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Wang Meng’s Expulsion Puts the Short Track Speed Skating Team in a Spotlight They Would Prefer not be In

At the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, short track speed skater Wang Meng became the talk of the sports world after claiming her third gold medal in the women’s 1,000 meter event. Like fellow gold medalists Yang Yang, who was the first Chinese athlete to win a gold medal at the 2002 winter games in Salt Lake City, Wang became the face of China’s winter sports program. This also gave the Heilongjiang native the status as the country's most decorated Winter Olympics athlete. To top off her accomplishments over the last year, Wang was awarded the Female Athlete of the Year award at the 2010 CCTV Sports Personality Awards ceremony.

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On Zhou Yang And Who To Thank

The whole who-to-thank saga revolving Olympic gold-medalist skater Zhou Yang and her family went a little crazy last friday, as Zhou's mother found herself besieged by questions beyond any stretch of her imagination. From Youku Buzz:

In this candid record provided by one Youku Paike, Zhou’s mother was surrounded by media reporters, pushing for explanations on why her daughter only thought about parents but not THE country. (Youku Paike’s camera was fixed on Zhou’s parents, and only recorded surrounding reporters’ voices.)

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Ice skating in Beijing

1DmkIV and 7D on Ice – Winter fun on Beijing’s Houhai lake from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

Another wonderful video from Dan Chung, award-winning photojournalist at The Guardian‘s Beijing bureau.  This reminds me a lot of my childhood. :-)  Go here to read about Beijing’s winter sports in the old days.