It has been almost a decade since I last was a diehard fan chasing stars but, at yesterday's demonstration by China's gold-medal-winning gymnasts, that old familiar feeling came back - my heart pounded so fast there were moments I could hardly catch my breath.Sunday, 31 August, 2008, 12:00am
China clung to their hopes of retaining their Olympic volleyball title last night after crushing arch-rivals Russia 3-0 to advance to the semi-finals.
The victory capped another good day for China, who bagged four gold medals to take their burgeoning tally to 43 and maintain a 17-gold lead over the US. China has a total of 76 medals, three behind the US.20 Aug 2008 - 12:00am
Name: Yang Wei
Date of birth: February 8, 1980, Xiantao, Hubei province
Olympic entry: men's gymnastics
Career highlights: Olympic gold in men's gymnastics team competition and silver in men's individual all-round event at Sydney 2000?z?o4 Aug 2008 - 12:00am
Veteran gymnast Li Xiaopeng returned to the world's spotlight after a two-year break.
His brilliant performance at this year's World Cup in Germany proved he is still the key man in the Chinese men's gymnastics squad.16 May 2008 - 12:00am
China's top gymnasts are much more aware of the serious injury hazards the sport poses following the broken neck suffered by a competitor at the national championships, according to Olympic hope Cheng Fei.
Cheng said yesterday she and her teammates were more concerned than in the past about safety measures, in competition and practice.13 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Huaneng Power International plans a 21 billion yuan capital investment this year as it seeks to raise its net generation capacity more than 50 per cent in the next four years.31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
Shenzhen Jianlibao clung on to their eight-point lead at the top of the troubled Chinese Super League, despite suffering only their second loss of the campaign. A 1-0 home defeat to Tianjin TEDA last night offered little to cheer about and even less encouragement for China coach Arie Haan, who was studying the form of six of his national squad members.1 Nov 2004 - 12:00am