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Beijing spends big as it prepares for 2022 Winter Olympics
Olympic Winter Games 2022: Is China ready?
Fonte joins Chinese club Dalian Yifeng from West Ham
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China face Indonesia in Asia Team championship final
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Hamilton, Mercedes bring 'A game' for quick Chinese GP fightback
2018-04-12 15:02:06 SHANGHAI: Lewis Hamilton goes for a record sixth Chinese Grand Prix win this week with Mercedes, aiming to bring their "A game" for a quick strike back at unbeaten Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel. Germany's Vettel and Ferrari stole a march on the Silver Arrows with victory in Australia to open the Formula One season and followed up with a tense triumph last weekend in Bahrain   Read More ...
French league expending in China with TV deal
2018-04-09 13:00:50 PARIS (AP) — The French football league is continuing its expansion in China after signing a four-year deal with the China Central Television group. The LFP said in a statement its top-flight matches will be accessible to more than one billion people following the agreement with beIN Sports and CCTV. BeIN Sport has a partnership for the international media rights to French league games   Read More ...
Leander Paes returns to India Davis Cup team for China tie
2018-03-11 12:17:25 Leander Paes returned to the India Davis Cup squad for the China tie, when the AITA selection team convened in Delhi on Sunday. The tie will be played in the Asia/Oceanie Zone Group 1 second round at Tianjin, China in the first week of April. He is joined by India’s other top ranked doubles specialist in Rohan Bopanna. The singles players choose themselves in Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Sumit Nagal   Read More ...
Daly: 2022 China Games possible for NHL, but long way off
2018-03-11 00:04:41 AUSTIN, Texas -- NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says participation in the 2022 Olympics in China is possible but not essential to the league's efforts to grow the sport in the world's largest country. The NHL was criticized by the International Olympic Committee and fans for not allowing NHL players to compete in the recent Olympics in South Korea. China could be different as the NHL eyes a market of 1   Read More ...
2022 China Games possible for NHL, but long way off
2018-03-10 21:39:52 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says participation in the 2022 Olympics in China is possible but not essential to the league's efforts to grow the sport in the world's largest country. The NHL was criticized by the International Olympic Committee and fans for not allowing NHL players to compete in the recent Olympics in South Korea. After letting them play in the previous five Olympics, the NHL said it didn't want to disrupt the midseason schedule or risk players to serious injury this year   Read More ...
ROK, DPRK not to hold joint march at PyeongChang Paralympics opening ceremony amid flag dispute
2018-03-09 04:01:19 The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) will not hold a joint march at the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics, Yonhap news agency reported citing ROK's Korean Paralympic Committee (KPC) on Thursday. Previously, Seoul and Pyongyang agreed to have a joint parade at the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games at the Olympic Stadium in PyeongChang on Friday   Read More ...
DPRK athletes cross land border to S Korea for Winter Paralympics
2018-03-07 12:35:58 A group of athletes from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) crossed the inter-Korean land border to South Korea Wednesday to participate in the Winter Paralympics scheduled for March 9-18, according to Seoul's unification ministry. The 24-member DPRK delegation, including six athletes and four members of the Paralympic Committee, crossed the border via the western land route and went through the entry procedure in the inter-Korean transit office   Read More ...
Kobe Bryant's 'Dear Basketball' wins Best Animated Short Award of 90th Oscars
2018-03-05 05:30:13 Former U.S. basketball player Kobe Bryant's "Dear Basketball" won the Best Animated Short Award at the 90th Oscars here on Sunday. Directed by Disney animator Glen Keane with a score by John Williams, the film is an animated version of Bryant's "Dear Basketball" poem he penned for The Players' Tribune in 2015. In the short, Bryant voices his poem as animation conveys Kobe's love of the game as he leaves it behind   Read More ...
China's Su and Xie reach men's 60m semifinals at indoor worlds
2018-03-04 03:00:55 Su Bingtian (3rd R) of China competes in the men's 60 metres heats during the IAAF World Indoor Championships at Arena Birmingham in Birmingham, Britain, on March 3, 2018. (Xinhua/Han Yan) China's Su Bingtian, bidding for the first medal in his fourth World Indoor Championships, cruised to the men's 60 meters semifinals in Birmingham on Saturday. The 28-year-old maintained his unbeaten record this year by storming to victory in his heat in 6   Read More ...
