06.12.06

News Headlines

Posted in 2008 Olympics, Football, Sports Business, Track and Field/Athletics at 3:24 pm by Nicole

Football:

Wistful fans wish China were there as World Cup kicks off (People’s Daily Online)

Goooooal-obalization! (Los Angeles Times – a great, informative look at the fight for China’s sports fans: Will it be NBA basketball or European football that wins the hearts and minds of the Chinese?)

China TV expects 10 billion to tune in for finals (Reuters UK)

All eyes on Germany for China’s illegal gamblers (Reuters India)

2008 Olympics:

Beijing Sacks Olympic Construction Head (Channel Nine News, Australia)

US and Chinese Olympic Committees sign Memorandum of Understanding (Associated Press, via the Olympian (WA); the Orange County (CA) Register also reported the story)

NBC wants morning swimming finals in 2008 (Globe and Mail; also reported by the China Daily with comments from Alan Thompson, Australia’s swimming coach, and the Sydney Morning Herald with more comments from Thompson. The SMH printed a second article today on the proposal questioning whether the decision would be in the athletes’ best interests.)

Track and Field: Canada wins against China in Harry Jerome Meet (Runners Web).

Sports Business: Puma confident about its prospects (TMCnet)

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