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Winter sports gain popularity in southern China
2018-01-19 09:30:36 With the 2022 Winter Olympic Games looming ahead, the popularity of winter sports in China is not confined to the colder areas. Southern China is also seeing a huge surge in interest as well. The Nan Tianhu ski resort was opened in China's southwestern municipality of Chongqing on Monday. The ski resort brings the city a new destination to embrace winter sports   Read More ...
DPRK Olympic team to cross border by land route
2018-01-19 09:30:14 The delegation Pyongyang plans to send to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will take the Gyeongui Line land route to reach the Republic of Korea (ROK), according to the vice-ministerial inter-Korean talks held on Wednesday. The athletes from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will go to Pyeongchang by overland route on Feb 1, while the other members of the delegation including Games officials, cheerleaders, journalists and a taekwondo demonstration team will arrive on Feb 7   Read More ...
Pyongyang plans big military show on eve of Winter Games
2018-01-19 08:06:19 NORTH Korea is preparing a lavish military parade on the eve of next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, despite a rare sporting detente with Seoul, it was reported yesterday. Pyongyang, which has rattled the international community with its nuclear and missile tests in recent months, has agreed to send athletes to the Games and march with South Korea under one flag at the opening ceremony   Read More ...
Kadhe cruises into last eight
2018-01-19 07:29:09 Anning (China): Fifth seed Arjun Kadhe cruised into the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Ciing-Yang Meng of Chinese Taipei in the $15,000 ITF Futures tennis tournament on Thursday. Asian junior champion Nitin Kumar Sinha had already made the quarterfinals, and will play third seed Steven Diez of Canada. Arjun will face second seed Ivan Nedelko of Russia. The results: $15,000 ITF men, Anning, China: Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Arjjun Kadhe bt Cing-Yang Meng (Tpe) 6-2, 6-1   Read More ...
WTA Finals to move to Shenzhen from Singapore in 2019
2018-01-18 12:30:58 China’s growing influence over women’s tennis moved up a notch on Thursday when the southern metropolis of Shenzhen was announced as the new venue for the season-ending WTA Finals from 2019 to 2028. Shenzhen, which already hosts a WTA tournament in early January, will take over from Singapore on the back of a bid which promised to build a new 12,000-seat downtown venue and double the prize money to $14 million   Read More ...
Chinese doubles stars impress in round one of the Australian Open
2018-01-18 10:00:50 With on-court temperatures at the Australian Open hitting above 40 degrees Celsius on Thursday, the 6th seeded women's doubles pair Xu Yifan and her Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski, had no interest in getting a sun tan. The impressive performance saw the two shut out their European opponents, Kirsten Flipkens and Francesca Schiavone, 6-3, 6-2, with the 29-year-old Chinese hitter looking sharp in the stifling conditions and dominant when she attacked the net   Read More ...
Former WBO flyweight champion needs more time to recover
2018-01-18 08:30:20 Zou Shiming isn't quite ready to toss in the towel. China's two-time Olympic gold medalist and former WBO flyweight champion has checked out of hospital in Shanghai after being treated for vision problems that threaten to end his boxing career. The 36-year-old, who lost the world title to Japan's Sho Kimura when he was stopped in the 11th round in his first title defense last July, has had some improvement in his vision but it's too early to say when or if he will return to the ring   Read More ...
WTA Finals Will Move to China for Next 10 Years
2018-01-18 03:07:25 MELBOURNE, Australia — The WTA Finals, the elite season-ending event for women’s tennis, will leave Singapore after this year and begin a 10-year run in Shenzhen, China from 2019 through 2028. The lucrative, long-term deal — announced by the WTA on Thursday — deepens the tour’s commitment to China, a crucial market, and will increase the event’s total prize money to $14 million in 2019, which is double the current amount   Read More ...
NK’s squad to cheer at Winter Olympics
2018-01-17 20:04:44 North Korea will send a 230-strong cheering squad to the Winter Olympics in the South next month, Seoul said yesterday after both sides held talks amid a thaw in inter-Korean ties and as Japan urged caution over the North’s “charm offensive.” North and South Korea have been talking since last week — for the first time in more than two years — about the Olympics, offering a respite from a months-long standoff over the North’s missile and nuclear programs, which it conducts in defiance of UN sanctions   Read More ...
S Korea, DPRK agree to march, cheer together during 2018 Winter Olympics
2018-01-17 17:01:28 South Korean delegation (L) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) delegation hold talks at the truce village of Panmunjom, Jan. 17, 2018. (Xinhua/South Korean Unification Ministry) South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have agreed to jointly march at the opening ceremony of the South Korea-hosted Winter Olympics and to cheer together for both athletes of the two Koreas during the Olympic period, Seoul's unification ministry said Wednesday   Read More ...
