National crazy for Olympic gold medals encourages privileges for Chinese medalists (0/29)
Chinese medalists, especially those winning gold medals in international sports events, enjoy special privileges endowed by central and local governments, enterprises and social organizations, which is partially encouraged by national crazy for gold medals and the elite sports system of China....More
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The spectacular scene when Yao Ming 姚明, Chinese super star and NBA basketball player, entered the university. It is common that the Chinese medalists, especially those Olympic gold winners, can start university study without any exam, which receives wide criticism among Chinese public. But most universities still favor the athlete stars and regard it as a pride to enrol a medalist, because the universities can increase their popularity and fame in this way, as well as bring about considerable economic benefits for them.