Caixin
Feb 21, 2022 07:10 PM
OPINION

Opinion: China’s Olympic Legacy Is About Becoming a Sporting Superpower

The closing ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games on Sunday at Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium. Photo: VCG
The closing ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games on Sunday at Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium. Photo: VCG

I came to China at the end of 2007, initially to cover the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the capital’s first Olympics and never expected then that I’d still be here for a second Games. 

From 2008 to the present day, there have been many ups and many downs in China’s sports industry, and it’s been fascinating to watch. To sum it up in one line, it’s really about how the three strands of sports, business and politics are virtually inseparable when it comes to the Chinese sports industry — and that, I think, refers to China more than any other country.

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