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Doping Allegations, Flag Blunders and Medals: China’s Experience During Week 1 of the Rio Olympics

Week one of the 2016 Rio Olympics has come upon us and despite it not being the best of games like in previous periods, there has never been a dull moment. China, once again, has been showing that it is a force to be reckoned with as it has collected its fair share of medals and broken a couple of records along the way.

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Lin Dan’s Legacy Grows After Retaining Gold Medal at London Olympic Games

At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, China's top badminton player, Lin Dan accomplished what many had expected him to do years before when he stood atop the podium to collect the men's singles gold medal over his rival, Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei.

Four years later in London the man known as "Super Dan" found himself in the men's final again going up against the same opponent and once again the result was the same as the defending Olympic champion knocked off Lee in a thrilling final that should have at least made up for the debacle that happened in the women's doubles competition.

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Doping Allegations Against Ye Shiwen Hamper Stellar Performances in the Pool at the London Olympic Games

When 16-year-old Chinese swimming sensation Ye Shiwen stepped out of the pool and was draped with the gold medal after winning the women's 400-meter individual medley at the London Olympic Games last Saturday at the Aquatics Center, it should have been a moment for her to enjoy the spotlight as family and friends back in China celebrated her success.

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