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  • Aug 23, 2014
  • Updated: 9:04am


Gymnastics and triathlon at risk of losing millions in funding

With the next funding cycle for the 15 elite disciplines at the Sports Institute starting next month, gymnastics and triathlon have two years left to meet the criteria.

Thursday, 7 March, 2013, 5:18am

Chen rethinks retirement plan after shock defeat

China’s Olympic champion Chen Yibing has made an abrupt U-turn on his decision to retire from gymnastics after a surprise defeat in the men’s rings competition earlier this month.

Hot favourite to retain his Beijing title in the strongman event, Chen was beaten by Brazil’s Arthur Zanetti, in a stunning upset which triggered howls of protests from Chinese officials.

31 Aug 2012 - 4:22pm

China's state sport system has to change

If you take a quick look at the popular Chinese microblog Sina Weibo, you'll notice a lot of anger: "London, we have not offended you. Why do you treat us so badly?"; "China has been wronged. Where is the justice?"; "In 2008, the Chinese people showed such friendliness towards the Olympians and the visitors. Why is China getting such cold treatment in London?"

13 Aug 2012 - 9:18pm

Bad jump ends dream for Hongkonger

Hong Kong's Shek Wai-hung sat on his backside and wondered where it had all gone wrong.

Brimming with confidence after a seventh-place finish in the men's vault at last year's World Championships in Tokyo, the 20-year-old found it a different game at this level.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Talk the talk and fly the flag, but check which one

The two guys stacking bottles of water in the corner shop were conversing in Sinhalese. One guy was complaining about some girl called Lalitha to his friend. Being from Sri Lanka, it was easy for me to understand and eavesdrop, albeit inadvertently.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Boy, are they strong

Romanian brothers Giuliano and Claudio Stroe look like your typical European youngsters. Dressed in shorts, matching Iron Man shirts and running shoes, you might even say they look cute.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am