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07.13.2012 19:21

Why Eating in China is No Game

To win gold, China’s athletes must beat not only their competitors, but the chemicals added to food in the country
By Yang Wang

Liu Xiang, China’s best 110 meter hurdler, hasn’t had pork for years

Because of my work, I often have lunch meetings with athletes. Most of the time, they are most willing to sit down to talk to me over a meal, but not recently.

"We are not allowed to eat outside of the training center cafeteria anymore," one athlete from China's swimming team told. "Otherwise we could be thrown off the team!"

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