777-strong Team China eyes glory at Tokyo Games

By SUN XIAOCHEN | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2021-07-15 07:04
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Chinese women's volleyball team's outside spiker Li Yingying leaves the team's base in Beilun, Zhejiang province, after finishing the final stage of preparations behind closed doors, on July 14, 2021. [Photo/IC]

China is sending its largest team to overseas Olympic Games as it aims to boost its medal haul in Tokyo in sports it does not traditionally do well in.

The Chinese Olympic Committee announced on Wednesday it will send 431 athletes, 133 men and 298 women, to the Tokyo 2020 Games. The event starts on July 23 after a one-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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