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Our guide to the Beijing Olympics

By Tom Chatfield  

With the biggest and most expensive Olympic games in history set to unfurl across Beijing in just over a week’s time, our latest issue contains a special guide to the political and cultural landscape of the games by David Goldblatt, Prospect’s resident expert on all things sporting, no matter how obscure (underwater swimming competitions and pigeon shooting, anyone?).

For our online edition, we’ve also included David’s special supplementary guide to Olympics past, from Athens 1896 to Athens 2004; as well as a feature on China’s critics, in which author Christian Tyler interviews China’s most famous democratic activist, Wei Jingsheng; and…

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