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Challenges for China in medal quest

24 July 2012, 11:57

Dominant China put Asia on top of the world at the Beijing Olympics but the pressure is on as they bid to repeat the feat away from home.

When London 2012 gets into full swing on Saturday, China will be the nation to beat after they overhauled the United States at the summit of the medals table for the first time.

China were aided by home advantage, massive funding and a giant team in 2008 but they now face the challenge of staying ahead of the pack in very different conditions on foreign soil.

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