Instagram w/ visual impact
via University of Iceland

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Instagram w/ visual impact
via University of Salford

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Quote, Unquote

It’s difficult to discuss China’s Olympic tradition without stumbling over politics and propaganda. When the first modern Games were launched, in Athens, a hundred and twenty years ago, the Chinese—enfeebled on the inside by an impotent government and threatened at their borders by Western powers—feared for the extinction of their millennia-old empire. They didn’t begin participating in the Olympics until 1932, under the flag of the Republic of China, and they won not a single gold. Shortly after the Communist revolution, they went on a twenty-four-year hiatus.
~ Jiayang Fan

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