How China’s ‘Century of Humiliation’ Haunts its Quest for Olympic Glory

How China’s ‘Century of Humiliation’ Haunts its Quest for Olympic GloryIt only took one day into the 2016 Olympic games for the first China-related controversy to unfold. Last Saturday, Australian swimmer Mack Horton called his Chinese opponent Sun Yang a “drug cheat,” in reference to a 2014 doping suspension, shortly before narrowly beating him for the 400-meter freestyle gold medal. After the race, a tearful Sun accused Horton of playing mind games: “On the Olympics’s competition stage, every athlete deserves to be respected and there’s no need to use these cheap tricks to affect each other.”

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