Hu Shuli via Caixin | Chinese sports fans following the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have noticed something different about the latest generation of Olympians representing their country. Today’s young athletes are a lot less inclined to cry if they fail to win a gold medal. It’s a whole new ball game: China has replaced a form of gold-medal worship with true appreciation for athletic endeavors and achievement.
Ceng Ying via Caixin | Chinese athlete Deng Wei clinched a gold medal in the Olympic women’s weight-lifting competition on August 11, winning fame and, likely, some financial security. But the price paid by this 23-year old from an impoverished village in western part of Fujian province was a steep one, as it is with many athletes.
CaixaBank | Everything is ready for the inauguration of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. This is the most important global sporting event and Brazil is the first South American country ever to have hosted the games. But what will the economic impact be for the country which is in recession?
LONDON | While the Earth begins to follow the 2012 Olympics' throb, as the Welsh authorities put it Tuesday morning, research to determine whose massive opportunity it is has kick-started. But the scope of the latest studies seems more restricted: instead of holding expectations of a general recovery for the UK's economy, think of particular sectors of the hospitality industry. And think London. According to data collected by Santander UK, London…