An article looking at the latest tennis duo from China, and how some of the world’s less-reported sports are producing China’s future athletic stars. For all of about five seconds, there was discussion about an “all Chinese” final in the Australian Open. The People’s Daily newspaper had already crowned Li Na and Zheng Jie — [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Vancouver 2010'
March 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Curling, Sports Regime
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 [...]
November 14th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Ice Hockey, Sports Regime
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 [...]