Children practise handstands during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters Children practise handstands during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters
Children practise handstands during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters

China rethinks sporting obsession ahead of Rio Olympics as society puts focus on studies

Parents are less willing to subject their children to gruelling training at military-like sports schools as they chase economic opportunities

Topic |   Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Children practise handstands during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters Children practise handstands during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters
Children practise handstands during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters
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