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Marathon races in China see major increase in 2016
Sports2017-03-20 15:31April 24 2017 09:31:35

Marathon races in China see major increase in 2016

The number of marathons and road running races registered in the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) last year reached 328, nearly a 150% increase compared to the year 2015, CAA vice president Du Zhaocai announced here on Monday.

Beijing 2022 open first worldwide staff recruitment
Sports2017-03-20 15:01April 24 2017 09:31:35

Beijing 2022 open first worldwide staff recruitment

The organizing committee for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games opened its first worldwide staff recruitment on Monday.

Special Olympics chairman hails movement's progress in China
Sports2017-03-20 10:31April 24 2017 09:31:35

Special Olympics chairman hails movement's progress in China

The Special Olympics is working at the local level all over China, enriching the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, the Chairman of the Special Olympics said on Sunday.

Chinese gymnast wins parallel bars title in FIG World Cup in Baku
Sports2017-03-19 08:31April 24 2017 09:31:35

Chinese gymnast wins parallel bars title in FIG World Cup in Baku

Chinese male gymnast Liu Rongbin won the parallel bars gold medal at the World Cup in artistic gymnastics in Baku on Saturday, proving his readiness for the competitions at the highest level.

Sino-German ties touted via soccer
Sports2017-03-17 10:30April 24 2017 09:31:35

Sino-German ties touted via soccer

A delegation of 15 mayors from German towns and cities played two soccer matches with local teams in Qingdao, Shandong province, on Wednesday and Thursday.

China's synchronized swimming twin sisters aim to come back to the top
Sports2017-03-16 15:00April 24 2017 09:31:35

China's synchronized swimming twin sisters aim to come back to the top

Chinese synchronized swimmers Jiang Tingting and Jiang Wenwen earned two golds in the duet free and duet technical events at the 2017 FINA Synchronised Swimming World Series that recently took place in Paris. It was their first major title since they made a comeback in 2015.

Harnessing hoops and dreams
Sports2017-03-15 14:26April 24 2017 09:31:35

Harnessing hoops and dreams

As a former elementary school player, Xie moved to Dongguan, Guangdong province to join the school in 2013.

Warming up to Olympic challenge
Sports2017-03-15 11:35April 24 2017 09:31:35

Warming up to Olympic challenge

With Beijing and Zhangjiakou hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics, China is aiming to get 300 million citizens involved in winter sports.

Chinese delegation heads to Austria for Special Olympics
Sports2017-03-14 13:33April 24 2017 09:31:35

Chinese delegation heads to Austria for Special Olympics

The Chinese delegation for the 11th Special Olympics World Winter Games gathered in Beijing for a launch ceremony on Monday.

Sao Paulo sign Chinese teenager Zhang on loan
Sports2017-03-14 12:03April 24 2017 09:31:35

Sao Paulo sign Chinese teenager Zhang on loan

Sao Paulo have signed highly rated Chinese teenager Zhang Yuanshu on loan, the Brazilian club said on Monday.

Williams, Perry eliminated at Chinese Pool World Championship
Sports2017-03-14 11:10April 24 2017 09:31:35

Williams, Perry eliminated at Chinese Pool World Championship

Top-ranking snooker players had a tough day on Monday at the 2017 Chinese Pool World Championship as Mark Williams and Joe Perry were both eliminated in the first round.

Barcelona set goal of success with center investment
Sports2017-03-14 09:28April 24 2017 09:31:35

Barcelona set goal of success with center investment

FC Barcelona is set to invest up to “tens of millions of dollars” into a soccer training and experience center on the island province of Hainan, making it the first ever foreign club to have a major direct investment in the China.

Chinese retired female athletes encounter obstacles, opportunity as entrepreneurs
Sports2017-03-13 16:57April 24 2017 09:31:35

Chinese retired female athletes encounter obstacles, opportunity as entrepreneurs

After retiring in 2014, Liu Xue, a female javelin thrower, founded a sports training center for middle school students.

Barcelona FC to become the first foreign club to invest in China
Sports2017-03-13 11:31April 24 2017 09:31:35

Barcelona FC to become the first foreign club to invest in China

FC Barcelona may invest up to “tens of millions of dollars” into a new training and experience centre, making it the first foreign club to make a major direct capital investment into China’s booming football market.

Yao calls better sports leagues key to nation's 'quest'
Sports2017-03-11 14:47April 24 2017 09:31:35

Yao calls better sports leagues key to nation's 'quest'

Political adviser Yao Ming urged the country to shift its sports focus from winning medals to cultivating a mature professional league system as China vows to become a strong sporting nation.

Yao Ming: Sports industry not only about money
Sports2017-03-11 08:47April 24 2017 09:31:35

Yao Ming: Sports industry not only about money

Chinese sports icon Yao Ming said Tuesday that the rapidly growing Chinese sports industry needed much more than investment.

China sweep four synchro titles in FINA Diving World Series in Guangzhou
Sports2017-03-10 10:35April 24 2017 09:31:35

China sweep four synchro titles in FINA Diving World Series in Guangzhou

Chinese divers swept all four synchronized event titles on the opening day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2017 on Thursday.

Rio gold medalist Ma Long withdraws from team trials for World Championships
Sports2017-03-10 09:59April 24 2017 09:31:35

Rio gold medalist Ma Long withdraws from team trials for World Championships

Chinese paddler Ma Long, who ranked 1st in the world, pulled out from the team trials for the World Table Tennis Championships, scheduled to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany in May, due to his waist injury here on Thursday.

Chinese coach Liu Guoliang urges ITTF to listen more to players
Sports2017-03-10 09:59April 24 2017 09:31:35

Chinese coach Liu Guoliang urges ITTF to listen more to players

The head coach of Chinese table tennis team Liu Guoliang said here on Thursday that The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) should take advices from players into consideration when introduce any reform.

Volleyball coach Lang Ping not to follow Yao Ming's footsteps
Sports2017-03-09 11:04April 24 2017 09:31:35

Volleyball coach Lang Ping not to follow Yao Ming's footsteps

NBA legend Yao Ming has been named as president of the Chinese Basketball Association. Now expectations are high that Lang Ping will take over as Chinese volleyball chief.

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