Discipline above all else.
For the Chinese sports starts very early. The Champions helped the country to show itself in the international arena and cruel approach to learning is really justified: at the Olympics in Sydney China received 28 gold medals and eight years later, in Beijing, already 51. Where are the successes? The secret of the champion’s title in Chinese is very simple: take the baby and to coach him every day. That’s just is it worth it.
Poor people in sport
In the 90-ies of the last century, the government of China ordered simply to select promising children of the village families. Needless to say, chose the best and for rural inhabitants, where supply disruptions of supply happens quite often, it was a real gift.
Sports boarding schools
Private sports schools were entirely exempt from taxes. The child got here for years and lived as in a boarding school, practicing every day. To parents released just a few days. The regime at these schools come for the taste and the soldier-the Spartan daily drill, the rigid discipline and training for 7-8 hours.
The competition for a better life
In the age of the children began to understand the benefits that will bring for them and their family moving from the provinces to the capital. Began the competitive phase, because in the big city took very few. The dream was to become Olympic hopefuls — and the coach and family of athlete received significant cash grants and the full support of the state.
But after the Olympics 2008, China suddenly faced with an unexpected problem: many athletes careers have finished, and to put them anywhere. The fact that even secondary education in China is at a very high level, and where to get knowledge to the athlete, dedicated to training 9 hours a day?
To the credit of the Chinese authorities, the problem was solved at a fundamental level. In 2010, the government published the so-called “document 23” — in fact, the reform of education. Under the new Directive, all schools should support former athletes, while improving the standards of education.
On the Mat with the cradle
But and athletic standards have also increased. “Sanchez” in the villages and deaf villages almost ceased: now the coaches prefer to come in kindergarten, to hold supplementary classes for children. Thus, in early childhood form the habit of sports.
Apparently, the Chinese have definitely decided to grow a real Confucian Superman, even forcibly. Today, the largest sports school Shanghai and Beijing simply does not accept even the famous athletes who failed to pass University exams. Knowing this, coaches and athletes give equal number of hours studying and training. However, the life time is not at all…