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JAPAN-AINU/
RTS2TA3G
October 28, 2019
On a wooded lake shore in northern Japan, the government is building a modernist shrine that has divided...
BIRATORI, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan builds 'Ethnic Harmony' tribute to indigenous Ainu
On a wooded lake shore in northern Japan, the government is building a modernist shrine that has divided the indigenous Ainu community whose vanishing culture it was designed to celebrate. At a cost so far of $220 million, Japan's "Symbolic Space for Ethnic Harmony" is on track to open in time for the 2020 Olympics, part of a drive by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to draw millions of foreign visitors to Japan and to the northern city of Sapporo, where the Olympic marathon will be run. Also known as "Upopoy" or "singing together" in the Ainu language, the complex will include a museum, a replica of an Ainu village, many of which Japan destroyed in its 19th Century colonization of Hokkaido, and a memorial housing the bones of hundreds of Ainu whose remains were sent to universities in the 20th Century. For some surviving Ainu, whose exact numbers are unknown, the project underscores how Japan has failed to come to terms with its history - despite more than a decade of deliberation on how Tokyo could meet its commitments to an indigenous group it officially recognised in 2008.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "KYUNG-HOON AINU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: JAPAN-AINU/
ATHLETICS-DIAMOND-LONDON/
RTX70BYN
July 20, 2019
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - London Stadium, London, Britain - July 20, 2019...
London, United Kingdom
Diamond League - London Anniversary Games
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - London Stadium, London, Britain - July 20, 2019 Britain's Goldie Sayers recieves a bronze medal for the 2008 Olympic javellin event Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
ATHLETICS-DIAMOND-LONDON/
RTX70BYM
July 20, 2019
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - London Stadium, London, Britain - July 20, 2019...
London, United Kingdom
Diamond League - London Anniversary Games
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - London Stadium, London, Britain - July 20, 2019 Britain's Goldie Sayers recieves a bronze medal for the 2008 Olympic javellin event Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
ATHLETICS-DIAMOND-LONDON/
RTX70BSH
July 20, 2019
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - London Stadium, London, Britain - July 20, 2019...
London, United Kingdom
Diamond League - London Anniversary Games
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - London Stadium, London, Britain - July 20, 2019 Britain's Goldie Sayers recieves a bronze medal for the 2008 Olympic javelin event REUTERS/David Klein
ATHLETICS-DIAMOND-LONDON/
RTX70BSF
July 20, 2019
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - London Stadium, London, Britain - July 20, 2019...
London, United Kingdom
Diamond League - London Anniversary Games
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - London Stadium, London, Britain - July 20, 2019 Britain's Goldie Sayers recieves a bronze medal for the 2008 Olympic javelin event REUTERS/David Klein
ATHLETICS-DIAMOND-LONDON/
RTX70BSE
July 20, 2019
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - London Stadium, London, Britain - July 20, 2019...
London, United Kingdom
Diamond League - London Anniversary Games
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - London Stadium, London, Britain - July 20, 2019 Britain's Goldie Sayers recieves a bronze medal for the 2008 Olympic javelin event REUTERS/David Klein
ATHLETICS-DIAMOND-LONDON/
RTX6CA1E
July 21, 2018
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - The London Stadium, London, Britain - July 21,...
London, United Kingdom
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - The London Stadium, London, Britain - July 21, 2018 Former runner Paula Radcliffe before presenting Britain's Nicola Sanders, Marilyn Okoro, Kelly Sotherton and Christine Ohuruogu with their bronze medals for the women's 4x400m relay at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games REUTERS/David Klein
ATHLETICS-DIAMOND-LONDON/
RTX6CA1D
July 21, 2018
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - The London Stadium, London, Britain - July 21,...
London, United Kingdom
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - The London Stadium, London, Britain - July 21, 2018 Former runner Paula Radcliffe before presenting Britain's Nicola Sanders, Marilyn Okoro, Kelly Sotherton and Christine Ohuruogu with their bronze medals for the women's 4x400m relay at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games REUTERS/David Klein
ATHLETICS-DIAMOND-LONDON/
RTX6CA0W
July 21, 2018
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - The London Stadium, London, Britain - July 21,...
