Taiwan readies for 2012 London Olympics

Taiwan readies for 2012 London Olympics

Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou said July 19 that Taiwan’s athletes are fully prepared for the Summer Olympic Games in London and will honor Taiwan and themselves with best-ever performances. “Sporting achievement is part of national competitiveness,” Ma said. “The London games will be a great chance for our athletes to display their wares while promoting […]

Sports Industry in China Part III: A Win-win Game

Sports Industry in China Part III: A Win-win Game

At the height of China’s post-Olympic glory, the portal to the “gold mine” of the nation’s sports resources is poised to be unlocked. Author’s Note: China’s sports industry, an untapped gold mine with immense potential business opportunities has, over the years, caught the eyes of many, mostly inside Chinese sports officials and outside gold rushers. […]

Sports Industry in China Part II: Transforming the Regime

Sports Industry in China Part II: Transforming the Regime

At the height of China’s post-Olympic glory, the portal to the “gold mine” of the nation’s sports resources is poised to be unlocked. Author’s Note: China’s sports industry, an untapped gold mine with immense potential business opportunities has, over the years, caught the eyes of many, mostly inside Chinese sports officials and outside gold rushers. […]

Sports Industry in China Part I: Tapping the Goldmine

Sports Industry in China Part I: Tapping the Goldmine

At the height of China’s post-Olympic glory, the portal to the “gold mine” of the nation’s sports resources is poised to be unlocked. Author’s Note: China’s sports industry, an untapped gold mine with immense potential business opportunities has, over the years, caught the eyes of many, mostly inside Chinese sports officials and outside gold rushers. […]

Chinese Dragon Boat Open held in Yongchuan, Chongqing

Chinese Dragon Boat Open held in Yongchuan, Chongqing

June 5, Chinese Dragon Boat Open (Yongchuan station) started in Songgai town of Yongchuan district (永川区松溉古镇), 12 teams from Guangdong, Hong Kong competed in Yangtze river. The competition is divided into three groups: Dragon Boat 200 meters, 300 meters and 500 meters straight racing. It is learned that the Chinese Dragon Boat Open (Yongchuan Station) […]

Member of national paragliding team died in training

Member of national paragliding team died in training

Yang Xiaoqiang (杨小强), a 20-year sportsman of national paragliding team died in training on June 4th. The accident happened at 13:00 in the training base of Fuyang city when Mr.Yang dived from the height of 100 metres. Mr.Yang was born in Yidu, Hubei. He won silver medal in the 6th World Paragliding Accuracy Championship in […]

Shenyang Green Island Sports Center has been demolished

Shenyang Green Island Sports Center has been demolished

June 3, Shenyang Green Island Sports Center (沈阳绿岛体育中心) was demolished by explosion. The Shenyang Green Island Sports Center once was the largest indoor soccer field in Asia, it was designed to accommodate 33,000 spectators. The construction costs about 800 million yuan while its service life only lasted less than 10 years. The explosion project costs […]

Liu Xiang wins Eugene 110m hurdles

Liu Xiang wins Eugene 110m hurdles

China’s star hurdler Liu Xiang clocked his first sub-13 second result since 2007 at the 2012 Diamond League’s Shanghai stop on Saturday. And now has won the men’s 110-meter hurdles during the Eugene Diamond league meet. Liu Xiang clocked a time of 12’87”. He bested 3 other top competitors, all from America – US record-holder […]

China’s Li Na to run torch relay

Defending French Open champion Li Na will run the Olympic torch relay on July 25. Li, China’s first-ever Grand Slam champion, was chosen by Samsung, one of three main sponsors of the Olympic torch relay. Chinese movie star Li Bingbing will also be one of seven Samsung’s torch bearers. She will run the relay on […]