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  1. Diplomat and pioneer put China on the sporting map

    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Richard Avory 1943-2005 Former IMG senior vice-president Richard Avory was more than a senior official who helped thrust China into the forefront of world sports. He ... into the sports arena was the stuff of legends. He was chiefly responsible for getting China admitted into the Asian Games family in Tehran in 1974. For this, he will be forever remembered. As deputy ...

  2. Lukewarm response to Chinese league

    Posted Apr 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Dan Washburn

    ... Dan Washburn in Shanghai Friday was opening day for the China Baseball League, but as the Shanghai Eagles and Tianjin Lions battled it out in the ironically named Shanghai Sports Palace, ... of Shanghai, who cheered on her hometown team both on Friday and yesterday. 'This is my first time watching baseball. It's very organised. My favourite sports are soccer and basketball. Those ...

  3. China's divers raise $2 million for victims

    Posted Jan 30th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin China's triumphant diving squad showed why they are considered the world's best, playing to a capacity crowd and helping to raise more than $2 million for tsunami victims at Kowloon Park Indoor Swimming Pool yesterday. Despite the absence of two of China's biggest stars- Tian Liang and Guo Jingjing- spectators were still given a rousing exhibition ...

  4. China expectant in Sicily

    Posted Sep 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong in Shanghai The fledgling China Team are poised to improve in the next pre-regatta of the Louis Vuitton challenger series for the America's Cup starting today in Trapani, Sicily, says team backer Wang Chao-yong. Wang, who earlier announced China's maiden, $300 million bid for sport's oldest trophy, said the China Team could benefit from familiar waters ...

  5. Uninspiring Shenhua edge Kitchee

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... improve,' he said. 'After Martinez was replaced by [China international] Zhang Yuning, we created more chances and our attack was more potent. Zhang is still not 100 per cent fit, but he had ...

  6. China and Italy in showdown

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin It's the final showdown between two great teams. Reigning world champions Italy will take on defending Olympic gold medallists, China, in the grand finale of today's 3D-Gold FIVB World Grand Prix in a match thousands of fans have been eagerly anticipating. Both teams will play their third and final round-robin matches unbeaten after Italy and China both won ...

  7. China in a class of their own, says Dominican Republic manager

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Olympic champions China are no doubt the world's top team and other countries are trying to match their style of play. That's the verdict of Dominican Republic team manager Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, who believes China are almost unbeatable at the moment and are certain to win the 3D-Gold FIVB World Grand Prix at Hong Kong Coliseum starting tomorrow. 'All ...

  8. Fukien force game four in series

    Posted Jun 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa South China's hopes of retaining the A1 division title were put on hold as they suffered their first loss in the play-off, a 74-62 defeat in game three by Fukien ... points in game two for South China, managed only six points last night and only hard-working Lee Wai-lun, who played all 40 minutes, was able to perform. He scored 25 points. South China never ...

  9. Dalian title celebrations put on hold

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Meryl Chow Shanghai Shenhua SVA forced Chinese Super League leaders Dalian Shide to keep the champagne on ice after beating the visitors 2-1 at home last night. Dalian, who needed only a draw to clinch their eighth league title, now have an eight-point le ...

  10. National rookie Cao lifts Tianjin to top of the table

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Meryl Chow Chinese national team rookie Cao Yang fired Tianjin Teda to a 5-1 mauling of visiting Liaoning yesterday, lifting his side to the top of Chinese Super League after the opening round of matches. Cao, a new recruit to the national side who was in ...




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