Most Chinese hopefuls edged out in round 2 of the Australian Open
2018-01-17 17:01:21 China's hopes were dashed in the second round of action at the Australian Open on Wednesday, with both Zhang Shuai and Duan Yinying exiting the tournament after tough, hard fought matches. With Monday's stunning first round victory over the reigning U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens, Zhang was eager to continue her excellent form. But 24-year old Czech player Denisa Allertova had other ideas, and overcame Zhang in a highly entertaining contest that ended 6-4, 7-5 (7-5)   Read More ...
DPRK offers to send 230-member cheering squad to S Korea-hosted Winter Olympics
2018-01-17 09:30:26 The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has offered to South Korea sending a 230-member cheering squad to the South Korea-hosted Winter Olympics during the ongoing working-level talks in the truce village of Panmunjom, Seoul's unification ministry said Wednesday. The vice ministerial-level dialogue to discuss the DPRK's participation in the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, which were slated to run from February to March in South Korea's eastern county of PyeongChang, kicked off from 10 a   Read More ...
Inter-Korean talks underway for DPRK's dispatch of athletes to S Korea-hosted Winter Olympics
2018-01-17 06:31:08 Working-level talks between South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) were underway Wednesday at the truce village of Panmunjom to discuss the DPRK's dispatch of athletes to the South Korea-hosted Winter Olympics, Seoul's unification ministry said. The plenary session, which kicked off at about 10 a.m. local time (0100 GMT) as scheduled, ended some 45 minutes later. The vice ministerial-level dialogue was underway at the Peace House, a building controlled by South Korea in Panmunjom which straddles the heavily guarded inter-Korean land border   Read More ...
China to beef up efforts against doping in marathon
2018-01-17 04:50:54 With five doping violation cases in marathons announced this month, the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) has pledged to introduce severe measures in 2018 to clamp down on doping in marathon races. The latest anti-doping violation information released by the China Anti-doping Agency (CHINADA) last week showed two amateur runners tested positive for EPO after in-competition tests last year and two more were caught for avoiding doping tests   Read More ...
Downtown retailer sells Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics merchandise
2018-01-17 04:50:35 Shanghai New World Daimaru mall displays the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics-licensed products which range from clothes to stationery and gold and silver coins on Nanjing Road E. in Huangpu District. (Ti Gong) Shanghai's first official retail store for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics opened in a downtown shopping mall on Jan. 15. Licensed products ranging from clothes, stationery, gold and silver coins and badges are sold at the Shanghai New World Daimaru on Nanjing Road E   Read More ...
UN chief will attend opening ceremony of Winter Olympics in ROK
2018-01-17 04:49:28 UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that he will attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in the Republic of Korea. "I am also encouraged by the decision of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in the Republic of Korea. I will be there myself in the opening ceremony, " the UN chief said at an informal meeting of the UN General Assembly to hear his briefing about the priorities for 2018   Read More ...
(LEAD) China likely to send high-ranking party official to PyeongChang Olympics: sources
2018-01-16 08:06:46 (ATTN: ADDS spokesma's comments in 4th and last 2 paras) SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Yonhap) -- China will likely send a delegation led by a high-ranking communist party official to South Korea during next month's Winter Olympic Games, diplomatic sources said Tuesday. China has recently informed South Korea that Han Zheng, No. 7 in the Communist Party of China (CPC), will make a trip to South Korea in time for the Feb   Read More ...
China likely to send high-ranking party official to PyeongChang Olympics: sources
2018-01-16 04:05:28 SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Yonhap) -- China will likely send a delegation led by a high-ranking communist party official to South Korea during next month's Winter Olympic Games, diplomatic sources said Tuesday. China has recently informed South Korea that Han Zheng, No. 7 in the Communist Party of China (CPC), will make a trip to South Korea in time for the Feb   Read More ...
DPRK to send 140-member orchestra to S. Korea-hosted Winter Olympics: Seoul
2018-01-16 02:01:09 Lee Woo-sung(R), head of South Korean delegation, and Kwon Hook Bong(L), head of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) delegation, exchange documents at Tongilgak, a DPRK building in the truce village of Panmunjom, Jan. 15, 2018. (Xinhua/South Korean Unification Ministry) The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed with South Korea Monday to send a 140-member orchestra to the South Korea-hosted Winter Olympics, Seoul's unification ministry said   Read More ...
India grouped with tough Kazakhstan and China for Fed Cup
2018-01-15 20:27:05 India were on Monday clubbed with formidable Kazakhstan, who have world number 54 Yuliya Putintseva in their ranks, and China for the Asia/Oceania Group I competition in Fed Cup, scheduled to be held in new Delhi from February 7-10. The fourth team in Pool A is Hong Kong. The Pool B comprises Chinese Taipei, Japan, Thailand and Korea. Kazakhstan, who have twice reached the World Group II play-offs in 2013 and 2017, have named a strong team for the event   Read More ...
