Shifting political winds may explain the lack of awareness about Chiu Teng Hiok, who helped the British shine in basketball at the 1924 Paris Games.
Tourism has been hurt by visa controls, high prices, and unrest in Tibet.
‘Protest pens’ have been empty. Those who have sought permission to demonstrate have been detained or harassed.
Tourists complain that security concerns have subdued Beijing's nightlife
Up to 1.5 million residents lost their homes to Olympics-related development, often with little compensation or choice. Defiant homeowners have seen their property trashed.