Olympic sports

November 30, 20126 Comments

Three young Chinese in a row die from running. Sick Men of Asia?

Ding Xiqiao, 25, registered for the 5,000-meter race at Guangzhou Marathon 2012 with nearly 200 of his coworkers at a real estate agency, hoping to challenge himself. However, on the morning of November 18, soon after he started to exert all his strength for the final 800 meters, he fainted 300 meters away from the [...]

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August 2, 201212 Comments

After Int’l Accusations of Swimmer Ye Shiwen, Guardian Readers Request Apology to Her

Readers of the Guardian Newspaper in the UK have expressed their desire on an online poll to see an apology from John Leonard, the American swimming coach, following his allegations that the performance of the Chinese swimmer, Ye Shiwen, were ‘unbelievable’ and ‘disturbing’. An overwhelming 98% of netizens who visited the site stated that they [...]

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July 20, 20123 Comments

Photos: Chinese kids on the trampoline

From NetEase In 2008, He Wenna won the first Olympic trampoline gold medal for China. Within the next few years, this previously unpopular sport has been elevated to be another priority and potentially medal-rich discipline of China. Under China’s state-supported sports system, batch after batch of preschool-age children are being sent onto the path that [...]

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