London, United Kingdom
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - The London Stadium, London, Britain - July 21, 2018 General view as Britain's Nicola Sanders, Marilyn Okoro, Kelly Sotherton and Christine Ohuruogu receive their bronze medals for the women's 4x400m relay at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games REUTERS/David Klein
ATHLETICS-DIAMOND-LONDON/
RTX6CA0V
July 21, 2018
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - The London Stadium, London, Britain - July 21,...
London, United Kingdom
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - The London Stadium, London, Britain - July 21, 2018 Britain's Nicola Sanders, Marilyn Okoro, Kelly Sotherton and Christine Ohuruogu before receiving their bronze medals for the women's 4x400m relay at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games REUTERS/David Klein
ATHLETICS-DIAMOND-LONDON/
RTX6CA0B
July 21, 2018
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - The London Stadium, London, Britain - July 21,...
London, United Kingdom
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - The London Stadium, London, Britain - July 21, 2018 Britain's Nicola Sanders, Marilyn Okoro, Kelly Sotherton and Christine Ohuruogu pose with their bronze medals for the women's 4x400m relay at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games REUTERS/David Klein
ATHLETICS-DIAMOND-LONDON/
RTX6CA05
July 21, 2018
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - The London Stadium, London, Britain - July 21,...
London, United Kingdom
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games
Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - The London Stadium, London, Britain - July 21, 2018 Britain's Nicola Sanders, Marilyn Okoro, Kelly Sotherton and Christine Ohuruogu pose with their bronze medals for the women's 4x400m relay at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games REUTERS/David Klein
SPORT-DOPING/ C
RTS1BBPO
August 11, 2017
Chart showing medals, and the sports they were won in by Russian athletes at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics,...
Russian doping medals EPS C
Chart showing medals, and the sports they were won in by Russian athletes at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, that are to be taken away from them
ATHLETICS-DIAMOND/LONDON
RTX3APUN
July 09, 2017
Athletics - London Anniversary Games - London, Britain - July 9, 2017 General view of a Bronze medal...
London, United Kingdom
Athletics - London Anniversary Games
Athletics - London Anniversary Games - London, Britain - July 9, 2017 General view of a Bronze medal awarded to Great Britain's Martyn Rooney, Andrew Steele, Robert Tobin and Michael Bingham from the 4x400m relay in the 2008 Olympics after Russia was disqualified Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers
ATHLETICS-DIAMOND/LONDON
RTX3APSX
July 09, 2017
Athletics - London Anniversary Games - London, Britain - July 9, 2017 Great Britain's Martyn Rooney,...
London, United Kingdom
London Anniversary Games
Athletics - London Anniversary Games - London, Britain - July 9, 2017 Great Britain's Martyn Rooney, Andrew Steele, Robert Tobin and Michael Bingham receive their Bronze medals from the 4x400m relay in the 2008 Olympics after Russia was disqualified REUTERS/Hannah McKay
ATHLETICS-DIAMOND/LONDON
RTX3APSW
July 09, 2017
Athletics - London Anniversary Games - London, Britain - July 9, 2017 Great Britain's Martyn Rooney,...
London, United Kingdom
London Anniversary Games
Athletics - London Anniversary Games - London, Britain - July 9, 2017 Great Britain's Martyn Rooney, Andrew Steele, Robert Tobin and Michael Bingham receive their Bronze medals from the 4x400m relay in the 2008 Olympics after Russia was disqualified REUTERS/Hannah McKay
OLYMPICS-BOLT/MEDAL
RTSXBGI
January 25, 2017
FILE PHOTO: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after his team won the men's 4x100m relay athletics final...
Beijing, China
Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after his team won the men's 4x100m relay athletics final in the National...
