event, in which athletes are assigned the role of a political tool and a means of enriching the sponsors-exploiters behind them, for which they buy for a certain fee the best in their profession and capable of overworking superhuman loads in order to show the highest achievements and recoup their investment. funds with a profit.