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Fights, bites, protests at China's national 'Olympics'

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Fighting, biting, alleged cheating and an extraordinary on-pitch protest have cast a shadow over China's National Games and prompted renewed accusations that the quest for medals in the domestic showcase is motivated mainly by greed. 

Swimmers take part in the 400m women's medley heats at China's National Games in Shenyang on September 4, 2013. The quadrennial tournament dubbed "China's Olympics" features teams from each province and region, as well as the military, emergency services and state-run entities.

The quadrennial tournament dubbed "China's Olympics" -- which draws to a close in Shenyang on Thursday -- features teams from each province and region, as well as the military, emergency services and state-run entities in what is intended as patriotic and friendly competition.

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