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The Asian Games, which were supposed to start from September 10-25 in the city of Hangzhou, have been postponed due to the pandemic. This decision comes at a time when China is experiencing its biggest Covi-19 outbreak.
In this episode, journalist and podcaster Mark Dreyer joins host Mihir Vasavda to discuss the possible reasons that led to China making this decision, its current Covid-19 response, and how it has affected the sporting industry.
(Mark Dreyer is also the author of Sporting Superpower: An Insider’s View on China’s Quest to Be the Best.)