Planning for athlete-centered 2022 Winter Olympics underway
2018-03-04 02:30:13 Beijing will highlight athletes' experience and sustainability as priorities in its preparation for the 2022 Winter Olympics, said Yang Yang, a top political advisor and member of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics organizing committee. Beijing will honor its promise made in the candidature phase to host athlete-centered Winter Olympic Games in 2022 by providing welcoming services for athletes and striving for their best benefit during the Games, said Yang, a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, from the sideline of the meeting's opening session on Saturday   Read More ...
China offer aid to disabled baseball players in Kuwait
2018-03-03 06:30:43 China donated 50 thousand yuan (about 8000 U.S. dollars) to disabled baseball players in Kuwait, Zhao Liang, the Political Counselor of the Chinese Embassy to Kuwait said on Friday. At the donation ceremony, held in Kuwait Baseball Softball Challenger League on Friday, Zhao Liang said the aid will be used for purchasing baseball uniform and training equipment. "We hope the donation will help these disabled players in Kuwait to enjoy the baseball sport and get a better life," said Chinese diplomat   Read More ...
Futuristic mascots for Tokyo Olympics
2018-03-01 16:08:09 Japanese students hold paper fans featuring the mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics after Tokyo Olympics organizers unveiled the mascots selected by popular vote by elementary students across Japan at the Hoyonomori Gakuen School in Tokyo yesterday. The mascot, which has yet to be named, was selected from a shortlist of three competitors. Social media reaction was mixed with some saying they wanted something “more round” and more “huggable   Read More ...
Tokyo unveils mascots for 2020 Olympic Games
2018-03-01 09:30:37 Tokyo Olympics organizers unveil the mascot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics selected by popular vote by elementary students across Japan at the Hoyonomori Gakuen School in Tokyo, Japan, February 28, 2018.(Photo/Agencies) A pair of futuristic superheroes triumphed in the race to become mascots for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Tokyo 2020 organizers revealed here on Wednesday. The winners were selected by 109,041 elementary kids from across the country out of a shortlist of three competitors   Read More ...
Putin demands safe environment for FIFA World Cup in Russia
2018-03-01 04:30:28 Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday urged law enforcement officers to ensure the safety of athletes and fans in Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. "We should hold the upcoming World Cup at the highest level and above all, ensure full safety of football players and fans," Putin said at the annual expanded meeting of the Interior Ministry Board. Russia's law enforcement agencies already have a great deal of positive experience and will respond correctly and in compliance with the law under any circumstances, he said   Read More ...
Russia says IOC reinstates its membership
2018-03-01 02:01:30 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has restored the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC)'s membership in the organization following nearly three months of suspension, the ROC President Alexander Zhukov said on Wednesday. Speaking to the TASS news agency, Zhukov says the IOC decided to lift the ban after finishing examinations of the doping tests taken at the PyeongChang Olympics, practically all of which were negative   Read More ...
Bopanna backs India’s chances against China in Davis Cup
2018-02-28 18:21:17 Dubai: Rohan Bopanna, senior doubles specialist, fancies India’s Davis Cup chances against China due to the presence of singles and doubles specialists within the squad. India are due to take on surprise first round winners China away next in the Asia/Oceania Group I tie at the outdoor Tianjin Tennis Centre from April 6 to 8. China stunned fancied New Zealand in the first week of February to set up a meeting against top seeds India, who had been given a first round bye   Read More ...
Beijing to speed up construction of Winter Olympics venues
2018-02-28 08:30:10 Beijing will speed up the construction of all 26 venues for the 2022 Winter Olympics in the three competition zones, namely Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou, in 2018. Among the 13 venues in Beijing, most are remodeled from venues for the 2008 Olympic Games, with some newly built, such as the national speed skating hall. The hall is dubbed the "ice ribbon" for its resemblance, and construction work on its foundation and main structure will soon begin   Read More ...
Senior Chinese leaders meet Winter Olympics delegation
2018-02-28 03:01:43 Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli meets with the Chinese delegation that returned home after the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 27, 2018. (Xinhua/Wang Ye) On Tuesday, Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met with the Chinese delegation that returned home after the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Zhang expressed his congratulations to the athletes and coaches on their performance at the Winter Games, saying that they have shown great enterprise and Olympic spirit   Read More ...
Olympic flag arrives at the Great Wall
2018-02-28 02:31:11 The Olympic flag arrived on Tuesday in Yanqing district in northern Beijing, one of the three locations for Winter Olympics venues in 2022. The ceremony was held at the Badaling section of the Great Wall on Tuesday morning, in the presence of Jia Zongyang, silver medalist at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics in the freestyle skiing men's aerials, as well as more than 500 onlookers   Read More ...
