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In 1922, Zhengyan Wang, chancellor of China University and sponsor of the Far Eastern Championship Games, was selected to be the first Chinese International Olympic Committee member.

In 1924, the All-China Athletic Association was founded as the first national sports organization in China.

In 1931, the International Olympic Committee formally recognized the Association as the Chinese Olympic Committee.

In 1932, China was represented for the first time by runner Changchun Liu in the Olympics. This was the 10th Olympics held in Los Angeles.

In 1939, Xiangxi Kong was selected to be the second Chinese International Olympic Committee member.

In 1947, Shouyi Dong was selected to be the third Chinese International Olympic Committee member.

In 1949, the All-China Athletic Association became the All-China Sports Federation (Chinese Olympic Committee). Its headquarter moved from Nanjing to Beijing.

In 1954, the International Olympic Committee recognized the All-China Sports Federation as the Chinese Olympic Committee.

In 1960, China won the first Olympic medal. Chuanguang Yang from Taiwan won the silver medal for the decathlon in the 17th Olympics.

In 1968, Zheng Ji, a female athlete from Taiwan, won the bronze medal in the woman's 80-meter hurdle race in 19th Olympics. This was the first Olympic medal won by a Chinese female athlete.

In 1979, The People's Republic of China regained its legal seat on the International Olympic Committee. The International Olympic Committee confirmed the Chinese Olympic Committee as the representative of the Olympic Movement in the whole China using the national flag and national anthem of the P.R. China while the Olympic committee in Taiwan is one of China's local organizations.

In 1981, Zhenliang He was elected International Olympic Committee member. He then elected as a board member of the International Olympic Committee member in 1985 and served as Vice President from 1989 to 1993.

In 1984, China won its first gold medal by athlete Haifend Xu in the 23rd Olympics held in Los Angeles. In this Olympics, China ranked fourth in the gold medal standings. The Chinese women's volleyball team also won a gold medal, following the Championships they obtained in World Cup band World Championships.

In 1988, Yun Lou won the gold metal of the men's vault in 24th Olympics held in Seoul. He became the first Chinese athlete to win two golds in a row. In the same year, Jingguo Wu, a member of Chinese Taipen Olympic Committee, was elected International Olympic Committee member.

In 1991, Beijing made the Olympic bid for 2000, but lost the bid to Sydney by a narrow margin of two votes.

In 2000, China won 59 medals in the 27th Olympics held in Sydney, totally 59 medals. In the same year, Zaiqing Yu, Vice President of the Chinese Olympic Committee, was elected International Olympic Committee member, the seventh Chinese International Olympic Committee member in history. Zaiqing Yu was appointed board member of the International Olympic Committee in 2004.

In 2001, Beijing won a successful bid for the 29th Olympics in 2008.

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