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  1. Sport - China - SWIMMING

    Chinese swim star in air hostess row

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 11:45am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A row involving China’s swim superstar Sun Yang and an air hostess has given the Chinese a turbulent run-up to the world championships in Barcelona. ... 400m freestyle gold at Beijing 2008 was South Korea’s first ever Olympic swim medal, was at the centre of controversy in London when he was disqualified from his title defence over a false ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - MOTORSPORT

    After Formula E debut in Beijing, Hong Kong woos electric-car series

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by Alvin Sallay, AFP

    ... of Beijing in its first ever race yesterday. And among the interested observers was Lawrence Yu Kam-kee, president of the Hong Kong Automobile Association, who is confident the series will come ... plans. But I will be having wide-ranging discussions with the FIA [world motor-racing body] and Formula E people here in Beijing. We have a lot of items to talk about but I'm confident ...

  3. Sport - China - SOCCER

    Guangzhou close in on fourth straight China Super League crown

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:18pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Evergrande, who top standings on 57 points from 24 matches, maintain six-point gap on closest rivals Beijing Guoan Guangzhou Evergrande took another step towards a fourth successive Chinese Super League title with a 3-0 win at Shanghai Dongya at the weekend to maintain their six-point advantage over Beijing Guoan at the top of the table. Marcello Lippi's side ...

  4. Sport - Tennis

    The rise of China's women

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 07:20pm

    ... at Wimbledon, the first Chinese to reach the last four at a grand slam. August: Zheng and Yan win bronze in women’s doubles at the Beijing Olympics, while Li misses out on a medal after defeat to Vera ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Come on, IRB, bring the Women’s World Series back to China

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 07:57pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... not necessarily have to be Guangzhou for we could play in Beijing or Shanghai, too. But we definitely want one to be held in Hong Kong, Trevor Gregory, ARFU president Next season’s six-leg series, which ... back to his part of the world. “It need not necessarily have to be Guangzhou for we could play in Beijing or Shanghai, too. But we definitely want one to be held in Hong Kong,” says Gregory. ...


    Inside Incheon: Gangnam-Style ceremony may ease nation's pain

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:15pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Leading the way will be pin-up Park Tae-hwan who was the first Asian to win an Olympic gold medal (2008 Beijing) in the men's 400 metres freestyle. The 24-year-old Park, nicknamed Marine Boy, ...

  7. Sport - China - MOTOR RACING

    Formula E begins with a whisper in China

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Don't let the lack of noise fool you- the electric car racing series promises to be high on drama when the vehicles line up on the grid in Beijing Formula Ebegins with a whisper Motor racing takes a huge step towards an environmentally friendly future when the first Formula E race takes place in Beijing tomorrow involving some ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP RICHARD DREW

    E for excitement- electric hot wheels gain traction

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 09:11pm by Richard Drew

    ... Environmentally friendly cars make their debut and a dramatic crash in Beijing adds to impact E for excitement- hybrid hot wheels gain traction Well, who would have thought it, electric ... good. Formula E got under way with a bang in Beijing. To be more accurate, it finished with a bang as leaders Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost came together at the final corner. Heidfeld ...

  9. Sport - Tennis - PROFILE

    How Li Na went from a badminton-playing kid in Wuhan to one of China's global icons

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:22pm

    ... for a landmark decision after the 2008 Beijing Games that allowed her and a handful of her elite colleagues to “fly solo” and organise their own careers. Free to pick her own coaches, set her own ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Hong Kong can bring top-class men's tennis event back, but needs an ATP licence

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:35am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the possibility of a tennis boom in China with the 2008 Beijing Olympics coming up. It has been difficult to get back to those heady days for a number of reasons- the main ones being money and the rarity ... ATP World Tour has an Asian swing of five tournaments in September and October that includes Shenzhen, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai- which is the ATP Masters 1000 tournament ...




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