North Korean orchestra will perform at Winter Olympics
2018-01-15 20:03:28 NORTH Korea agreed during rare talks yesterday to send a 140-strong orchestra to perform during the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, Seoul said, amid easing tensions after a months-long stand-off over Pyongyang’s weapons programs. Officials from the two Koreas, technically still at war after their 1950-1953 conflict ended in a truce, not a treaty, met on North Korea’s side of the border truce village of Panmunjom to discuss North Korea sending performers — for the first time in 18 years — to the Olympics in Pyeongchang   Read More ...
DPRK offers to S.Korea holding vice ministerial-level talks on Winter Olympics
2018-01-15 08:01:07 The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) offered Monday to South Korea holding vice ministerial-level talks on Wednesday at the truce village of Panmunjom to discuss the DPRK's participation in South Korea-hosted Winter Olympics, Seoul's unification ministry said. The DPRK proposed holding the working-level dialogue at the Peace House in Panmunjom from 10 a.m. local time Wednesday to discuss details on the dispatch of its delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games scheduled to run from February to March in South Korea's eastern county of PyeongChang   Read More ...
Talks underway over DPRK's dispatch of art troupe to S.Korea-hosted Winter Olympics
2018-01-15 06:30:18 Working-level talks between South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) were underway Monday over the DPRK's dispatch of art troupe to the South Korea-hosted Winter Olympics, Seoul's unification ministry said. Unification Ministry spokesman Baek Tae-hyun told a press briefing that the working-level dialogue was underway at Tongilgak, a building controlled by the DPRK in the truce village of Panmunjom, which straddles the inter-Korean land border   Read More ...
China-based Brule key for NHL-less Canadians
2018-01-15 06:30:15 With NHL superstars like Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews unavailable, Team Canada will rely heavily on one of the top pros in China in its quest for a third straight gold medal in hockey at next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Canada won gold in Vancouver in 2010 and four years later in Sochi, Russia, with teams led by future Hall of Famers Crosby and Toews, who have each won three Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks respectively   Read More ...
Impoverished northwest village has 13 soccer teams, sends players overseas
2018-01-15 04:00:57 At 2,300 meters above sea level, a group of school-age soccer players brave the piercing wind to run along a rugged mountain path in Yuzhong County, Northwest China's Gansu Province. While the local temperature has dropped to nearly -20 C, these athletes from Zhonglianchuan Primary School never miss a day of soccer practice. Soccer has become an indispensable part of their lives, enabling them to see a bigger world   Read More ...
S Korea, DPRK to hold talks over DPRK's dispatch of art troupe to Winter Olympics
2018-01-14 09:01:17 South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed on Saturday to hold working-level talks next week to discuss the DPRK's dispatch of its art troupe to the South Korea-hosted Winter Olympics, Seoul's unification ministry said. South Korea accepted the DPRK's counterproposal earlier in the day to first discuss the dispatch of its art troupe to the winter sports event on Jan   Read More ...
DPRK offers talks with S.Korea about art troupe's dispatch to Winter Olympics
2018-01-13 08:00:58 The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) offered to South Korea to hold talks about the dispatch of its art troupe to the 2018 Winter Olympics, Seoul's unification ministry said Saturday. The DPRK proposed to South Korea holding a working-level dialogue on Jan. 15 in Tongilgak, a building controlled by the DPRK in the truce village of Panmunjom, to discuss the dispatch of its art troupe to the South Korea-hosted Winter Olympics   Read More ...
China boxing star Zou fights to save eyesight and career - Capital Sports
2018-01-12 09:43:34 China’s two-time Olympic boxing champion Zou Shiming on Friday came out fighting from severe eye problems that look likely to end his career, declaring defiantly: “I’m still me.” The 36-year-old, who lost the first defence of his WBO flyweight world title in July, sought immediate hospital treatment last month after suddenly losing much of the sight in his left eye. Zou and his team said he has now left hospital in Shanghai and there has been some improvement in his vision, but it is still too early to say if he will ever return to the boxing ring and he will need more treatment   Read More ...
'Global shift' as Olympics set up shop in Asia
2018-01-11 09:01:30 SHANGHAI: When the cauldron ignites in Pyeongchang on Feb 9, it will open a sequence of three Olympic Games in Asia over the next four years - highlighting the region's growing clout, and also the declining interest among Western powers in holding the multi-billion dollar events. After next month's Winter Games in South Korea, Tokyo will take centre stage in 2020 and Beijing will organise the 2022 Winter Olympics - becoming the first city to hold both a Winter and Summer Games   Read More ...
