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The government's role in China's Olympic glory

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This article examines the determinants of China's Olympic success by drawing on provincial-level data. We find that it is government spending on sports, rather than per capita income, that has the greatest impact on this success. Our findings suggest that government involvement is still the most fundamental feature of sports organization in China.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China 2: Department of Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA 3: Centre for Institutions and Governance, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Publication date: 2009-11-01

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