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  1. Liu on way back after tripping up on own success, says coach

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Rajesh Thakkar

    ... Rajesh Thakkar in Shanghai Superstar hurdler Liu Xiang's stunning success at the Athens Olympics has turned out to be a double-edged sword, according to his coach, Sun Haiping. 'The gold medal has brought Liu a lot of fame, but at the same time he has also been roped into far too many commercial commitments. This has really impacted his performance on the track,' ...

  2. Liu Paris stint 'not linked to Olympics'

    Posted Jun 12th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay China's Olympic 110 metres hurdles gold medallist Liu Xiang will begin an all-paid three-month training session in Paris starting on Thursday- but French athletic ... Olympics,' said Bernard Amsalem, president of the French Athletic Federation. 'We will pay for all the expenses but Liu will have his own trainer with him.' China has two votes ...

  3. China's Athens heroes Guo and Liu take star billing

    Posted Sep 25th 2005, 12:00am by Jeremy Walker

    ... Diving diva Guo Jingjing and hurdles hero Liu Xiang will lead a powerful China team at the East Asian Games in Macau next month, organisers announced yesterday. The Athens Olympics golden ... previous Olympic Games, Asian Games, East Asian Games and World Championships, including Liu Xiang and Guo Jingjing, so we can look forward to some exciting sports action in Macau. 'For sure ...

  4. Competitive streak drove Liu to heights

    Posted Dec 17th 2005, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... Lee Wing-sze Mainland actor Liu Ye says that after he read the script for Chen Kaige's fantasy epic, The Promise, he knew it would be an extraordinary movie. 'Chen's talent has already made him an international name,' said Liu (above), who won acclaim for his turn as a homosexual in Stanley Kwan Kam-pang's Lan Yu. Chen's movie will represent China ...

  5. Liu Binyan, China's conscience, dies at 80

    Posted Dec 06th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Liu Binyan, the mainland author and journalist known as 'China's conscience' because of his honest critiques of corruption in the Communist Party and press censorship, died in the US early yesterday. He was 80. A relative reached by phone at Liu's home in East Windsor, New Jersey, said Liu had had cancer. Liu was a prominent political dissident who ...

  6. Multiple false starts fail to stop Liu

    Posted Sep 18th 2005, 12:00am by Rajesh Thakkar

    ... Rajesh Thakkar in Shanghai Liu Xiang survived three false starts to make good on his promise by winning the 110 metre hurdles last night at the Golden Grand Prix meeting. Appearing in his ... came from behind to beat American great Allen Johnson. 'I feel a great burden has lifted,' said Liu after a victory lap around a packed Shanghai Stadium. 'There were people ...

  7. Liu wants to end on a high note

    Posted Nov 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang intends to wrap up his season with a win at the East Asian Games this morning. Liu became China's latest superstar after winning ... seconds behind this season's best- 12.97 seconds- set by Frenchman Ladji Doucoure. Liu ran 13.10 seconds at the recent National Games in Nanjing. He says he only wants a solid race in Macau. ...

  8. Over the next 1,000 days, Chinese athletes will be taking the world by storm. These are the stars that Beijing can bank on Hurdling sensation Liu Xiang is taking a singleminded approach to his training

    Posted Nov 12th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung After Liu Xiang's historic victory in the 110 metre hurdles in Athens, where he became the first Asian to win a men?s track and field gold medal and equalled the world record in the process, the Shanghai native announced his intention to pave his future with more gold.?I?ll be diligent in preparing for 2008,? Liu said. Living in the limelight since Greece has ...

  9. Liu delights fans with easy win

    Posted Nov 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... that mattered for the holiday crowd at the Macau Stadium in the morning- China's Olympic gold medallist, and people's champion, Liu Xiang. The man who showed the world that Chinese men can ... in 13.89. A smiling Liu soaked up the rapturous acclaim of hundreds of his fans after his expected victory. He was smiling most probably at the thought of going back home to Shanghai and putting his ...

  10. Liu happy to just take home a medal

    Posted Oct 30th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan Official hopes China's star hurdler will boost ticket sales A fatigued Liu Xiang, who won gold in the 110-metres hurdles at the 2004 Athens Games, arrived in Macau yesterday ... participating. It would also be interesting to watch the good athletes from other places.' Liu said he is not targeting a world record at the East Asian Games. At the Athens Olympics last year, ...




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