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  1. News - China - SPORT

    CCTV chiefs gagged over hurdler Liu Xiang's injury at London Olympics

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... that forced him to withdraw from the Beijing Olympics four years earlier. But it has now emerged that representatives of China Central Television (CCTV) knew that Liu was injured when he arrived in London. And they were stopped from revealing the truth by the propaganda authorities. A senior editor of CCTV's Olympics broadcasting team told the South China Morning Post yesterday ...

  2. Fans keep an eye out for Yi

    Posted Jun 28th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou Millions of mainland basketball fans are expected to tune in to watch the NBA draft live tomorrow morning just to see how high Yi Jianlian is selected. Yi, the most highly touted China player since Yao Ming, is expected to go in the top 10 picks, hence CCTV's decision to air it for the first time. March's edition of Forbes magazine listed the 19-year-old ...

  3. Mainland fans in for a treat

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by James Tu

    ... the US Open will be followed immediately by another fortnight of day-long programming for the second annual China Open. Both tournaments are being covered live by state sports channel CCTV5, allowing fans to tune in to more than 300 hours of tennis. CCTV5 is broadcasting the US Open for the first time since 1995 after achieving astonishing viewing figures for last year's China ...

  4. Cabinet weighs more powerful agency for soccer

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the standards of the country's most popular sport and improve its standing on the global stage, state media reported. According to a report carried by CCTV on Saturday, the State Council, ... to Iraq in Shenzhen on October 11, leaving China with a slim chance of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil. CCTV reported that an 11-member delegation, led by Cai Zhenhua, a SGAS ...

  5. Cycling boss puts brakes on 'coach to quit' claims

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to lead the elite cycling training programme which is currently preparing for the 2012 London Olympic Games'. Shen was seen on the mainland's CCTV conducting training sessions for Chinese riders. CCTV also quoted Shen as saying he had returned to the China team. But Hong Kong officials said it was only part of an exchange programme to enhance ties between the two ...

  6. No final whistle in soccer graft fight

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Xi's return. 'Everything is about politics in China, including soccer,' said a senior sports editor with the official CCTV broadcaster, who declined to be named. 'If leaders love ... in Dalian, Liaoning, in the 1990s, as the team there was widely popular. But in 2008, embarrassed by fecklessness in the sport, CCTV stopped airing national league games. There were also very few ...

  7. '225 million to tune in for final'

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Tim Maitland in Beijing Showdown with Japan expected to be mainland's most-watched sports event State broadcasters CCTV are predicting that tomorrow's final will be the most watched sports event in the history of Chinese television. After an estimated 130 million viewers watched China defeat Iran in Tuesday's semi-final, CCTV officials are anticipating more than ...

  8. Ferrero and Nalbandian join China Open lineup

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... establish the tournament in the public eye is a landmark television agreement with national network CCTV that will result in the biggest domestic TV broadcast of any tennis tournament in the world. CCTV5 reaches more than 700 million viewers, and the tournament is to be broadcast internationally as well. World number four Ferrero said he was looking forward to the tournament, to be played ...

  9. Tom serves for big win in China Open

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is Beijing Youth Daily Group. The Hong Kong-listed company has also been given the right to sell some advertising spots on China Central Television (CCTV), which will broadcast more than 150 hours of the tournament. The event will be the biggest domestic TV broadcast of any tennis tournament in the world. CCTV reaches more than 700 million viewers, and the China Open will also be broadcast around ...

  10. TVB agrees to pay fee to show Olympics for free

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the availability of Hong Kong's free-to-air channels in Guangdong, where state broadcaster CCTV holds the right to show the Games. Under TVB's proposal, the company would 'evenly' share ...




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