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Li Na One Of Few Athletes To Break From China's Sports System

Friday, August 30, 2013

Li Na, the sixth ranked female tennis player in the world, advanced Friday to the fourth round of the U.S. Open. Li's career success is remarkable in that she's achieved it after breaking with the Chinese state sports system โ€” a rarity for Chinese athletes. For more, Robert Siegel speaks with Mr. Brook Larmer, author of Operation Yao Ming: The Chinese Sports Empire, American Big Business, and the Making of an NBA Superstar.

Source: NPR

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