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Sport in China

Pressure to reform mounts on China sports system

As the focus shifts to China's next showcase sporting event, the 2015 World Athletics Championships in the capital, experts say that less intense foreign coaching schemes yield better results than the gruelling state training regimes.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 8:55am

'Super Dan' returns after break of eight months

Lin, arguably the sport's greatest player, has not hit a shuttlecock competitively since last year's Olympic final, apart from playing - and losing - a farewell exhibition match against retiring Danish great Peter Gade in December.

17 Apr 2013 - 5:43am

Hard-hitting Zou's pro career lifts off

Zou Shiming passed his first test on his way to perhaps becoming a world champion by defeating little-known Mexican fighter Eleazar Valenzuela on points on a spectacular night at the Venetian Cotai Arena.

7 Apr 2013 - 4:18am

Arum aims to conquer China with Zou's help

81-year-old Bob Arum is still packing a punch as one of boxing's best promoters and despite more than 45 years in the business, promoting the likes of Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield and Manny Pacquiao, the Harvard-educated American still gets a kick out of doing what he does best.

7 Apr 2013 - 4:18am

Not in China to fix Super League's image, Beckham says

David Beckham played down expectations he can improve the battered image of the mainland game as officials yesterday unveiled him as the sport's ambassador in the country.

21 Mar 2013 - 4:39am

Mend it like Beckham: but what will soccer superstar actually do for Chinese football?

He has formed attacking partnerships with some of the greatest players to ever grace a soccer field throughout his illustrious career. Now veteran star David Beckham has raised millions of Chinese eyebrows and a few wan smiles by lining up alongside the Beijing government to overhaul China's wretched soccer scene - but what exactly is he going to do and what is it hoped he will achieve?

21 Mar 2013 - 8:51am

Zou Shiming's long march into the pro ranks

China's most celebrated boxer is now the star at Wild Card gym in Hollywood, Los Angeles, under the watchful eyes of Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and he can't wait to step into the ring on April 6 at the Venetian's Cotai Arena in Macau, where "Fists of Gold" are the buzz words for the launch of a highly anticipated pro career.

10 Mar 2013 - 4:35am

China boxer Zou Shiming gunning for pro gold in Macau

Zou, who is training with Hall of Famer Freddie Roach in California, will make his pro debut against Mexican Eleazar Valenzuela (2-1-2, 1 KO), in a four-round flyweight bout at the Venetian's Cotai Arena on April 6.

7 Mar 2013 - 5:01am

China's Hu takes first step towards Olympic dream

Hu Mu, touted as the next great Chinese hope, is tipped by many to feature in the Olympics when golf makes a return to the Games in three years' time. But the tenacious Hu knows he must take it one step at a time as he prepares his long march.

21 Feb 2013 - 6:08am

Pressure mounts on Camacho after China defeat

Jose Antonio Camacho has come under increasing pressure after China crashed out of World Cup qualifying and lost four friendlies since June last year, including an 8-0 drubbing by Brazil. They won just once.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:38am

Tennis star Li Na targets new Hong Kong Open next year

The Hong Kong Open will be staged from September 8 next year, a week after the US Open finishes in New York - a fact that will increase the chances of local fans seeing Li in action. The Hong Kong event has been given "International" status by the Women's Tennis Association, which places it one rung below the organisation's top-level "Premier" events, which in turn sit below the grand slams.

1 Feb 2013 - 2:45am

Short Sport, January 17, 2013

A new tournament in China is among the highlights of the 28-event LPGA 2013 schedule announced this week. 

17 Jan 2013 - 2:27am

Li Xuerui beats Wang Shixian in final to win World Super Series title

China's Li Xuerui underlined her status as the world's top player by thrashing compatriot Wang Shixian 21-9, 15-4 in the women' singles final of the World Super Series yesterday.

17 Dec 2012 - 4:43am

Second Guangzhou Marathon runner dies

A second runner who participated in a portion of the Guangzhou Marathon has died, succumbing on Monday night after being in a coma for eight days at a local hospital.

28 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

Volleyball coach suspended for alleged sexual harassment

Shanghai's sports authority has ordered the suspension of an assistant coach with the city's professional women's volleyball team for alleged sexual harassment and told him to apologise to the players involved.

16 Nov 2012 - 5:13am