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Old 09-10-2019, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Velocity View Post
If anything, I'd expect dictatorship nations to field sports teams that practice even more gruelingly and intensely than Western democracies.
Yes when the Olympics was still confined to amateurs, it was often claimed that the USSR (and perhaps East German) teams were not really amateurs. As I recall, the hockey team was composed of soldiers whose real full time job was to practice hockey.