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  1. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Soccer diplomacy is a win-win for EPL and China

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 09:45pm by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson Premier League is a prized asset worth millions and helps maintain Britain's standing in Asia- and the world Ball of diplomacy a win-win for EPL and China When ... teams, it was bang on the money. Chinese football fans Jane (her preferred Anglophonic name) and Meimei personified the GT's claim, made during Prime Minister David Cameron's trade ...

  2. Sport - China - MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

    Harnessing the power of China's MMA talent

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:19pm by SASCHA MATUSZAK

    ... the fighter spirit. We are accustomed to hardship. It's the same when I train, I can train harder, and endure more Ning Guangyou Ning and Yang, who represent opposite sides of the Chinese MMA ... a dozen fighters competing in the UFC, the largest and most successful MMA promotion in the world. Despite this, MMA has been very slow to catch on. Liu Shangqing, who runs a Chinese ...

  3. Sport - China - SOCCER

    Guangzhou Evergrande can defend their titles, says Lippi

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:38pm by Michael Church

    ... behind them to retain their domestic and continental crowns. The Chinese Super League and AFC Champions League title holders have been in less than stellar form so far this season, but have still ... recently, Muriqui. "At the beginning of this season, since we won the Chinese league and the AFC Champions League, psychologically some players had some problems, but now I would say we ...

  4. Sport - Soccer

    No mistakes in Australia this time, Lippi vows

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:02pm by Michael Church

    ... Lippi vowed. The Italian World Cup-winning coach said he was not concerned by memories of April, when the Chinese champions were shocked 2-0 by Melbourne Victory in the group stage. Guangzhou resume their campaign after the Champions League's traditional mid-season break, during which they established a 10-point lead in the Chinese Super League. "Every match is special ...

  5. Sport - China - CYCLING

    China's first Tour de France cyclist wants Chinese to get on their bikes

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:26pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Ji Cheng hopes his pioneering appearance in the famous race will encourage compatriots to rediscover their love for cycling Ji wants Chinese to get on their bikes The first Chinese cyclist to compete in the Tour de France hopes he can help his compatriots rediscover a lost affection for cycling in a country where bicycles were once ubiquitous. Ji ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Agony for HK's Doo Hoi-kem as she misses out on Youth Olympics gold in table tennis

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 02:31pm

    ... Doo couldn’t find the right rhythm to control the situation.” Liu, who is already a part of the Chinese national squad’s first team, praised Doo’s talent and said she is “a new star ...

  7. Sport - China - TABLE TENNIS

    New meaning to ping pong diplomacy

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... Alastair Himmer in Tokyo Code spreads its reach around the world but China remains firmly in control at the top level New wave of diplomacy from Hollywood to Beijing Table tennis bosses ... capacity for diplomacy. At the world team championships in Tokyo, which ended on Monday, more than 800 players took part, aged from 12 to 55 and from countries ranging from notorious trouble spots ...

  8. Sport - China - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Teen athletes at Nanjing games eye graduation to big stage at Rio in 2016

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:13pm by AFP

    ... those who won medals in the first Youth Olympics, in Singapore in 2010, are swimmers Chad Le Clos and Emma McKeon, and Chinese diver Qiu Bo. That inaugural event was marred by scenes of empty seats at stadiums despite fans being told tickets were sold out, resulting in bizarre queues outside half-empty venues. Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to attend the opening ceremony ...

  9. Sport - China - SOCCER

    Argentine side Boca Juniors coaching young Chinese players

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:44pm by Reuters

    ... coaching youngsters from China Boca Juniors will train young Chinese soccer players in Buenos Aires and also prepare coaches in Beijing in a deal sponsored by a leading Chinese drink brand, the Argentine club said. The initiative, sponsored by Jiaduobao, aims to improve the skills of Beijing's junior players. Boca president Daniel Angelici welcomed a first batch of Chinese players, ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF WILLIAM LAI

    It's not just referees who need guidance

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 10:48pm by William Lai

    ... the rules will be applied. And since HKFA seminars are conducted only in Chinese, no foreign players or coaches among the sparse assortment of club representatives attended. So what can we expect ... of the Fifa-endorsed product. Surely the HKFA can get around this. In India, the Calcutta Football League has no qualms sourcing its vanishing spray from a Chinese manufacturer rather than from the official ...




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