03.28.06

What’s New Today

Posted in General at 1:47 am by Nicole

New additions to the site as of March 28, 2006:

New page: “International Media Links.” This page will provide links to major sports media around the world.

New link: Shantou University student coverage of the 2005 World Table Tennis Championships in Shanghai. The site is currently partly in Chinese and partly in English; a full English-language site is in development and should be up later this spring.

Sport-specific updates:

SNOOKER: Reuters is reporting today on the longer-term effects of a match-fixing scandal in snooker, a sport heretofore known of almost exclusively in Britain that appears to be taking China by storm. CCTV-5 ran live coverage of the China Open from Beijing on Sunday afternoon, and if you’re a snooker fan you surely already know the name of China’s new superstar Ding Junhui. The Chinese teen made a huge splash by winning the China Open last year. According to the article, World Snooker’s only office outside Britain is in Beijing – a testament to the federation’s hopes that the sport will take off in Asia in the near future.

RACE WALKING: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world governing body for track and field, has posted a news story reporting that Chinese athlete Gadasu Alatan has won the men’s 50-kilometer race at the opening leg of the 2006 IAAF Race Walking Challenge in Mexico. The circuit continues in the coming weeks with races in Portugal, China, Italy and Spain. The Chinese leg of the circuit will be held on April 22 in Yangzhou. Read the story here.
~ Nicole

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