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How China stopped obsessing over the Olympics

There is less pressure on the country's athletes than before

By Yuan Ren  

Fireworks explode over China's National Stadium in Beijing during the 2008 Olympic Opening Ceremony, 8th August 2008 ©AP/Press Association Images

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China is not happy about its third place ranking in the Rio Olympics’ medal table. A look at the country’s media shows that the country is on edge—even experiencing angst—as a result of it. However, there is less nationalism than was witnessed during previous Olympic Games. In…

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