FILE PHOTO: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after his team won the men's 4x100m relay athletics final in the National Stadium during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 22, 2008. Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals after Jamaica team mate Nesta Carter was found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo
OLYMPICS-BOLT/MEDAL
RTSXBGH
January 25, 2017
FILE PHOTO: Men's 4x100m relay Asafa Powell, Usain Bolt, Michael Frater, Nesta Carter of Jamaica celebrate...
Beijing, China
Men's 4x100m relay team of Jamaica celebrate after winning the final at the National Stadium during the...
FILE PHOTO: Men's 4x100m relay Asafa Powell, Usain Bolt, Michael Frater, Nesta Carter of Jamaica celebrate after winning the final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 22, 2008. Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals after Jamaica team mate Nesta Carter was found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo
SWISS-CHINA/
RTSW1DS
January 18, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach look at...
Lausanne, Switzerland
Chinese President Xi and IOC President Bach look at a video during a visit at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne...
Chinese President Xi Jinping and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach look at a video of the opening ceremony speech of Beijing 2008 by China's President Hu Jintao during a visit at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland January 18, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
SWISS-CHINA/
RTSW1CZ
January 18, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach look at...
Lausanne, Switzerland
Chinese President Xi and IOC President Bach look at the Beijing 2008 medals during a visit at the Olympic...
Chinese President Xi Jinping and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach look at the Beijing 2008 medals during a visit at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland January 18, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
TSINGTAO BREWERY-RESULTS/
RTX2Q57E
October 24, 2016
A worker looks on as she goes through a quality control process at the Tsingtao beer factory in Qingdao,...
Qingdao, China
A worker looks on as she goes through a quality control process at the Tsingtao beer factory in Qingdao,...
A worker looks on as she goes through a quality control process at the Tsingtao beer factory in Qingdao, Shandong province July 5, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias/File Photo GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD PACKAGE - SEARCH 'BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD 24 OCT' FOR ALL IMAGES
OLYMPICS-IOC/DOPING
RTSNK44
September 13, 2016
Denis Alexeev of Russia celebrates as he crosses the finish line to place third in the men's 4 x 400m...
Beijing, China
Denis Alexeev of Russia celebrates finishing third in men's 4 x 400m relay final at Beijing 2008 Olympic...
Denis Alexeev of Russia celebrates as he crosses the finish line to place third in the men's 4 x 400m relay final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 23, 2008. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo
OLYMPICS-RIO/USA-WEALTH
RTX559KN
August 25, 2016
REFILE - CORRECTING TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR Mark Lopez (blue) of the U.S. fights Daniel Manz of Germany during...
Beijing, China
Mark Lopez of the U.S. fights Daniel Manz of Germany during the men's -68kg taekwondo competition at...
REFILE - CORRECTING TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR Mark Lopez (blue) of the U.S. fights Daniel Manz of Germany during the men's -68kg quarterfinal taekwondo competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/File Photo
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OLYMPICS-RIO/USA-WEALTH
RTX5GN47
August 22, 2016
Mark Lopez (blue) of the U.S. fights Son Taejin of South Korea during the men's -68kg taekwondo gold...
Beijing, China
Mark Lopez of the U.S. fights Son Taejin of South Korea during the men's -68kg taekwondo gold medal competition...
Mark Lopez (blue) of the U.S. fights Son Taejin of South Korea during the men's -68kg taekwondo gold medal competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/File Photo
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OLYMPICS-RIO/USA-WEALTH
RTX5GN3A
August 22, 2016
Mark Lopez (blue) of the U.S. fights Daniel Manz of Germany during the men's -68kg quarterfinal taekwando...
Beijing, China
Mark Lopez of the U.S. fights Daniel Manz of Germany during the men's -68kg taekwando competition at...
Mark Lopez (blue) of the U.S. fights Daniel Manz of Germany during the men's -68kg quarterfinal taekwando competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/File Photo
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OLYMPICS-RIO/USA-WEALTH
RTX3LGD7
August 22, 2016
Silver medallist for the men's -68kg taekwondo competition Mark Lopez (R) of the U.S. and bronze medallist...
