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A set of interrelating factors or influences creating the specific character of a cultural moment or phenomenon. For instance, China's success in heading the gold-medal tally at the 2008 Beijing Olympics can be seen as the outcome of economic, political, and cultural influences gelling at national and international levels, creating a configuration in which no other single nation could rival its ambitions, preparations, and projections.

Subjects: Sport and Leisure.


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