Week one of the 2016 Rio Olympics has come upon us and despite it not being the best of games like in previous periods, there has never been a dull moment. China, once again, has been showing that it is a force to be reckoned with as it has collected its fair share of medals and broken a couple of records along the way.
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Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton should be basking in the glory of winning the 2015 Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, but he has found himself in hot water for his actions at the awards ceremony as he celebrated by spraying champagne in the face of a hostess.
Mysterious Death of Former Jiangsu Dragons Coach Jason Rabedeaux Covered in ESPN the Magazine Feature Story
American basketball coach Jason Rabedeaux is someone that many Chinese basketball fans may not recall, but he did have a connection to the country as he coached the Jiangsu Dragons in the Chinese Basketball Association for a couple of season. The Illinois-born and Wisconsin-raised man had a promising coaching career ahead him, but tragedy would strike while he was on a coaching stint in Vietnam and he would pass away at just 49 years old. In a new edition of U.S. publication ESPN the Magazine, writer Wright Thompson covers the story surrounding the mysterious death of Rabedeaux who spent a long time trying to overcome personal problems.
We'd be remiss if not to report about China's latest sports reform measures. The message first sent out on Sept 3 on CCTV's most watched news show, the Xinwen Lianbo. To everyone's surprise, the show aired exactly four minutes and eleven seconds of a State Council meeting on China's industry of sports.
Brittney Griner in one of the most recognizable women's basketball players the game has ever seen, and standing at 2.03 meters tall (6-8) the Texas native does certainly stand out among a crowd of people.
While the former Baylor University star is contracted to play professionally in the United States with the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association, she has also taken the same route as many other women's basketball players by taking her game overseas to earn more money compared with what they receive in the U.S. league. Currently she is signed with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association.
Shanghai-based sports website HUPU was making headlines in the past month, but not for its sports coverage. Within two weeks, it was announced that they partnered with Liverpool FC to launch the football club’s first official Chinese site, and also with Agence France-Presse to launch a Chinese language sports service for Chinese audience..
Two men exchanged pleasantries via Weibo on Wednesday night, one complimenting the other on a job well done. So far, so normal, considering this is China's leading social networking site, with over 25o million registered accounts. Yet the big difference was who was doing it; Stephon Marbury, two-time NBA All-Star, now with the Beijing Ducks, was congratulating J.R. Smith, the former Denver Nugget, on playing his part in Zhejiang Golden Bulls' victory over Guangdong Leopards that night.
Aside from the Euroleague, the only other basketball anyone will possibly be watching this year is from the China Basketball Association as players and owners work feverishly to hammer out a deal to save the NBA season. With the start of the 2011-2012 season approaching there is a lot of anticipation an excitement.
It might be too early to call it "normal," but since Chinese investors went after the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers basketball squad in 2009, the latest news that a Chinese investment group is now looking to purchase Liverpool F.C. doesn't seem all that surprising. Except for the little issue over the fact that it is the China Investment Corporation, a state-owned company established in 2007 under the Ministry of Finance using 1.55 trillion RMB. The corporation is charged with managing part of the country's foreign reserves, and is one of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds.
A New Jersey congressman is demanding an official inquiry into Mikhail Prokhorov, the Russian billionaire who is about purchase the New Jersey Nets, for his apparent business dealings in Zimbabwe. The move threatens to crumble the $200 million USD deal and whether the team will ultimately be moving to Brookyln.