Beijing, China
Silver medallist for the men's -68kg taekwondo competition Mark Lopez of the U.S. and bronze medallist...
Silver medallist for the men's -68kg taekwondo competition Mark Lopez (R) of the U.S. and bronze medallist for the women's -57kg taekwondo competition Diana Lopez of the U.S. pose at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/File Photo
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OLYMPICS-RIO/USA-WEALTH
RTX2MJQJ
August 22, 2016
Mark Lopez (blue) of the U.S. fights Son Taejin of South Korea during the men's -68kg taekwondo gold...
Beijing, China
Mark Lopez of the U.S. fights Son Taejin of South Korea during the men's -68kg taekwondo gold medal competition...
Mark Lopez (blue) of the U.S. fights Son Taejin of South Korea during the men's -68kg taekwondo gold medal competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/File Photo
OLYMPICS-RIO/USA-WEALTH
RTX2MJQD
August 22, 2016
Silver medallist for the men's -68kg taekwondo competition Mark Lopez (R) of the U.S. and bronze medallist...
Beijing, China
Silver medallist for the men's -68kg taekwondo competition Mark Lopez of the U.S. and bronze medallist...
Silver medallist for the men's -68kg taekwondo competition Mark Lopez (R) of the U.S. and bronze medallist for the women's -57kg taekwondo competition Diana Lopez of the U.S. pose at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/File Photo
OLYMPICS-RIO/USA-WEALTH
RTX2MJQB
August 22, 2016
Mark Lopez (blue) of the U.S. fights Daniel Manz of Germany during the men's -68kg quarterfinal taekwondo...
Beijing, China
Mark Lopez of the U.S. fights Daniel Manz of Germany during the men's -68kg taekwondo competition at...
Mark Lopez (blue) of the U.S. fights Daniel Manz of Germany during the men's -68kg quarterfinal taekwondo competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/File Photo
OLYMPICS-RIO/HISTORY
RTSKKHB
August 01, 2016
Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia competes during the women's pole vault final of the athletics competition...
Beijing, China
2016 Rio Olympics: Shooting Olympic history
Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia competes during the women's pole vault final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in China August 18, 2008. Mike Blake: "I was covering the medals at the track-and-field and in between medal presentations I would throw on a long lens and try and shoot different events that were going on. This picture is of the Russian pole vaulter who actually won the gold medal." REUTERS/Mike Blake SEARCH "OLYMPIC HISTORY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
SPORT-DOPING/RUSSIA
RTSGEAN
June 07, 2016
FILE PHOTO: Marina Shainova of Russia poses with her silver medal from the women's 58kg Group A weightlifting...
Beijing, China
Marina Shainova of Russia poses with her silver medal from the women's 58kg Group A weightlifting competition...
FILE PHOTO: Marina Shainova of Russia poses with her silver medal from the women's 58kg Group A weightlifting competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 11, 2008. REUTERS/Oleg Popov/File photo
SPORT-DOPING/RUSSIA
RTSGEAJ
June 07, 2016
FILE PHOTO: Marina Shainova of Russia poses with her silver medal from the women's 58kg Group A weightlifting...
Beijing, China
Marina Shainova of Russia poses with her silver medal from the women's 58kg Group A weightlifting competition...
