Why is China so successful at the Olympics?
This topic has been under much discussion recently, and I answered this question on Quora.com, which I add here, albeit slightly edited. I identify the following factors as being behind China’s success at the Olympics. Neither one alone is enough. Their dominance is a marriage of all of them: 1. Talent pool. With a population of 1.3 billion you have a pretty good chance of finding a few hundred...