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China and the Olympics

Victims of sexist remarks in her own country: Gong Lijiao

The Tokyo Olympics are over. Nationalist Chinese Netizens had expected for China to “win the Olympics” and get more medals, or at least, more gold medals than the United States. This did not happen, and nationalist Olympic statistics disappeared from Chinese social networks all of a sudden.

International media covered the case of two Chinese athletes who exhibited Chairman Mao pins during the medal ceremony. They were not punished by the International Olympic Committee, which however clarified that this should not be done again.

Other incidents were less covered internationally, but are perhaps more interesting.

Read more at “Three Things You Do Not Know About China and the Olympics”

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