China’s men’s basketball team look dejected after losing to Venezuela at the 2019 Fiba World Cup in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

Does China crashing out of the Fiba Basketball World Cup make them the worst sporting hosts ever?

  • Host nations have a long history of under-performing on home turf across biggest events in sport
  • China’s best possible finish is 17th and they will watch on as someone lifts the trophy in Beijing on September 15
Topic |   FIBA (International Basketball Federation)

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China’s men’s basketball team look dejected after losing to Venezuela at the 2019 Fiba World Cup in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
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Yao Ming can’t hide his disappointment after his team lost to Venezuela at the Basketball World Cup. Photo: EPA

Yao Ming powerless as hosts China flop at Basketball World Cup

  • Fans left in tears as home side fail to progress to the second round of tournament following loss to Venezuela
  • China will now compete in the low-key classification round with Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying in play
Topic |   FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019

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Yao Ming can’t hide his disappointment after his team lost to Venezuela at the Basketball World Cup. Photo: EPA
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