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Opinion

Beijing Winter Olympics a troubling reminder of 1936 Games

International participation risks emboldening Xi Jinping

| China
Xi Jinping on the screen during the opening ceremony at the Beijing National Stadium on Feb. 4: murky politics can lurk beneath the surface.   © Getty Images

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and author of nine books, including "Asian Juggernaut: The Rise of China, India and Japan."

While the Olympic movement seeks to promote "a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play," murky politics can lurk beneath the surface.

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