sameerph wrote:Why should Qatar or Bahrain be winning so many golds with imported athletes bought by them ? Should the medals in these games be won by a country with talented athletes or that which has large money bags to buy athletes raised in another country. Isn't that against Olympic spirit ?
I'm not sure about Olympic spirit, but is most certainly isn't against Olympic precedent. Or world sport precedent.
Let me try a different take on Mugu's (excellent) argument above: if the ultimate thing is to be good at world level, then at any level below that, we should welcome the strongest possible opposition so we can see how we measure up.
I don't really care about an Asiad medals tally, fair or unfair. I would happily trade all the Asiad track & field medals we won for a single Gold in Olympics or WC. Maybe even a bronze in Olympics/WC.