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  1. Sport for all in China

    Posted Sep 08th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... takes part in sporting activities. China's success shows what a country that is willing to pour resources into selected fields can do, without necessarily raising the national athletic ... points as the US. According to the report, China's economic strength ranks third in the world, exceeded only by that of the US and Japan. As for military power, China ranks fourth, behind ...

  2. No 33: Tong Wen

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... is China's training system, in which elite male judokas face off against the women in training. The mechanism works particularly well in the women's heavyweight division, where power and size ... Sun Fuming, lose a semi-final bout that she could easily have won, and then had to endure the sight of arch-rivals Japan wresting away China's 78kg-and-over crown. The crippling knee ...

  3. Kwok helps rebuild game in China

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... qualifiers. Now, with the game in China at an all-time low, Kwok is at the heart of its rebuilding A year of international humiliation on the pitch- and scandal off it with high-powered officials ... doesn't end there. China failed to get past the group stage at the Asian Cup in Qatar last year, and even the country's once-powerful women's team are in decline, failing to qualify ...

  4. State body steps in to veto trio shortlisted for Olympic coach

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing With just over two years to go before the Beijing Games, China's quest for a head coach for its men's Olympic squad descended into farce yesterday. A power struggle between the all-powerful State General Administration of Sports and the Chinese Football Association means the mainland are once again on the lookout for a new head coach. After ...

  5. Hard hitters

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Frank Ching At a recent dinner, conversation turned, as it inevitably does, to China. One European visitor said that despite China's prominence on the world stage, few people can ... the imagination of millions of people. The headline f an article in the International Herald Tribune declared: 'China's promising tennis future arrives years ahead of schedule.' In other ...

  6. All change on and off the pitch for HK game

    Posted Jun 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the balance of power on the pitch with Kitchee knocking South China off their perch and being crowned league champions for the first time in 47 years. Spending about HK$11 million- one-third of South ... is already happening in Hong Kong A raft of constitutional changes will transform the corridors of power in the most important period in the 97-year history of the Hong Kong Football Association. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's state sport system has to change

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... availability of sports facilities in schools and the inclusion of all kinds of sports for the masses are far more significant. As for the West, it has to steel itself for a more powerful China ... Lijia Zhang says, however, it's no excuse for bias shown to China's Olympians Bad press aside, Chinese see need to revamp sport system If you take a quick look at the popular ...

  8. The wisdom to be a gentle giant?

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty The Beijing Olympics was supposed to mark China's coming of age as a modern powerful nation, a defining moment and giant party to celebrate the fact that the ancient ... Beijing for failing to live up to its promises, with the risk that bellicose rhetoric could deteriorate into action. The old-established powers could do more to engage China. But the biggest onus ...

  9. 2 minutes with RUMESH RATNAYAKE

    Posted Oct 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Asian Cricket Council development officer says China will be a force to reckon with internationally in 20 years. The former Sri Lankan fast bowler, who took 73 wickets in 23 Tests, ... Hong Kong and the Maldives. We are also pushing the game in Cambodia, China, Taiwan and Vietnam. What is ACC's goal for Hong Kong? To gain one-day international status. Everyone seems ...

  10. Poisoned chalice for 'Queen Elisabeth'

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... his position in January because of illness and then had his request to return denied by the China Football Association- claims the latest manager, Frenchwoman Elisabeth Loisel, has no chance of reigning victorious at next year's Beijing's Olympics. 'I don't think she can do something with the Chinese team, whose resources are very limited. No matter who coaches ...




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