Quan Hongchan of China looks on from the platform ahead of her 10m platform dive at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo: Reuters

Olympic champ Quan youngest name on Forbes China’s 30 under 30

All 30 names on the sports section are Olympic gold medal winners including swimming star Zhang Yufei and diving team.

17 Sep 2021 - 5:26PM
China’s Wu Zhiqiang competes during the men’s 4x100m relay final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo: Xinhua

China closer to Tokyo relay bronze; Britain set to be stripped of silver

Medal would be first for China in the Olympic event, as case against British sprinter CJ Ujah goes to Court of Arbitration for Sport after B-sample shows banned substances.

15 Sep 2021 - 11:10AM
Su celebrates with the Chinese national flag after the men‘s 100m final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo: Xinhua

Asia’s fastest man Su Bingtian aiming to go faster

China sprint star, who made history with 100m final appearance in Tokyo, says he is ‘not done yet’

17 Aug 2021 - 5:30PM
China's Su Bingtian celebrates after winning his men's 100m semi-final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP

Su Bingtian’s 100m Olympic sprint final tops China TV ratings

Chinese sprint star did not win a medal at Tokyo Games but comes out in front in CCTV’s television ratings ahead of table tennis champions.

14 Aug 2021 - 3:22PM
Liu Shiying wins China’s second track and field gold of the Games. Photo: AFP

More athletics gold for China as Liu Shiying grabs javelin win

‘It means a lot to me and my country,’ says Liu after throwing a season’s best of 66.34 metres and giving China its second gold medal of the athletics programme.

6 Aug 2021 - 11:04PM
Belarusian Olympic athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya. Photo: EPA

Belarus coaches kicked out of Olympics in sprinter case

The two Belarus team coaches were involved in trying to send sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya back to their country.

6 Aug 2021 - 10:36AM
Gong Lijiao (left) is part of a Chinese women Olympics team that is winning plaudits for its diversity. Photo: Handout

Chinese women Olympic athletes’ success challenges China’s beauty standards

A Chinese journalist is under fire for a series of questions directed at a gold medal-winning shot-putter that seemed to criticise her femininity.

6 Aug 2021 - 7:18AM
Zheng Ninali of China reacts during the women’s heptathlon high jump at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: Xinhua

China’s Zheng Ninali still in heptathlon hunt

The 23-year-old Commonwealth Games silver medallist is 214 points off leader Anouk Vetter of the Netherlands after four events.

4 Aug 2021 - 9:25PM
Belarus athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya waves goodbye as she boards her flight at Narita International Airport in Tokyo. Photo: AFP

Belarus Olympic sprinter says punishment awaited her back home

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya flew out of Japan and was expected to take refuge in Poland after saying she feared for her life.

5 Aug 2021 - 8:53PM
China’s Zheng Ninali competes in the heptathlon high jump during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. Zheng is China’s first naturalised Olympian. Photo: AFP

Profile | Who is China’s history-making heptathlete Zheng Ninali?

The 22-year-old makes history with PB in heptathlon 100m hurdles, three years after bagging Commonwealth Games silver for Canada.

4 Aug 2021 - 9:32PM
Elaine Thompson-Herah defended her 200-metre Olympic title at Tokyo 2020. Photo: Xinhua

Double-double for Thompson-Herah as she storms to 200m glory

The Jamaican claims her second gold of the Tokyo Games.

3 Aug 2021 - 9:38PM
USA’s Athing Mu dominated the 800m final on her way to Tokyo 2020 gold. Photo: DPA

Mu claims 800m gold for USA as China’s Wang makes history

Mu sets a new national record as teenager takes the 800m gold.

3 Aug 2021 - 10:04PM
Su Bingtian of China reacts after competing in the men’s 100m final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo: Getty Images

China’s Su misses out on 100m medal, but still makes history

Su Bingtian finishes sixth, with Italy’s Marcell Jacobs taking gold in 9.80 seconds, after Chinese sprinter became first to qualify for Olympics showpiece.

2 Aug 2021 - 4:59PM
Gong Lijiao unleash a throw. Photo: Gettyimages

Gong secures China’s first athletics gold with career-best shot put

Chinese world No 1 fails to hit 20m mark with first three throws before hitting lifetime best - ‘This gold medal is not only for myself,’ she says.

1 Aug 2021 - 10:59PM
100-metre sprinter Lucia Moris, left, and 400-metre hurdle sprinter Akoon Akoon during their training in Maebashi on July 6. Photo: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg

Stranded Olympians from South Sudan find refuge, kindness in Japan

For the past 20 months, the South Sudanese track-and-field team have been training in Japan. The five athletes arrived before the Games were delayed by the pandemic - expecting to leave after only half a year.

17 Jul 2021 - 8:31AM
Chinese Olympic gold medallist Guo Jingjing, who will be a judge at the Tokyo games, diving during the 2008 competition in Beijing. Photo: AFP

China diving ‘queen’ Guo Jingjing off to Tokyo as Olympic judge

Hong Kong resident from Hebei province due in Japan with city’s delegation.

16 Jul 2021 - 7:18PM
Christy Yiu and coach Shinetsu Murao at Hong Kong International Airport before leaving for Milan in May. Photo: HKAAA

Marathon runner Christy Yiu delays baby plans to focus on Paris

The 33-year-old Hongkonger plans to have a second baby after the 2024 Paris Games as she focuses on qualifying for her second Olympics after being denied proper shot at Tokyo.

6 Jul 2021 - 5:08PM
Lindsay Flach (right) walks from the track after dropping out of the US Olympic track and field trials. Photo: Getty Images/AFP

Why mum-to-be Lindsay Flach took part in US track and field Olympic trials

Flach drew flak for competing, which doctors say is due to the fear of risks from sports – though exercising while pregnant is beneficial for most women, they add.

5 Jul 2021 - 2:47PM