Zhao Shuai of China celebrates winning the men’s 58hk taekwondo final. Photo: Reuters Zhao Shuai of China celebrates winning the men’s 58hk taekwondo final. Photo: Reuters
Zhao Shuai of China celebrates winning the men’s 58hk taekwondo final. Photo: Reuters
James Porteous
Opinion

Opinion

James Porteous

Does China’s worst Olympic Games medal haul since 2000 point to a change in the country’s attitude towards sport?

China have so far claimed 19 gold medals in Rio de Janeiro, with the possibility of a few more, but are certain to fall short of expectations

Zhao Shuai of China celebrates winning the men’s 58hk taekwondo final. Photo: Reuters Zhao Shuai of China celebrates winning the men’s 58hk taekwondo final. Photo: Reuters
Zhao Shuai of China celebrates winning the men’s 58hk taekwondo final. Photo: Reuters
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James Porteous

James Porteous

James Porteous has been a sports journalist for more than 15 years, covering events all over the world, from Olympics and Champions League finals right down to local amateur action. He writes a weekly column and brings you the latest news and interviews from sport in Hong Kong, China and beyond. Follow him on twitter @jamesporteous