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IOC, Alibaba Group launch long-term partnership
Sports2017-01-20 09:21November 22 2017 03:08:06

IOC, Alibaba Group launch long-term partnership

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Alibaba Group on Thursday jointly announced a long-term partnership through 2028.

Alibaba joins Olympics in 'game changer'
Sports2017-01-20 09:21November 22 2017 03:08:06

Alibaba joins Olympics in 'game changer'

E-commerce giant Alibaba has become a digital sponsor of the Olympic Games under a partnership through 2028 with the International Olympic Committee, the two parties said on Thursday during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Xi steps up sport diplomacy with historic visit to IOC
Sports2017-01-19 15:56November 22 2017 03:08:06

Xi steps up sport diplomacy with historic visit to IOC

Chinese President Xi Jinping, an avid football fan who is not shy from showing off his skills, has added an important chapter to his sports diplomacy.

Top seeds survive another day at Australian Open
Sports2017-01-19 11:35November 22 2017 03:08:06

Top seeds survive another day at Australian Open

The Australian Open top seeds have survived another day as the hot conditions turned cold, though Aussie firebrand Nick Kyrgios has gone home.

Guangsha holds off Shanxi, Shandong snaps two-game skid
Sports2017-01-19 11:35November 22 2017 03:08:06

Guangsha holds off Shanxi, Shandong snaps two-game skid

Guangsha resisted late comeback from Shanxi to win at 131-125, moving up to provisional fourth place, and Shandong snapped their sloppy performace in last two loss with a 122-100 victory over Guangzhou in the 29th round of the 2016-2017 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) action on Wednesday.

China aims high ahead of 2018 Winter Games
Sports2017-01-19 10:34November 22 2017 03:08:06

China aims high ahead of 2018 Winter Games

Chinese athletes will aim high and strive for good results at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, a Chinese sports official told Xinhua in a recent interview.

Xi meets IOC president, pledges to make 2022 Winter Olympics an excellent event
Sports2017-01-19 09:21November 22 2017 03:08:06

Xi meets IOC president, pledges to make 2022 Winter Olympics an excellent event

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach here on Wednesday, and pledged to make Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games a "remarkable, extraordinary and excellent event."

Japan reportedly seeking to co-host 2030 FIFA World Cup with China, S Korea
Sports2017-01-18 10:02November 22 2017 03:08:06

Japan reportedly seeking to co-host 2030 FIFA World Cup with China, S Korea

Japan is reportedly seeking to co-host the 2030 FIFA World Cup with China and South Korea, after an announced increase of the number of competing teams to 48 beginning 2026 from the current 32, according to Japanese news outlet Zakzak.

CSL clubs respond differently to new "foreign player policy"
Sports2017-01-17 18:01November 22 2017 03:08:06

CSL clubs respond differently to new "foreign player policy"

China is set to cut the number of foreign players allowed in top-tier teams to bring down the huge spending on the non-Chinese stars, and the teams are demanded to give more chance to the home young players. But the affected clubs are responding differently to the new policies.

Brazilian striker Marinho set to join Changchun Yatai: reports
Sports2017-01-17 10:36November 22 2017 03:08:06

Brazilian striker Marinho set to join Changchun Yatai: reports

Highly rated Brazilian striker Marinho is poised to sign for Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai, according to media reports in Brazil.

Zhang Shuai cautious ahead of Australian Open round two clash with Riske
Sports2017-01-16 20:25November 22 2017 03:08:06

Zhang Shuai cautious ahead of Australian Open round two clash with Riske

Zhang Shuai from China will take a cautious approach to her round two clash against American Alison Riske at the Australian Open after downing Aliaksandra Sasnovich in less than an hour on Monday.

Chinese 8-ball on track to go global
Sports2017-01-16 16:01November 22 2017 03:08:06

Chinese 8-ball on track to go global

With booming popularity and a rising profile, many observers say the game of Chinese 8-ball pool has the potential to go global in the near future.

China's soccer authorities toughen controls on foreign players
Sports2017-01-16 13:36November 22 2017 03:08:06

China's soccer authorities toughen controls on foreign players

Teams in Chinese Super league (CSL) will be only allowed to deploy three foreign players in one game, the Chinese Football Association announced on its official website on Monday.

Zhang Chengdong joins CSL side Hebei China Fortune on 80-million RMB fee
Sports2017-01-16 10:37November 22 2017 03:08:06

Zhang Chengdong joins CSL side Hebei China Fortune on 80-million RMB fee

Zhang Chengdong, a former defender for Beijing Guoan, has returned home and joined in the Hebei-based China Fortune Football Club, the Chinese Super League (CSL) club said on Friday.

China beat Croatia 5-4 after shoutout to finish 3rd in China Cup
Sports2017-01-16 09:58November 22 2017 03:08:06

China beat Croatia 5-4 after shoutout to finish 3rd in China Cup

China pulled it even at the 89th minute and went on to beat Croatia in penalty shootout on Saturday, finishing third at the 2017 Gree China Cup International Football Championship which also features Chile and Iceland.

Thomas joins elite 59 club at Waialae
Sports2017-01-15 08:56November 22 2017 03:08:06

Thomas joins elite 59 club at Waialae

JUSTIN Thomas became only the seventh player to break 60 on the PGA Tour, and the youngest in that elite club, with an 11-under-par display in the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii on Thursday

Three weightlifters lose 2008 gold medals
Sports2017-01-14 12:06November 22 2017 03:08:06

Three weightlifters lose 2008 gold medals

The Chinese Olympic Committee condemned on Friday the doping practice of three Chinese weightlifting gold medalists at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and said China respected the decisions of the International Olympic Committee to strip them of their medals.

Hebei China Fortune aims to build world-class training facility
Sports2017-01-13 17:04November 22 2017 03:08:06

Hebei China Fortune aims to build world-class training facility

Chinese Super League (CSL) club Hebei China Fortune aims to build a world-class football training facility on par with or even better than that of global football giants, its top executives said.

Snow, hotpot and ski shoes: China awaits the Winter Olympics
Sports2017-01-13 16:05November 22 2017 03:08:06

Snow, hotpot and ski shoes: China awaits the Winter Olympics

Chang Guangchun seldom sees foreigners in her village, but started learning English two years ago.

China faces weightlifting ban over doping after IOC retests
Sports2017-01-13 14:06November 22 2017 03:08:06

China faces weightlifting ban over doping after IOC retests

Three Chinese athletes have been stripped of Olympic gold medals won in Beijing 2008, after the IOC sanctioned eight athletes for doping after a retest of samples from previous competitions.

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