China and the Olympics: Badminton and Table Tennis

The 2012 Olympic Games opened this weekend in London, so it’s time to get sporty! In January, the Wall Street Journal predicted that China will win a total of 103 medals, more than any other country. Two sports that might help China reach that goal, are badminton and table tennis. The two articles below come from Berkshire’s 2008 publication China Gold, China’s Quest for Global Power and Olympic Glory, featured in full on ChinaConnectU, alongside other works such as the award-winning Berkshire Encyclopedia of China. Vocabulary lists and study questions are added at the end of each article, great for educational purposes.
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