The “Chinese Olympics” run through September 27, and try to prove that “Socialism is good” for sport too.
Forget Tokyo Olympics, China can do much better. This was the message repeated by several Chinese athletes who had been in Tokyo and are now participating in the 14th National Games, which run through September 27 and were opened by President Xi Jinping on September 15.
The Games are held every four years, and started in 1959, as China’s “mini-Olympics.” But there is nothing mini in the 14th edition taking place in Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province. Stadiums are packed, although the public is asked to wear masks, which contrasts with the sober atmosphere created by the anti-COVID measures in Tokyo.
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