An expression of great power politics between China-US


After 17 days of competition, China and the US were locked in a dead heat for gold medal supremacy. Their competition at the games also represents their increasing great power rivalry.

Chinese flags flank the US flag at the Olympics.

As the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo ended, the US barely edged China out on top of the gold medals tables on the last day. The US squeaked past China, which won 38 gold medals to end the games on 39 golds.

China’s foray into the Olympic tables is a relatively recent phenomenon. Between 1896, when the…

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