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Back in the Swim

The Financial Times profiles 16-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen, who won gold at the London Olympics amid widespread, but unproven, accusations of doping: The responses and statements of Chinese athletes can get lost in...

Profiting from Liu Xiang’s Defeat

A real estate company in Chengdu, Sichuan Province tried to profit from Liu Xiang’s failure at the London Olympics: SmartEyeView: This is an ad for a Chengdu real estate company. That was fast. Do you think Liu Xiang should sue?...

China’s Olympic Fetish for First

With 42 medals, 20 of them coated with those much coveted 30 carats, China is just behind the U.S. for first in the overall and gold medal counts at London 2012 (as of August 3, 14:00 PST). In China, there has long been a...

Olympic Association Says Ye Shiwen is “Clean”

Following veiled accusations from U.S. swim coach John Leonard that Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen had used illicit performance-enhacing drugs to win her record-breaking gold medal on Saturday, many in the industry have risen to her...

Doping Accusations Dog Chinese Swim Champion

With the London Olympics underway, the first doping scandal of the games seems to have hit and it involves 16-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen. Ye won a gold on Saturday after making record time in the 400 meter medley,...

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