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Olympic swimmer Sun Yang's jail stint no piece of pie for fellow inmates

Sun Yang was released from detention early on Monday morning. Photo: Xinhua

After serving his week-long punishment for driving without a licence, Chinese Olympic swimmer Sun Yang managed to dodge a media scrum of almost 50 reporters when he was released from 

Tuesday, 12 November, 2013, 4:08pm

Late-surging Sunsweeps up third gold in Barcelona

“This night is an amazing night for me in my swimming life,” Sun Yang said. Photo: Xinhua

Sun Yang perched his imposing physique astride the lane rope and flexed one last time after winning his third gold medal at the world championships, confirming his status as the pre-eminent long-distance swimmer.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Tearful Sun Yang claims second gold in Barcelona

Sun Yang competes in the final of the men's 800-metre freestyle. Photo: AFP

China’s long-distance giant Sun Yang admitted he was not ashamed to cry after winning his second gold at swimming’s world championships on Wednesday in the 800 metres freestyle final.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China's Communist Party paper blasts 'capricious' top athletes

Li Na of China prepares to play Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in the Women's Singles quarterfinal match at Wimbledon. Photo: AP

The People’s Daily has started a heated debate about whether Chinese athletes represent the nation after criticising tennis player Li Na and world-record-holding swimmer Sun Yang for being “overly prima donna-ish”.

3 Jul 2013 - 1:41pm 3 comments

Pressure to reform mounts on China sports system

Foreign-coached Li Jinzhe's winning long jump at the Diamond League meet in Shanghai.

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.

2 Jun 2013 - 8:55am