FILE PHOTO: Marina Shainova of Russia poses with her silver medal from the women's 58kg Group A weightlifting competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 11, 2008. REUTERS/Oleg Popov/File photo
OLYMPICS-RIO/CHINA-SCHOOL
RTX662WQ
May 18, 2016
Children play with a ball during a break in their gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Children play with a ball during a break in their gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai, China, March 23, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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OLYMPICS-RIO/CHINA-SCHOOL
RTX65MK5
May 18, 2016
A coach helps a girl during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
A coach helps a girl during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai, China, March 23, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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OLYMPICS-RIO/CHINA-SCHOOL
RTX65MI1
May 18, 2016
A boys lies on ground and stretches his legs during a break from gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
A boys lies on ground and stretches his legs during a break from gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai, China, March 23, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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OLYMPICS-RIO/CHINA-SCHOOL
RTX63R33
May 18, 2016
A coach wipes away tears and comforts a girl who was feeling tired during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
A coach wipes away tears and comforts a girl who was feeling tired during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai, China, May 4, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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OLYMPICS-RIO/CHINA-SCHOOL
RTX63C3G
May 18, 2016
A boy practices as his coach assists during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
A boy practices as his coach assists during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai, China, May 4, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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OLYMPICS-RIO/CHINA-SCHOOL
RTX63C2Y
May 18, 2016
Girls cheer for their friends who are having a competition practicing parallel bars during gymnastics...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Girls cheer for their friends who are having a competition practicing parallel bars during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai, China, May 4, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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OLYMPICS-RIO/CHINA-SCHOOL
RTX5BKWB
May 18, 2016
A girl tries to stretch her legs and reach a stick held by her coach during gymnastics lessons at the...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
A girl tries to stretch her legs and reach a stick held by her coach during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai, China, May 4, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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OLYMPICS-RIO/CHINA-SCHOOL
RTX5BKUC
May 18, 2016
Girls run to a washroom during a break from gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Girls run to a washroom during a break from gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai, China, May 4, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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OLYMPICS-RIO/CHINA-SCHOOL
RTX52EXA
May 18, 2016
Girls walk down stairs as they leave the classroom during a break at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Girls walk down stairs as they leave the classroom during a break at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai, China, May 4, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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OLYMPICS-RIO/CHINA-SCHOOL
RTX4OIHB
May 18, 2016
Children use magnesium powder on their hands as they practice during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Children use magnesium powder on their hands as they practice during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic Schoolin Shanghai, China, March 23, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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OLYMPICS-RIO/CHINA-SCHOOL
RTX4LYDA
May 18, 2016
Girls practice sit-ups during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Girls practice sit-ups during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai, China, May 4, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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OLYMPICS-RIO/CHINA-SCHOOL
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May 18, 2016
A girl stretches her leg to reach a balance beam during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
A girl stretches her leg to reach a balance beam during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai, China, May 4, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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May 18, 2016
Children practice handstands during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Children practice handstands during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai, China, March 23, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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May 18, 2016
A girl practices during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai,...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
A girl practices during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai, China, March 23, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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May 18, 2016
Girls do handstands during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Girls do handstands during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai, China, May 4, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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May 18, 2016
Twin sisters practice during a gymnastics lesson at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Twin sisters practice during a gymnastics lesson at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai, China, May 4, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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May 18, 2016
Twin sisters wearing identical tights lie on a balance beam as they watch other children practice during...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Twin sisters wearing identical tights lie on a balance beam as they watch other children practice during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai, China, May 4, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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May 18, 2016
A boy lies between mats as he practices during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
A boy lies between mats as he practices during gymnastics lessons at the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School in Shanghai, China, March 23, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. Some, like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. "We call it happy gymnastics," said principal Zhu Zengxiang. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTSEXFH
May 18, 2016
Fencing equipment is left in a training room at the Shichahai sports school in Beijing, China, May 17,...
Beijing, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Fencing equipment is left in a training room at the Shichahai sports school in Beijing, China, May 17, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. At Beijing's Shichahai, adorned with posters extolling the feats of ex-students turned Olympic champions, vice-head Zhang Jing said the school offered "comprehensive development" and equipped athletes with the skills needed for life after sport. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
OLYMPICS-RIO/CHINA-SCHOOL
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May 18, 2016
Students practice table tennis at the Shichahai sports school in Beijing, China, May 17, 2016. China's...
