Liu Changchun, China’s first Olympic athlete, competed as a sprinter in the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles.

Chinese sports have been influenced by the more harmonious physical disciplines of Chinese tradition, as well as the need for military preparedness, but in the modern post-opening era Chinese athletics are starting to more closely resemble western sports in their practice.

Chinese physical culture has always oscillated between two poles: at one extreme, violent

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:07-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Society and Social Welfare, Sports & Recreation|Comments Off on Sports (Tǐyù 体育)|Tǐyù 体育 (Sports)

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