DPRK to send athletes to participate in Winter Paralympics in South Korea
2018-02-28 02:03:15 The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed on Tuesday to send athletes to South Korea on March 7 for the Winter Paralympics, Seoul's unification ministry said. The agreement was reached after working-level talks between the two Koreas, held earlier in the day at Tongilgak, a DPRK building in the truce village of Panmunjom that straddles South Korea and the DPRK   Read More ...
China marks beginning of Winter Olympics flag tour
2018-02-27 21:01:05 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook China marks beginning of Winter Olympics flag tour Chinese children wave Chinese national flags and Olympic flags during a ceremony to mark the arrival of the Olympic flag and start of the flag tour for the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022 at a section of the Great Wall of China on the outskirts of Beijing on Feb   Read More ...
China Scrambles to Build Winter-Sports Power in Time for Beijing Games
2018-02-27 21:00:16 Feb. 27, 2018 11:09 a.m. ET The last time China hosted an Olympics, the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, a yearslong push to develop the country’s athletes paid off with a record medal haul. Now China is ramping up an effort to pull off the same feat for the 2022 Winter Olympics—despite having no winter-sports tradition to draw on. Over   Read More ...
Robots transcend technological frontiers at Winter Olympics
2018-02-27 08:05:06 With dazzling lights, a group of 24 mobile robots "danced" to music with performers in an eight-minute high-tech show on Sunday at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. It was one of the world's first live performances involved such a large-scale mobile robot team and human dancers. "The biggest difficulty is that robots are expected to perform a variety of complicated moves and be in line with the performers, lights and music," said Zhang Lei, who is responsible for developing these mobile robots at Siasun Robot & Automation Co Ltd   Read More ...
Beijing spends big as it prepares for 2022 Winter Olympics
2018-02-27 06:45:27 CHONGLI, CHINA (AFP) - Villages are being razed in northern China. Mountains are being cut to size. And new stadiums, high-speed train lines, expressways and three separate Olympic villages are coming to life in Hebei province. With the Pyeongchang Games in South Korea having wrapped up on Sunday (Feb 25), the focus turns to Beijing as China spends big to host its first Winter Olympics in 2022   Read More ...
Olympic Winter Games 2022: Is China ready?
2018-02-26 16:17:11 Olympic Winter Games 2022: Is China ready? With this year's Olympic games coming to a close, we look ahead to 2022, from the site of the next games: Beijing. CNN hits the slopes to preview the next games and look at the Chinese government's extraordinary effort to get people interested in winter sports. Get the full story in the video   Read More ...
Olympic Winter Games 2022: Is China ready?
2018-02-26 16:08:40 Olympic Winter Games 2022: Is China ready? With this year's Olympic games coming to a close, we look ahead to 2022, from the site of the next games: Beijing. CNN hits the slopes to preview the next games and look at the Chinese government's extraordinary effort to get people interested in winter sports. Get the full story in the video   Read More ...
Olympic Winter Games 2022: Is China ready?
2018-02-26 16:08:23 Olympic Winter Games 2022: Is China ready? With this year's Olympic games coming to a close, we look ahead to 2022, from the site of the next games: Beijing. CNN hits the slopes to preview the next games and look at the Chinese government's extraordinary effort to get people interested in winter sports. Get the full story in the video   Read More ...
Olympic Winter Games 2022: Is China ready?
2018-02-26 16:04:12 Olympic Winter Games 2022: Is China ready? With this year's Olympic games coming to a close, we look ahead to 2022, from the site of the next games: Beijing. CNN hits the slopes to preview the next games and look at the Chinese government's extraordinary effort to get people interested in winter sports. Get the full story in the video   Read More ...
Olympic Winter Games 2022: Is China ready?
2018-02-26 16:02:36 Olympic Winter Games 2022: Is China ready? With this year's Olympic games coming to a close, we look ahead to 2022, from the site of the next games: Beijing. CNN hits the slopes to preview the next games and look at the Chinese government's extraordinary effort to get people interested in winter sports. Get the full story in the video   Read More ...
Olympic Winter Games 2022: Is China ready?
2018-02-26 16:02:24 Olympic Winter Games 2022: Is China ready? With this year's Olympic games coming to a close, we look ahead to 2022, from the site of the next games: Beijing. CNN hits the slopes to preview the next games and look at the Chinese government's extraordinary effort to get people interested in winter sports. Get the full story in the video   Read More ...
Olympic Winter Games 2022: Is China ready?
2018-02-26 15:45:35 Olympic Winter Games 2022: Is China ready? With this year's Olympic games coming to a close, we look ahead to 2022, from the site of the next games: Beijing. CNN hits the slopes to preview the next games and look at the Chinese government's extraordinary effort to get people interested in winter sports. Get the full story in the video   Read More ...
