1. One-on-One with Ching-Kuo Wu on China's No. 1 News Site and No. 1 Boxer

    Following China's magnificent success in the London Games, People's Daily Online , the most authoritative news site in China, recently made the country's first English-language ...

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  2. Chinese Sports Documentary Gains Global Recognition

    When it comes to sports, China has always been a major player on the global field and has had the unique privilege of standing next to, or even above, the No.1 sports power — the United States on the Olympic podium...

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  3. The Rise of Boxing in China Part IV: The Olympic Boom

    China struck gold on home turf during the 2008 Olympic Games with a history-making boxing boom. On the hot afternoon of Aug 24, 2008, at the Beijing Workers' Gymnasium, China closed ...

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  4. The Rise of Boxing in China Part III: One Breakthrough after Another

    The sleeping Eastern Dragon has awakened, with one breakthrough in boxing after another, since China revived boxing more than two decades ago. In the 2004 Athens Olympics , there were five Chinese boxing athletes who qualified to compete in boxing...

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  5. The Rise of Boxing in China Part II: A Tale of Two Decades

    "Western boxing in China is now revived!" More than two decades ago when Li Menghua, the Director of National Sports Committee declared in a resonant voice filling up the sky, it turned a whole new chapter in the story of Chinese western boxing...

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  6. The Rise of Boxing in China Part I: The Evolution

    As the 2012 London Games is underway, Olympic boxing may grab more attention than prizefighting in the coming weeks. China, the biggest winner at the previous Olympic boxing tournament, is a hot favorite to shine in the brightest spotlight...

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  7. Table Tennis in China Part II: A Political Perspective

    Pingpong Today As the national sport of China, pingpong is played by almost everyone in the country. Tables for the game, often made of concrete, are found throughout parks, in communities and public schools...

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  8. Table Tennis in China Part I: King of the Table

    Table tennis, known as pingpong in China, is China's national sport, and a source of pride right up there with the Great Wall and pandas...

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  9. Basketball in China Part II: The Evolution

    Basketball is never out of place in modern China. As a matter of fact, the sport in the land of Confucius is almost as old as the sport itself. After years of development, the Chinese version of the NBA was born...

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  10. Basketball in China Part I: A Growing Force

    In basketball, China is generally recognized as the strongest nation in Asia, and placed eighth in the world in the last two Olympic Games...

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  11. Beyond Gold: The Golden Story from China's Sports Field

    China is a large sports nation and a powerhouse in Olympic sports. The Asian Giant led the gold medal count at the 2008 Beijing Olympics , capturing 51 golds...

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  12. 2011 Boxing Worlds: China Keeps Punching

    The 2011 World Boxing Championships, the major qualifying event for the London 2012 Olympics , rang down the curtain earlier this month in Azerbaijan's capital Baku, with China bringing home one gold, one bronze and three "Olympic tickets"...

    Zhenyu Li Written by Zhenyu Li about 3 years ago 1,330 reads 0 comments

  13. Top 10 Women's Tennis Rankings Changed after China Open

    BEIJING, Oct. 12, 2011 -- The world rankings of some of the biggest names in women's tennis have changed, with Na Li slipping to No. 7 as the China Open, the final WTA Premier Mandatory tournament of the year, wrapped up on Sunday here in Beijing...

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  14. China Open: Last Chinese "Golden Flower" Fades

    BEIJING, Oct. 6, 2011 -- Jie Zheng, the last Chinese "Golden Flower," was downed by 11th seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in straight sets in a 1-6, 4-6 defeat at the China Open on Wednesday...

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  15. China's Highest-level Equestrian Tournament Concluded

    BEIJING, Oct. 7, 2011 -- The 2011 Chinese National Equestrian Jumping Championships concluded in Beijing on Thursday, with each champion being awarded one Baojun car...

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  16. Tennis Stars Absent from China Open

    BEIJING, Oct. 1, 2011 -- The China Open, which formally kicks off Saturday, suffers a setback as a number of tennis superstars who were supposed to participate withdrew from the WTA premier event...

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  17. Sampras and Safin Ignite China Open

    BEIJING, Oct. 1, 2011 -- Former men's tennis world number one Pete Sampras and Russian superstar Marat Safin engaged in an exhibition match Friday night to mark the opening of the China Open tennis tournament at the newly-built National Tennis Stadium..

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  18. One-on-One with Evander Holyfield Part III: Kung Fu and Boxing

    "God give you the opportunity. You can't choose your beginning, but you can choose the end on how you want to end...

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  19. One-on-One with Evander Holyfield Part II: China Impression

    "I respect China, because all the things it went through all these years, the country didn't quit. Because this country didn't quit, it hold the whole world...

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  20. One-on-One with Evander Holyfield Part I: Evander Holyfield and Bruce Lee

    Father Time has been known as a merciless killer who diminishes the water supply to a fighter's fountain of talent with every tick of hand. Yet, when it comes to the "Real Deal", the edge of time has been only blunted...

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  21. A Chinese Fairytale: The Li Na Story

    As Yao Ming, China's brightest sports star officially announced his retirement four days ago, Li Na , the nation's first Grand Slam singles champion, was deemed by many to be a successor of Yao in terms of international clout in sports...

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  22. Golden Sports: What Made Arturo Gatti A Legendary Fighter, Business-Wise

    It was not skill, but will, that elevated Arturo Gatti to superstar status. Two years ago in July, one of boxing's leading attractions, Arturo Gatti departed from this world at age 37...

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  23. Andre Agassi: The Forever Legend

    As Andre Agassi , one of tennis' most colorful, compelling and controversial figures, was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame earlier this month, it is perhaps the best time to examine the tennis icon's storied career...

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  24. Golden Sports: Andre Agassi Will Always Be Remembered

    On a glorious Saturday afternoon by the sea on Rhode Island, Newport County, tennis gave back to its hero a small token of its appreciation...

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  25. Golden Sports: Commercializing Kung Fu

    While fight fans in the western half of the world are enjoying the thrilling mixed martial arts (MMA) cage fighting, those in the eastern hemisphere are having their eyes focused on their Chinese equivalent - the Wushu Masters Association (WMA)...

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