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OLYMPICS-2022/
RTS4913I 
January 05, 2022 
A man takes pictures of medals of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics at an exhibition at the Capital Museum... 
Beijing, China 
A man takes pictures of medals of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics at an exhibition at the Capital Museum... 
A man takes pictures of medals of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics at an exhibition at the Capital Museum ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, January 5, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter 
OLYMPICS-2022/
RTS3LOVM 
December 10, 2021 
A woman poses for pictures near images of the venues during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics inside the... 
Beijing, China 
A woman poses for pictures near images of the venues during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics inside the... 
A woman poses for pictures near images of the venues during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics inside the Olympic Tower, in Beijing, China December 10, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang 
OLYMPICS-2020/100-DAYS MASCOTS
RTXBGQM8 
April 14, 2021 
Mitsuchika Tarao (2nd L ), vice Governor of Tokyo, Junichi Miyashita ( 2nd R), bronze medallist at Beijing... 
Hachioji, Japan 
Unveiling of a display of Olympic symbol on Mt. Takao in Hachioji 
Mitsuchika Tarao (2nd L ), vice Governor of Tokyo, Junichi Miyashita ( 2nd R), bronze medallist at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascot Miraitowa unveil a display of the Olympic symbol on Mt. Takao in Hachioji, west of Tokyo, Japan, April 14, 2021, to mark 100 days before the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool 
OLYMPICS-2022/BEIJING
RTX8XBTD 
February 04, 2021 
The National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, is seen from the top of the Olympic Tower, a year ahead... 
Beijing, China 
A year ahead of the opening of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, in Beijing 
The National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, is seen from the top of the Olympic Tower, a year ahead of the opening of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, in Beijing, China February 4, 2021. Built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, the stadium will be used as the ceremonies venue for the 2022 Winter Olympics. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang 
OLYMPICS-2022/BEIJING
RTX8XBFO 
February 04, 2021 
A view of the National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, and the National Aquatics Center, known colloquially... 
Beijing, China 
A year ahead of the opening of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, in Beijing 
A view of the National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, and the National Aquatics Center, known colloquially as the "Water Cube", a year ahead of the opening of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, in Beijing, China February 4, 2021. Built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, the stadium will be used as the ceremonies venue for the 2022 Winter Olympics and the aquatics center, which will host curling events in the 2022 Winter Olympics, has been given a new nickname "Ice Cube". REUTERS/Tingshu Wang 
OLYMPICS-2022/BEIJING
RTX8XBFN 
February 04, 2021 
National Aquatics Center, known colloquially as the "Water Cube", is seen next to a building lit up with... 
Beijing, China 
A year ahead of the opening of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, in Beijing 
National Aquatics Center, known colloquially as the "Water Cube", is seen next to a building lit up with an image of Chinese national flag, a year ahead of the opening of the the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, in Beijing, China February 4, 2021. Built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, the aquatics center, which will host curling events in the 2022 Winter Olympics, has been given a new nickname "Ice Cube". REUTERS/Tingshu Wang 
OLYMPICS-2022/BEIJING
RTX8XAO2 
February 04, 2021 
The National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, is seen from the top of the Olympic Tower, a year ahead... 
Beijing, China 
A year ahead of the opening of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, in Beijing 
The National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, is seen from the top of the Olympic Tower, a year ahead of the opening of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, in Beijing, China February 4, 2021. Built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, the stadium will be used as the ceremonies venue for the 2022 Winter Olympics. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang 
OLYMPICS-2022/BEIJING
RTX8XALT 
February 04, 2021 
A visitor takes pictures of the lit-up National Aquatics Center, known colloquially as the "Water Cube",... 
Beijing, China 
A year ahead of the opening of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, in Beijing 
A visitor takes pictures of the lit-up National Aquatics Center, known colloquially as the "Water Cube", from the top of the Olympic Tower, a year ahead of the opening of the the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, in Beijing, China February 4, 2021. Built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, the aquatics center, which will host curling events in the 2022 Winter Olympics, has been given a new nickname "Ice Cube". REUTERS/Tingshu Wang 
OLYMPICS-2022/BEIJING
RTX8VCBQ 
February 03, 2021 
A man is seen in front of the National Aquatics Center, known colloquially as the "Water Cube" in Beijing,... 
Beijing, China 
Man is seen in front of the National Aquatics Center, known colloquially as the "Water Cube" in Beijing... 
A man is seen in front of the National Aquatics Center, known colloquially as the "Water Cube" in Beijing, China, January 29, 2021. Built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, the aquatics center, which will host curling events in the 2022 Winter Olympics, has been given a new nickname "Ice Cube". Picture taken January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang 
OLYMPICS-2022/BEIJING
RTX8VCBN 
February 03, 2021 
A security guard wearing a face mask following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, stands in... 
Beijing, China 
Security guard stands in front of the National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest in Beijing 
A security guard wearing a face mask following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, stands in front of the National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest in Beijing, China, January 29, 2021. Built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, the stadium will be used as the ceremonies venue for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Picture taken January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang 
OLYMPICS-2022/
RTX8O2X2 
January 22, 2021 
National Olympic Sports Center, a venue for the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, is seen through a window... 
Beijing, China 
An organised media tour to Beijing Winter Olympic and Paralympic Village 
National Olympic Sports Center, a venue for the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, is seen through a window at a sample room for athletes at the Beijing Winter Olympic and Paralympic Village, during an organised media tour to 2022 Winter Olympic Games venues in Beijing, China January 22, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang 
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 
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/SECURITY
RTSL1TX 
August 04, 2016 
A general view of the Rocinha favela, one of the slums that was included in the "police pacification... 
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 
A general view of the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro 
A general view of the Rocinha favela, one of the slums that was included in the "police pacification unit" program that began in 2008, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 24, 2016. Picture taken July 24, 2016. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly 
OLYMPICS-RIO/SECURITY
RTSL1TW 
August 04, 2016 
A general view of the Rocinha favela, one of the slums that was included in the "police pacification... 
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 
A general view of the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro 
A general view of the Rocinha favela, one of the slums that was included in the "police pacification unit" program that began in 2008, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 25, 2016. Picture taken July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly 
OLYMPICS-RIO/SECURITY
RTSL1TR 
August 04, 2016 
A general view of the Rocinha favela, one of the slums that was included in the "police pacification... 
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 
A general view of the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro 
A general view of the Rocinha favela, one of the slums that was included in the "police pacification unit" program that began in 2008, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 24, 2016. Picture taken July 24, 2016. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly 
OLYMPICS-RIO/SECURITY
RTSL1TN 
August 04, 2016 
A general view of the Rocinha favela, one of the slums that was included in the "police pacification... 
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 
A general view of the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro 
A general view of the Rocinha favela, one of the slums that was included in the "police pacification unit" program that began in 2008, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 24, 2016. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly 
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
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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May 18, 2016 
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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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May 18, 2016 
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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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May 18, 2016 
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Shanghai, China 
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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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May 18, 2016 
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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 
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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 
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Shanghai, China 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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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May 18, 2016 
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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 
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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 
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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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