Beijing, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Students practice table tennis at the Shichahai sports school in Beijing, China, May 17, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. At Beijing's Shichahai, adorned with posters extolling the feats of ex-students turned Olympic champions, vice-head Zhang Jing said the school offered "comprehensive development" and equipped athletes with the skills needed for life after sport. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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May 18, 2016
Students practice badminton at the Shichahai sports school in Beijing, China, March 31, 2016. China's...
Beijing, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Students practice badminton at the Shichahai sports school in Beijing, China, March 31, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. At Beijing's Shichahai, adorned with posters extolling the feats of ex-students turned Olympic champions, vice-head Zhang Jing said the school offered "comprehensive development" and equipped athletes with the skills needed for life after sport. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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May 18, 2016
Students at the Shichahai sports school attend a class in Beijing, China, May 18, 2016. The poster reads...
Beijing, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Students at the Shichahai sports school attend a class in Beijing, China, May 18, 2016. The poster reads "Learn from Olympic champions". China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. At Beijing's Shichahai, adorned with posters extolling the feats of ex-students turned Olympic champions, vice-head Zhang Jing said the school offered "comprehensive development" and equipped athletes with the skills needed for life after sport. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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May 18, 2016
Stickers in the shape of Chinese flags are placed on an achievement board on the wall of a dormitory...
Beijing, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Stickers in the shape of Chinese flags are placed on an achievement board on the wall of a dormitory at the Shichahai sports school in Beijing, China, May 17, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. At Beijing's Shichahai, adorned with posters extolling the feats of ex-students turned Olympic champions, vice-head Zhang Jing said the school offered "comprehensive development" and equipped athletes with the skills needed for life after sport. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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May 18, 2016
A student puts her helmet on during fencing training at the Shichahai sports school in Beijing, China,...
Beijing, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
A student puts her helmet on during fencing training at the Shichahai sports school in Beijing, China, May 17, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. At Beijing's Shichahai, adorned with posters extolling the feats of ex-students turned Olympic champions, vice-head Zhang Jing said the school offered "comprehensive development" and equipped athletes with the skills needed for life after sport. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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May 18, 2016
Students practice fencing at the Shichahai sports school in Beijing, China, May 17, 2016. China's sports...
Beijing, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Students practice fencing at the Shichahai sports school in Beijing, China, May 17, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. At Beijing's Shichahai, adorned with posters extolling the feats of ex-students turned Olympic champions, vice-head Zhang Jing said the school offered "comprehensive development" and equipped athletes with the skills needed for life after sport. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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May 18, 2016
Female students listen to their teacher in a boxing gym at the Shichahai sports school in Beijing, China,...
Beijing, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Female students listen to their teacher in a boxing gym at the Shichahai sports school in Beijing, China, May 17, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. At Beijing's Shichahai, adorned with posters extolling the feats of ex-students turned Olympic champions, vice-head Zhang Jing said the school offered "comprehensive development" and equipped athletes with the skills needed for life after sport. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
OLYMPICS-RIO/CHINA-SCHOOL
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May 18, 2016
Foreign visitors watch students practice taekwondo at the Shichahai sports school in Beijing, China,...
Beijing, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Foreign visitors watch students practice taekwondo at the Shichahai sports school in Beijing, China, March 31, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. At Beijing's Shichahai, adorned with posters extolling the feats of ex-students turned Olympic champions, vice-head Zhang Jing said the school offered "comprehensive development" and equipped athletes with the skills needed for life after sport. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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May 18, 2016
Students practice taekwondo at the Shichahai sports school in Beijing, China, May 17, 2016. China's sports...
Beijing, China
The Wider Image: China's Olympic schools
Students practice taekwondo at the Shichahai sports school in Beijing, China, May 17, 2016. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. At Beijing's Shichahai, adorned with posters extolling the feats of ex-students turned Olympic champions, vice-head Zhang Jing said the school offered "comprehensive development" and equipped athletes with the skills needed for life after sport. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj SEARCH "CHINA OLYMPIC SCHOOL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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