Samoa, China strengthen rugby connections
2018-01-11 04:08:58 The Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) hosted the Chief Executive Officer of China Rugby Football Association (C.R.F.A.), Jack Lau and his delegation in Apia this week. It follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties recently in Beijing. Chairman of Samoa Rugby Union and Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi said the announcement of the M.O.U. was delayed to coincide with the first official visit by the C   Read More ...
IOC to decide on DPRK's participation in PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games
2018-01-11 02:01:00 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday that it will host a four-party meeting to decided on the participation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games to be held in South Korea next month. Following joint proposals by the DPRK and South Korea on Tuesday, the meeting is called for and will be chaired by IOC President Thomas Bach at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Jan   Read More ...
China, France embrace more future cooperation in sports
2018-01-10 18:01:42 With their capitals Beijing and Paris to host 2022 Winter Olympic Games and 2024 Summer Olympic Games, respectively, China and France, two sports giants in the world with over 8,000 kilometers apart, can expect more cooperation in the future. As the first overseas office founded by French Football Federation (FFF) and French professional football league (LFP), the Chinese office, established in February, 2017, undertakes the mission of promoting French football training system, French domestic leagues and cups and French national team's matches, and interaction and cooperation with China   Read More ...
Chinese marathon champion banned for eight years over doping
2018-01-10 11:30:19 ShANGHAI: China's national marathon champion and Olympian Wang Jiali has been banned for eight years after failing a drugs test, her second violation, the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) said on Wednesday (Jan 10). The 31-year-old, who won gold at the 2017 National Games, tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO during out-of-competition testing in August and her career now appears over   Read More ...
New highway under construction between Beijing and Winter Olympics ski venue
2018-01-10 03:31:22 Beijing has revved up the construction of a highway linking the capital to Chongli in north China's Hebei Province, which will serve as a ski event venue for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. The municipal transport administration commission confirmed on Tuesday that a 42-km highway starting from the city's northwestern Sixth Ring Road to the outlying district of Yanqing will be open to traffic by the end of this year   Read More ...
China to face a 'tough challenge' at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, says official
2018-01-10 02:30:30 Chinese athletes will face a tough challenge at the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, a senior sports official said here on Tuesday. In an exclusive interview with Xinhua, Sun Yuanfu, deputy director of the Winter Sports Administration Center of the General Administration of Sport of China, stressed that good preperation is a key factor heading into the event. "We need to be fully prepared for the challenge at Pyeongchang   Read More ...
Sport: China to play Rugby Sevens in Samoa
2018-01-10 00:21:23 China has been confirmed to take part in Samoa's Marist International Sevens tournament for the first time next month. The 30th edition of the regionally renowned tournament is to be held on February the 16th and 17th in Apia. The confirmation comes as a China Rugby Union delegation is in Samoa on a fact finding mission to assess opportunities where both countries can assist each other in the development of rugby   Read More ...
Jose Mourinho gets his way as Manchester United head to United States for summer instead of China
2018-01-10 00:10:43 Manchester United are heading back to the US on tour this summer - after Jose Mourinho laid down the law to his bosses. The United hierarchy, led by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, had planned to return to China for their pre-season tour. But Mourinho insisted on going back to the States - where United toured last summer - to give his side the ideal preparation for next season when they will aim to push Manchester City for the tite   Read More ...
Chinese team confirmed for 2018 Marist Sevens
2018-01-09 10:47:17 A team from China is set to participate in the tournament scheduled for the 16-17 February 2018. According to a statement from the Club, a delegation from the China Rugby Union is in Samoa under close cooperation with the Samoa Rugby Union on a fact finding mission to assess opportunities where both countries can fully explore and assist each other in the development of rugby   Read More ...
DPRK to send high-level delegation to S.Korea-hosted Winter Olympics
2018-01-09 09:50:16 The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will send a high-ranking delegation, athletes and a cheering squad to the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, its delegation said Tuesday at the inter-Korean talks held on the north-south border. The South Korean delegation proposed that the DPRK send a large delegation as well as a cheering squad to PyeongChang, a county in the east of South Korea which will host the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games beginning on Feb   Read More ...
S Korea, DPRK start high-level talks with initial focus on Winter Olympics
2018-01-09 09:45:45 Ri Son-gwon (R), chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), shakes hands with South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon in the truce village of Panmunjom, Jan. 9, 2018. South Korea and the DPRK on Tuesday kicked off a senior-level, inter-governmental dialogue in the truce village of Panmunjom. (Xinhua/Newsis) South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday started high-level talks, the first in about two years, at the truce village of Panmunjom, with an initial focus on the DPRK participation in the South Korea-hosted Winter Olympics   Read More ...