04.02.07

It’s official

Posted in News at 8:57 am by Nicole

China Bowl postponed until 2009.

NFL calls off China exhibition game (SI.com via the Associated Press)

A link to all of the news stories on news.google.com about the China Bowl cancellation

The article linked below was published before the news of the China Bowl cancellation but offers a great perspective – with lots of detail – on how the NFL is starting to introduce American football into youth culture in mainland China. Trivial Pursuit tidbit: the Mandarin Chinese term for American football is 橄榄球, “ganlanqiu,” or “olive ball” – but beware, rugby is known by the same name in Chinese.

Finding footing on China’s playgrounds (Delaware Online, via the Associated Press)

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