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Jan 25, 2022 08:50 PM
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China Mulls Revisions to Sports Law to Better Protect Athletes’ Rights

At a primary school in Guangzhou, 600 students put on a basketball show choreographed by their PE teacher. Photo: VCG
At a primary school in Guangzhou, 600 students put on a basketball show choreographed by their PE teacher. Photo: VCG

Chinese lawmakers are deliberating proposed revisions to a sports law that aim to better protect athletes’ rights while adding legal teeth to the regulations covering commercial sports events.

The deliberation on amendments to the Law on Physical Culture and Sports comes as Beijing gears up for the Winter Olympics, which is scheduled to kick off on Feb. 4. The revisions would be the most substantial amendments in the more than two decades since the law was enacted in 1995. Previously, the law put an emphasis on the power of sports administrative departments, and it was only revised slightly in 2009 and 2016.

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