Call me crazy but I just don't care if China beats us in Olympic events. One reason is that they are the "home team" and usually I go easier on the home team. But the main reason that I don't care is because we are competing against people whose sole purpose in living is to win the medal.
I didn't realize how psycho the Chines are about the Olympics until I watched woman's gymnastics last night. One of the Chinese girls had been training since she was three. And no this isn't the; parents get up at 4.30 am and take their daughter to practice kind of Olympic training. The parents of the girl gave her up to a gymnastics school at the age of 3 and now get to see her once a year. And as the announcers said; "She didn't leave kicking and screaming but she was only 3 at the time". Also she wanted to go home at one point but her parents wouldn't let her because if she did well her family would have better standing in Chinese society.
Yeah, so we are playing against human robots that have been training to do one thing, sorta even against their will. So when the Chinese win another gold medal, just remember that you have had more of a life just this morning than they have all of last year.