OFF THE POST: China boot camp backfires

The Chinese Olympic team and national team players were given crew cuts and put through a military-style boot camp, to "make the army's spirit the national team's soul," said Chinese soccer federation co-director Nan Yong. The players practiced standing at attention, marching, running in formation and saluting. But two players ended up getting suspended from the Olympic team for asking an army officer a "lewd question." Dai Lin, 19, and Jiang Chen, 21, had queried whether he had ever been with a prostitute.

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