China's athletes raise their own chickens to avoid fowl play

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    In preparation for this summer's Olympic Games in London, members of China's national marathon team have decided to raise their own chickens out of food safety concerns and to prevent athletes from misusing prohibited drugs or even accidentally consuming foods containing banned substances.

    Many high-profile doping incidents have made athletes wary of allowing anything that could be construed as a prohibited or performance-enhancing substance from entering their system. Ensuring food safety has thus become an important challenge for China's national sporting competitions.

    The country's marathon team, who are training in Lijiang in southwest China's Yunnan province, have decided to raise chickens for themselves and buy yaks in the mountainous regions of Lijiang's Ninglang county. The area is at an altitude of 3,700 meters above sea level and is inhabited by the Yi ethnic group.

    Sports bases where Chinese Olympic athletes train reportedly have special food delivery channels and eateries. However, it is not easy for athletes training in such a remote area to obtain their food in this way and they usually take their meals at ordinary restaurants.

    Out of concerns over the quality of the meat provided at restaurants, the athletes generally stick to vegetables for the main course. Resolving the problem of the potential contamination of meat has become an issue of crucial importance for the team.

    The national team therefore came up with the idea of raising their own fowl. A staff member said the team had previously considered raising pigs. However, "it is not easy to raise pigs since they are too big. We raised 20 black chickens in the back yard of our base," he explained.

    Support staff, managers, coaches and the athletes themselves pitch in together to feed the chickens. Moreover, team staff buy fish and yaks from pollution-free, ecologically rich areas to avoid the problem of suspect meat.

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    so Chinese will bring their own chickens,condoms,toilet papers,also portable potties and what else?????

    I think chinis think Olympics are held in Pakistan:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Some where in Li Na's imagination
    Or maybe they're confusing the Olympics with India's commonwealth games. They're trying to avoid accidental doping: "wary of allowing anything that could be construed as a prohibited or performance-enhancing substance from entering their system." Grow up man...
     
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    Then i am sorry by copying for years, chinis mind stopped thinking of its own.:rofl::rofl::rofl::scared2::scared2:
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