The year in China sports

Society & Culture

Our sports columnist, Gerry Harker, on the last Friday of 2019, looked back at the year that was in China sports, including a lot of national-team failures, hurt feelings of the Chinese people, and whatever scandal followed star swimmer Sun Yang.

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Our sports columnist, Gerry Harker, on the last Friday of 2019, looked back at the year that was in China sports, including a lot of national-team failures, hurt feelings of the Chinese people, and whatever scandal followed star swimmer Sun Yang.

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