DPRK athletes, cheerleaders return home after Winter Olympics
2018-02-26 07:30:19 Athletes and cheerleaders of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) returned home Monday as the 23rd Winter Olympic Games ended the previous day, according to Seoul's unification ministry. The DPRK sports delegation, including 45 athletes and 229 cheerleaders, crossed the heavily guarded inter-Korean border via land route to their home country at about 12:30 p.m. local time (0330 GMT). The Winter Olympics, which kicked off on Feb   Read More ...
China wins 4 titles at Strandja int'l boxing tournament in Bulgaria
2018-02-26 04:30:20 China won four gold medals on Sunday afternoon at the 69th edition of Strandja, the oldest international boxing tournament in Europe. Zhang Rong won the women's 64kg class without a bout, as the other finalist, Rebecca Nicoli of Italy, did not compete because of medical reasons. China's second gold medal went to Asian Champion Gu Hong, who defeated Iaroslava Iakushina of Russia 3-2 in women's 69kg category   Read More ...
I want to do more for ice sports, says new member of IOC Athletes' Commission Zhang Hong
2018-02-26 03:30:40 "A big turning point, and an absolutely extraordinary day," said China's speed skater Zhang Hong after being elected the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission on Sunday. The 29-year-old Zhang was elected here following a vote at the 132nd IOC Session after being nominated by IOC President Thomas Bach. "I would like to thank President Bach for trusting me and supporting the Chinese athletes," said Zhang, adding that she would continue the work her predecessor short track skater Yang Yang has been doing and try her best to make contribution to the development of Chinese sports   Read More ...
Gears meshing for 2022 Winter Games
2018-02-26 03:30:14 Children get a taste of skiing at the National Stadium, or the Bird's Nest, in Beijing earlier this month. The stadium will serve as the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 24th Winter Olympic Games in 2022. (WANG JING/CHINA DAILY) All infrastructure in progress, Beijing organizing committee announces. As the Olympic focus shifted from Pyeongchang to Beijing, the Chinese capital has ramped up work for a sustainable Winter Olympics in 2022, with the organizing committee announcing that the construction of all venues and infrastructure is well under way   Read More ...
At Games' end, Beijing takes baton
2018-02-26 02:30:31 Vice-Premier Liu Yandong meets Chinese athlete Wu Dajing, who won the men's 500-meter short-track speed skating gold medal at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, on Sunday. Liu, as the special representative of President Xi Jinping, was invited to the Winter Olympics closing ceremony and met some of the Chinese athletes. (Photo by Feng Yongbin/China Daily) Beijing stole the show at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday by presenting a high-tech handover performance at the gala finale to herald the start of Olympic Beijing time   Read More ...
China win ITTF Team World Cup titles
2018-02-26 02:30:07 China men's and women's table tennis teams won on Sunday their respective title at the 2018 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Team World Cup in London. The Chinese women's team, led by Ding Ning, Liu Shiwen and Zhu Yuling, kept an unbeaten record with a 3-0 win over Japan's Hina Hayata, Kasumi Ishikawa and Mima Ito. The men's counterpart claimed their 7th consecutive title with another 3-0 win over the Japanese men's team   Read More ...
Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022 to carry forward Olympic spirit
2018-02-26 02:01:16 Photo shows the Beijing 2022 presentation during the closing ceremony for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, PyeongChang,South Korea, Feb. 25, 2018. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei) As the Olympic flame slowly went out in PyeongChang, South Korea, the Winter Olympic Games now has officially entered "Beijing Time." The 8-minute show at the closing ceremony in PyeongChang Olympics has blown the world away and makes the world eager to see what Beijing has to offer in 2022   Read More ...
DPRK high-ranking delegation arrives in S.Korea for Olympics closing ceremony
2018-02-25 03:30:28 A high-ranking delegation from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) arrived in South Korea on Sunday to attend the closing ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympics. The DPRK delegation, led by Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, will make a three-day visit to South Korea when the closing ceremony is scheduled to be held in South Korea's east county of PyeongChang   Read More ...
China upgrades its amateur City Football League
2018-02-25 03:30:12 China's City Football League, one of the country's amateur football tournaments, has been renamed City Football Super League, the organizers said Saturday. Allowing foreign players to join, the amateur league is being upgraded to be semi-professional and expanding to the United States and Britain. According to the organizers, 10 to 20 teams in the United States and Britain will compete in the overseas divisions of the City Football Super League   Read More ...