Emerging Markets Report: At Rio Olympics, this is the country that will dominate at the podium

The U.S. is fielding a star-studded team to the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this summer but its dominance should not be taken for granted as Team USA will have to contend with elite athletes from China in almost every discipline.

By and large, the U.S. is projected to edge out China in the overall medal haul based on previous performance and economics, according to economists. However, with the recent emergence of China as a power player in global politics and economy, the Olympics will serve as another venue for the U.S. and China to reignite their rivalry.

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