China saw increased international scrutiny before the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and they can expect more of the same for 2012, said American scholar Amy Bass. Photo: Xinhua
China saw increased international scrutiny before the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and they can expect more of the same for 2012, said American scholar Amy Bass. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing 2022: China should accept political heat as normal, with international scrutiny for Olympic hosts nothing new, US academic and writer says

  • Emmy-winning US sports studies professor Amy Bass insists China is enduring what every host nation has gone through
  • Bass says IOC has come under fire for role in Peng Shuai case, but organisation has a long history of activism as well

China saw increased international scrutiny before the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and they can expect more of the same for 2012, said American scholar Amy Bass. Photo: Xinhua
China saw increased international scrutiny before the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and they can expect more of the same for 2012, said American scholar Amy Bass. Photo: Xinhua
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