China women's curling team defeated Sweden by 8 : 6 in 2009 World Women's Curling Championship in South Korea, winning the first-ever gold in the tournament. The team, skipped by 25-year-old Wang Bingyu, continued their 11 game winning streak in the final, knocking off Swedish player Anette Norberg, the Olympic champion in Turin. The women's curling team finished second in last years' World Championship. They are now expected to win gold at Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
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China's FA told media on Feb. 13 that CCTV, the country's main TV broadcaster, will continue to air Chinese Super League (CSL) in 2009, after a 3-match ban since the 28 round of the 2008 Season. In an interview with a Chinese sports journal last November , Jiang Heping, the head of CCTV's sports channel accused players of lacking "professional ethics", and decided to cut all reporting related with the league since then
The year of 2008 is by all means an extraordinary year for Chinese sports, not merely because the country's performance in the Beijing Olympics, there're actually so much more interesting things beyond that if we comb back closely, either about its sports administration and regime, or some government policies that may shape the sector in the future.
Beijing Youth Daily (北京青年报) yesterday published an impressive article about the future of China's professional football league. The General Administration of Sport of China (GASC) and the Chinese Football Association (CFA) are currently considering taking back the ownership of football clubs from companies to local sports bureaus, a move clearly trying to put Chinese football under its controversial juguo or whole-nation sports regime.
Today we noticed an interesting piece from Reuters via Universal Sports about Zou Shiming, China's first-ever Olympic boxing champion. From the article it seems the 27-year-old boxer is pretty determined to turn pro next year. "I want a professional golden belt for my country. I think I am capable," said the boxer, "The professional contests are easier and more attractive to watch."