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Re: Physical Culture at the Olympics Games

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:04 pm
by peter yates
Hi Francois,
thanks for sending in this fascinating article about this remarkable athlete.Really appreciated how he did it his own way and followed his instinct instead of the flawed advise of others. Deserves more recognition.Do you know what he is doing now?
Regards, Peter.

Re: MICHEL BROILLET

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:00 pm
by Harry Hayfield
François wrote:Harry, I'd be glad, if I could find a video of this extraordinary guy (a Swiss, like myself, be WRH in Oly lifting, European RH in PL, and 3rd in IFBB World championships in 1981!!!):

http://goo.gl/N2iZam

(Google-translated interview by Emmanuel Legeard, the most prominent strength sports specialist in Europe right now)
I believe I can Francois
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scAl9Am86CQ[/video]

Re: Physical Culture at the Olympics Games

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:50 am
by linabale
I've recenrtly found infromation from affordable papers of special edition of magazine "History of Ph.C." 8-)
I just thought you will like this theme :lol: :P :twisted:

Re: Physical Culture at the Olympics Games

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:13 am
by bobby87
As early as 1907, patriots in the Chinese YMCA promoted a campaign that linked physical education to national strength, posing three questions: “1. When will China be able to send a winning athlete to the Olympic contests? / 2. When will China be able to send a winning team to the Olympic contests? / 3. When will China be able to invite all the world to come to Peking for an International Olympic contest . . . ?”

Re: Physical Culture at the Olympics Games

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:28 pm
by Harry Hayfield
bobby87 wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:13 am
As early as 1907, patriots in the Chinese YMCA promoted a campaign that linked physical education to national strength, posing three questions: “1. When will China be able to send a winning athlete to the Olympic contests? / 2. When will China be able to send a winning team to the Olympic contests? / 3. When will China be able to invite all the world to come to Peking for an International Olympic contest . . . ?”
Well, as it happens we can answer those questions:

1) The first appearance at the Olympics of China was in 1932 (as the Republic of China), however between 1956 and 1980, they didn't appear once and so made their debut as the People's Republic of China in 1984.
2) It was at those Games they first won medals (15 golds, 8 silvers and 9 bronzes) so the answer to the first two questions are both 1984. In fact we can also answer the first question even more precisely as the first Chinese gold meddalist was Xu Haifeng in the Men's 50m Pistol Shooting Event
3) Well, we all know the answer to that. The first Olympics to be held by China was Beijing in 2008, but that wasn't their first attempt, their first bid was for the millennial Games which was held in Sydney and the next Winter Games will also be held in China.

Re: Physical Culture at the Olympics Games

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:49 pm
by peter yates
Thanks for the questions Bobby, and by the way welcome to the forum,and thanks for the answers Harry.
Regards,Peter.