Official CCP media are launching “gold medal” propaganda at full speed. The CCP brain trust seems to be gathered on the athletic fields and using the gold medals to show off. China currently holds the most medals from the Beijing Olympics.
In history, when communist or totalitarian regimes have hosted the Olympic Games, the hosting country has won the most gold medals and other medals. During the 1936 Berlin Games, Nazi Germany also won more gold medals than the United States. But gold medals have never been able to stop the destruction of a communist party or the Nazi regime.
Gold Medals Never Prevented the Fall of the Nazi Regime
The United States consecutively won the most medals during the first 10 Olympic Games. But Hitler had different plans for the 11th Olympic Games. The 1936 Berlin Olympics was the first Games to be broadcasted on television, and Hitler wanted to use the Olympics to spread Nazi ideology and propaganda and put up a façade of peace. The opening ceremony was filled with fluttering Nazi flags, with an atmosphere of frantic militarism and racism. Nazi Germany won 89 medals in 1936, including 33 gold, 26 silver and 30 bronze. The United States on the other hand only won a total of 56 medals. Despite the large win, the gold medals could not help the Nazi regime to survive. The totalitarian regime was completely disintegrated during World War II.
The Gold War
The United State regained first place again with a total of 84 medals during the 14th Olympic Games in London in 1948. This included 38 gold, 27 silver and 19 bronze. The United States maintained its medal domination during the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. The former Soviet Union came in second place with a total of 71 medals. The media in Soviet Union began spreading propaganda that their large medal win was because of the superiority of communism.
Afterward the Helsinki Games, the former Soviet Union greatly increased financial investment in their training for the next Games. In Melbourne in 1956, the former Soviet Union won 98 medals, surpassing the United States by 24 medals. They once again used the gold medals as a tool to promote communist propaganda through the former Soviet’s media.
In the four Olympics from 1960 to 1972, the former Soviet Union and the United States alternated in taking the most medals. In 1976, the former Soviet Union won by a landmark, with 49 gold medals, 41 silver medals and 35 bronze medals.
Two fifths of the countries around the world, including the United States, Japan, West Germany, Canada and Australia boycotted the 22nd Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980. Soviet troops had just invaded Afghanistan, overtly violating the Olympic spirit of peace and friendship. As a result only 81 countries participated in the Games.
China also boycotted the Moscow Olympics, because at that time there was some antagonism between the two countries.
The former Soviet Union then boycotted the 23rd Olympic Games in Los Angles in 1984 and pressured all the other communist extremist countries to follow suit, with the exception of Romania. At that time China still relied on the United States diplomatically because the relationship between China and the former Soviet Union was still tense. China thus sent a delegation to the Los Angles Olympics.
During the Los Angles Olympics, the United States won a landside 83 gold medals, 61 silver medals and 30 bronze medals. Without the former Soviet Union’s support, China imitated the Soviet Union’s whole-nation system and aided by other communist countries. China finally garnered 15 gold medals, 8 silver medals and 9 bronze medals
Gold Medals Have not Prevented Communist Regimes from Dissolution
The Seoul Games in 1988 was the last competition between the United States and the former Soviet Union. During the 24th Games the Soviet Union scored 55 gold medals, 31 silver and 46 bronze. The former East Germany ranked second with 37 gold, 30 silver and 35 bronze medals, followed by the United States with 36 gold, 31 silver and 27 bronze.
Because China was competing in sports where other former communist countries were strong and Chinese athletes did not perform as well as expected, China only got 5 gold, 11 silver and 12 bronze medals in 1988.
The former Soviet Union and other communist extremist countries reaped unprecedented good results at the Seoul Olympics due to their whole-nation system. Communist mass media also made an all-out effort to promote communism and nationalism. However, the Soviet Union and other eastern European communist extremist countries suddenly dissolved before the opening of the next Olympics, which fully demonstrated the failure of communism.
The CCP Wanted to Extend Its Life by Hosting the Olympics
The Chinese Communist regime was so nervous with the dissolution of the former Soviet Union and other communist countries that it had to loosen its economic control policies. Nonetheless, China has escalated the spiritual control over its people since the June 4th Tiananmen Square incident in 1989. In addition, it further used the Beijing Olympics to instigate the extreme nationalism to safeguard its communist extreme power.
While investing a phenomenal amount of money into the “Gold Medal Project,” the Chinese regime applied to host the Olympic Games at any cost. During the process of applying to host the 2000 Olympics, it promised to cover the round-trip travel expenses for all delegations, but failed in its bid because of crimes against humanity it had committed in the past. In 2004, the International Olympic Committee again rejected China’s application and used the excuse that the Olympics should return to Greece. When applying for the 2008 Olympics, the regime unfaithfully promised to improve its human right situation. Since the international society also hoped that the last communist autocratic country might be transformed into a democratic state through a peaceful process, Beijing thus won the right to host the Olympics.
Since early 2005 a great wave of renouncing the CCP and its affiliated organizations has gained its momentum. To date, over 41 million Chinese people have openly withdrawn from the CCP and its affiliated organizations, which has made the CCP feel the imminence of its doomsday. Seeing the Chinese regime breaking its promise to improve human rights the international community has started to condemn or protest against the regime one after another. The regime has been forced to lower its expectations to simply hope for a safe Olympics.
With the exposition of a series of falsification practices during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, China’s true human rights situation was reported by various mainstream mass media as well. The only thing that the regime is able to use to deceive its people would be the gold medals. Even if China can replace the former Soviet Union and East Germany as the champion in winning gold medals during the Olympics, it will soon follow in the footsteps of the Soviet Union and other communist extremist countries and be dissolved in due course.
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