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NFL Cancels China Bowl, Again

This is actually the second cancellation of the NFL China game this year. The 2008 game, which scheduled for August 9 between New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, was called off by NFL this April, with the reason that they wanted to concentrate their "global resources" on next October's regular season game in London.

NFL China has been concentrating on developing grassroots fans in local colleges by staging various events and also marketing themselves on TV and the Internet. Chinese fans can now watch games on CCTV and Shanghai TV, and a live game is also available once a week on Sina.com, a major Chinese web portal.

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China May Juguo Its Professional Football League, Well, Not That Professional

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.

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Chinese Women’s Ice Hockey Team Walking On Thin Ice

Chinese Women's Hockey Team continued their winning streak by beating Japanese Team 2-0 in Shanghai, securing themselves a shot of playing in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics after three straight wins over Norway, Czech Republic and Japan. Ranked 8th in the world, the team consists of 19 players all coming from Harbin, the capital of China's northeastern Heilongjiang Province which is also known as "ice city" for its long and cold winter.

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Will Zou Shiming Be Set Free to Go Into Pro Boxing?

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."

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The Battle Between Fenglu Club And The Chinese Basketball Association

Guangdong Fenglu Aluminum Basketball Club (Fenglu, 广东凤铝铝业男子篮球俱乐部), founded in November 2006 by Guangdong Fenglu Aluminium Co.,Ltd, yesterday on November 2 made a statement about the club's decision to quit Chinese Basketball Association(CBA, 中国篮球协会), governing body of Chinese basketball which is also the name of China's premier professional basketball league. Below are some excerpts from the club's statement...

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China to Restart Its Badminton League in 2009

Chinese Badminton Association once formed a league back in 1999, which went down in 2003 due to a failure of generating profits. Aside from international matches organized by Badminton World Federation, local players in China nationwide now can only play in two tournaments organized annually by the association: National Champions Tournament and National Tournament, which is, no doubt, far from good for the development of young talents.

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