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China’s doping problem and why it matters

China’s checkered past when it comes to doping, coupled with some more recent positive tests, puts the country on an increasingly unstable footing on the global sporting stage. 

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Chen Xinyi doping scandal overshadows day of drama

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Rio Review: Day 1

China Medal Count

0 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze

Day 1: Medals

Silver: Du Li (women’s 10m air rifle); Sun Yang (men’s 400m freestyle)

Bronze: Yi Siling (women’s 10m air rifle); Sun Yiwen (women’s individual épée), Pang Wei (men’s 10m air pistol)

Day 2: Ones to Watch

The best chance likely comes in diving as Wu Minxia and Shi Tingmao go in the women’s 3m synchro. Elsewhere, Chen Xinyi and Lu Ying have made it to the final of the women’s 100m butterfly, but are not expected to win a medal, and Zhang Mengxue has qualified for the women’s 10m air pistol final. And I would have said reigning Olympic champion in the men’s foil Lei Sheng, but at the time of writing, China’s flagbearer has just been dumped out. Continue reading Rio Review: Day 1