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China Olympians Pledge Victory for Xi Using Title Saved for Mao

Speed skater Wu Dajing.

Speed skater Wu Dajing.

Photographer: Vincent Jannink/AFP/Getty Images

Olympians the world over compete for the glory of their nation. At the Beijing Games next month, China’s athletes will be trying to bring home the gold for Xi Jinping. 

Chinese Olympians led by speed skater Wu Dajing pledged to “repay the leader no matter what” as part of series of chants Wednesday in Tiananmen Square to show national pride ahead of the opening ceremony next week.