China’s men’s basketball team look dejected after losing to Venezuela at the 2019 Fiba World Cup in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
China’s men’s basketball team look dejected after losing to Venezuela at the 2019 Fiba World Cup in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

Does China crashing out of the Fiba Basketball World Cup make them the worst sporting hosts ever?

  • Host nations have a long history of under-performing on home turf across biggest events in sport
  • China’s best possible finish is 17th and they will watch on as someone lifts the trophy in Beijing on September 15

China’s men’s basketball team look dejected after losing to Venezuela at the 2019 Fiba World Cup in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
China’s men’s basketball team look dejected after losing to Venezuela at the 2019 Fiba World Cup in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
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