A Whole Lotta Links

Posted in 2008 Olympics, News, Sports Business, Track and Field/Athletics at 10:12 am by Nicole

Titan Sports is China’s pre-eminent sports newspaper. In Beijing it’s available at every newsstand, and of course it’s been full of headlines about Liu Xiang’s world record and his return to Beijing late last week. The sports headlines over the last few days have been too numerous to count – below, a smattering of the best and most timely pieces I’ve seen since the end of last week.

People’s Daily Online: China cheers Liu Xiang as Superman returns

IAAF.org: Day 3 update from the Asian junior track and field championships – the world championships will be held in Beijing next month. Other news ahead of the worlds – Omar prepping for Beijing (Saipan Tribune); Jamaicans celebrate with junior CAC triumph (Jamaica Observer)

BBC.com: Scoring on China’s sports fields – sports marketing in China

ABC News (USA): U.S. ousts China in World Cup of Softball

The Standard (Hong Kong): Dirty Politics on Two Legs – a commentary on sports and corruption in China and abroad

Pacific Epoch: CityTV tackles Olympic media center

The Observer (London): Broadcasters at war over “mad” Olympic start times

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