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    Tokyo Olympics 2020 (21)

    Nasser wasn't a coach, if you meant him. But his case probably reflects the level of submission to the authority the athletes (and parents) are expected to show in women's gymnastics.
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    Tokyo Olympics 2020 (21)

    Some of it was made public some time ago, through Nadia Comaneci and Soviet athletes, the horror stories. And beyond Communist countries and gymnastics, the story of the Japanese volleyball team which was subjected to mental and physical torture. That one was even presented in a positive light at the time, as far as I remember, how dehumanization gets results.
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    Tokyo Olympics 2020 (21)

    I for one am shocked to discover there have been serious controversies related to women's gymnastics.
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    The TLW Greatest Film Of All Time - Final

    I meant not prolong the voting for the decade winners beyond one round. As for the losing steam point, it was pretty obvious that number of votes was starting to go down, debates were less passionate and threads were sinking quickly down the list, as I said, as fun as it was, it felt it ran its course and it was time to finish it and start another one.
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    The TLW Greatest Film Of All Time - Final

    You are not selling the pleasures of running it too well.
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    The TLW Greatest Film Of All Time - Final

    What are you all talking about, these are the winners of past tournaments, not anybody's choice. Well, everybody's (wrong) choice in a way. I would have liked more than one vote though. And a big head to head final. But entertaining as the films tournaments were, they are clearly losing steam and some of the audience so I guess it was time to finish it off.
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    Next Tournament Ideas

    Only real or do we allow fictional as well?
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    Tokyo Olympics 2020 (21)

    There are some bizarre sports at the Olympics now. Rugby 7, basketball 3, skateboarding, beach handball. And yet there is no Texas Holdem.
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    Coronavirus

    Are they the same UK officials recommending not to offer AZ to young people in Britain?
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    Next Tournament Ideas

    Best underrated film. All entries must have a IMDB rating of under 6.5 or 6 or an equivalent Tomatoes rating.
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    Coronavirus

    Clinical testing on the "alpha"?
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    Tokyo Olympics 2020 (21)

    Where did I say I am not prepared to entertain the idea she may not be mentally healthy? All I know about her is that she is some kind of superstar who has been around for ever and has won a pile of gold medals in the past. And was now quitting the tournament after a poor performance. My mild curiosity turned into attention after I noticed the phrase "prioritizing my mental health" was uttered and I immediately knew I would wake up tomorrow with her being hailed as a hero.
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    Tokyo Olympics 2020 (21)

    If you turn mental health into a universal get-out-of-jail card and implicitly not only accept some vague formulation but turn it almost into a society's fetish, wouldn't this create the situation in which mental health is completely trivialized and misappropriated as a term?
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    Tokyo Olympics 2020 (21)

    I don't know what Pierce Morgan approach is. What seems to be new is the seemingly magic phrase "mental health", which is at the moment treated as a cover-all and represents the moment at which all discussion is supposed to stop. And yet nobody knows what it actually means, are you diagnosed as ill, is it self-diagnosed, or is it just how you respond to pressure when you are no longer 100 percent. Like in the case of Osaka, I was being lectured on another thread that we don't know what triggers her mental health issues, it may be having to speak at a press conference, when I expressed bewilderment how someone can handle all the pressure and media spotlight of the tournament, but not a couple of routine pressers. It turns out, it's not just the press conferences, she has deeper confidence and possibly depression issues and is now skipping tournaments and getting beaten. I will go to the unmentionable for the sake of illustration, we have players who are criticized and ridiculed for being a "sick note" and never available, all they have to do is "come out" as a person with mental health issues and they will completely reposition themselves within hours. As if physical injuries is something you can control. Or taking penalties.
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    Tokyo Olympics 2020 (21)

    You are aware I am not discussing her, but media / public reactions to what she did? She is neither the first nor last big champion suddenly finding it hard and quitting.
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