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  1. 2- Guo Jingjing

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou She's a double Olympic champion and hot favourite to do the double again to join Fu Mingxia as one of China's sporting greats, but diving diva Guo Jingjing has had ... in between.' The diving team's success has been a key factor in China's Olympic success. Of the 112 gold medals collected at the past six Games, the divers have contributed 20- the biggest ...

  2. In team sports, there is something lacking

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... basketball begins on the streets. Kenya's distance athletes get their start by running to school each day. In China, the wheels of sport spin in a different way. Basketball and soccer are two of the most popular sports in China. They are also guilty of having made the least progress internationally. Apart from a silver medal at Atlanta 1996 in women's soccer, they have been continual ...

  3. Tai chi and soccer action will mark Olympic anniversary

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... million), said Wang Qi, an official with China Sports Industry, the match promoter. 'As far as I know, the box office revenue is a record for a single sports event in China,' Mr Wang said. ... Organisers said it would be the biggest group tai chi session in the world and they have filed an application for Guinness World Records recognition, Xinhua reported. A series of concerts and sports ...

  4. Liu plans to run... and run

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Haiping, the hurdler's long-time coach, told Sports Illustrated China. 'He knows particularly well how to foster personal ties within sports circles, some of whom are his rivals ... A life in sports politics beckons for superstar once track days are over, writes Martin Zhou There are two races awaiting Liu Xiang at these Games. Most obviously, ...

  5. No 15: Meng Guanliang & Yang Wenjun

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Olympics Name: Yang Wenjun Born: December 25, 1983 in Jiangxi province Meng Guanliang and Yang Wenjun are typical of China's relentless sports production line. The only thing that separates ... was also noteworthy because it was China's first in 'water sports'- meaning canoeing, kayaking and rowing. Four years later, they remain the country's best hope in water sports ...

  6. China's gold medal lead will soon be unassailable, experts say

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... China's national sport, very few doubt the home players will pull off another clean sweep of all four golds on offer in table tennis. US-based Olympic historian David Wallechinsky said ... and separate Olympics,' Wallechinsky said. 'Except for women's gymnastics, they are competing in completely different sports. 'Those sports China excelled in, like weightlifting, ...

  7. Double happiness as history made

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... to a record China celebrated its greatest day in Olympic history as diving diva Guo Jingjing led a remarkable haul of eight gold medals to pile the pressure on the US for sporting supremacy. The haul ... athletes.' Wei Jizhong, a former deputy sports minister, said China's success was helped by the state-funded sports system's new policy of targeting sports it was not traditionally ...

  8. 08.08.08- 24.08.08

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... China's sports chiefs must face up to an awkward reality: How in the world do you top that? The journey from also-rans to sporting superpowers has been short and swift for China. At the first ... of China places great importance on this sport,' says International Weightlifting Federation chief Tamas Ajan. 'The attention given to weightlifting is unprecedented.' China were ...

  9. More work needed to persuade mainlanders to take up sport

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... in schools and training hours for the military and police. In the rest of the world, the sporting population is usually calculated based on membership in amateur sports clubs and gyms. China found ... sports as a way of life in China but unless the country overhauls its educational pattern, raising the sports participation level among Chinese people will remain difficult,' said Xiao ...

  10. Beijing bounce

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... including the lucrative sports equipment sector- would be worth 240 billion yuan by 2010. China hosts more than 700 international and domestic sports tournaments annually, according to the State ... The Switzerland-based sports marketing firm acquired the exclusive rights to represent China's two most popular sports, soccer and basketball, at league and national team levels in 2006. The rights ...




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