Today’s news

Posted in 2008 Olympics, Badminton, Basketball, Track and Field/Athletics, Winter Sports at 4:23 pm by Nicole

A smattering of news from around the China sports world today:


Yi’s exit leaves Chinese hoops floundering (Reuters, via Guardian Unlimited)

2008 Olympics

Track and Field: What are the Chinese medal prospects for Beijing? (IAAF.org)

China-born Li named top US athletics coach for guiding Lagat (AFP) [Editor's note: Bernard Lagat's double gold medal in the 1500 and 5000 meter races at this year's world championships were astonishing. Lagat called James Li, his coach, a "technical genius" for planning the strategy that allowed Lagat, a naturalized Kenyan-born American, to win two hot, humid, tactical races in the pressure of a world championship event. My personal sports highlight of the year.]

Adidas taps punch-bag art, Muhammad Ali to spread Olympic fever (Bloomberg.com)

China to host convention on sport science, August 1-5, 2008 (Xinhuanet)

Badminton: China on track for Olympics despite poor results – coach (Guardian UK)

Curling (yes, curling)

Chinese curling attracts younger crowd (China Daily)


Just the news today

Posted in 2008 Olympics, Sports Business, Tennis, Winter Sports at 9:53 am by Nicole

Lots of links, lots of news:

Tennis: WTA Tour to undertake significant China expansion (Bob Larson’s Tennis News)

Olympics: China counts down to glory (China Daily); Beijing 2008 – 500 days to go (Olympic.org); Beijing unveils Olympic medals (TVNZ New Zealand); Olympic sports roundup from the week (Boston Globe)

Snooker: Nation’s hopes rest on rising star (People’s Daily Online)

Sports Marketing: Sports product firm shoots for long-term goals (China Daily)


China competition results

Posted in Track and Field/Athletics, Winter Sports at 9:28 am by Nicole

Liu Xiang broke the Asian 60m hurdles record en route to winning the indoor meet in Karlsruhe, Germany yesterday. His winning time was 7.42 seconds.

Olympic gold medalist Wang Meng won the women’s 500m World Cup race in short track speedskating in Budapest yesterday.