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“Veggie” diet blamed for poor performance of China’s women volleyball team

Friday, July 27th 2012 - 23:59 UTC
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Fearing tainted meat, China's women's volleyball team has stuck to a strict vegetarian diet for the last three weeks, which the team's coach is now blaming for his athletes' abysmal performance. Read full article


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  • talonIV

    LOL, it has nothing to do with a “veggie diet”. How the hell can you win at Volly Ball when the entire team is under 5' tall?

    YIKES, was that UN PC?

    Damn, no Mai Gai Goo nPan for me tonight.

    Jul 28th, 2012 - 04:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • TxWrstmkr

    So much for “Meatless Mondays”! I think Meatloaf Monday sounds better anyway! Don't they eat Monkey in china? (Monkey Mondays)

    Jul 28th, 2012 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    Funny!!! Is it the best the Chinese could think of to defense their lost?!

    Jul 28th, 2012 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • juanblanco69

    they have 3 players under 6 foot and that is thanks to the new “defender rule”...I take Talon is very short , Napolean type complex making her unsettled here. Who cares what people blame things on, especially coming from Americans who are the biggest at blaming everyone but themselves

    Jul 28th, 2012 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rogerdog

    Let them eat pork!

    Jul 29th, 2012 - 12:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • itsspideyman

    The Chinese team is no slouch. They've medaled in every Olympics since 1984 except 1992, and took the gold in '84 and '08. They are a 7-time world champion. While they don't have height they make it up in unbelievable speed and endurance. I'm not sure I buy the meat thing either, but if I were the Chinese I'd been shipping my cattle on cargo planes!

    Jul 29th, 2012 - 05:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    If I understand the spirit of this article (see last line), this is another anti-Argentina posting.

    Jul 29th, 2012 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • juanblanco69

    @itsspideyman , what do you mean they don't have the height ? their team is as big as any other team out there

    Jul 29th, 2012 - 01:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rodroc

    Veggie diets are one of the best strategies to improve metabolism and to stay healthier. I don't know if these players have the height or not, but they certainly look healthy and are better athletes than many of us.

    Aug 02nd, 2012 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • IKbacon

    Get these girls some bacon. Everything is 'better' with bacon.

    Aug 03rd, 2012 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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