A Revolution in Thinking for Chinese Athlete

The Los Angeles Times profiles professional athlete turned anti-CCP activist Kai Chen: For years Kai Chen enjoyed the good life of a professional basketball player in China, playing on the national team and traveling around the...

China Calls Up Its First Black Athlete

Volleyball player Ding Hui (丁慧) is attracting much attention for being China’s first prominent black athlete. From Telegraph: Ding Hui, who is affectionately nicknamed Xiao Hei, or Little Black, by his team mates, was...

Winners Cannot Quit China’s Medal Factory

From International Herald Tribune: As a reward for winning an Olympic gold medal in flatwater canoeing four years ago, Yang Wenjun — the son of peasant rice farmers — was handed the deed to a three-bedroom apartment here in a...

China Presses Injured Athletes in Quest for Gold

From The New York Times: When China’s champion 10-meter platform diver suffered a detached retina while training, a year after winning a gold medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics, family members and fans speculated about the...

China’s Sports School: Crazy for Gold

From Time: A year ago, a slender girl called Cloud had no idea she would dedicate her life to lifting disks of iron above her head. Then a stranger came to her remote village in eastern China’s Shandong province, took...

China Promises Life Bans for Drugs Cheats

From The Times: While China’s massive investment in improving its elite athletics looks like foundering against a backdrop of poor coaching and dwindling optimism, the country once damned with allegations about doping has...

China ‘To Top Games Medal Table’

In China, people have long regarded the achievement of Olympic gold medal as a national honor. This Summer, it appears they may beat the U.S. to top the Olympics’ gold count. From BBC News: China is being tipped to end the...

Will the 2008 Olympics be a Nightmare for China’s Athletes? – Joshua Kurlantzick

From The New Republic: … China’s athletes, brought up in a disciplined system, probably never were the life of any Games. But the 2008 Olympics could be particularly brutal for them. Many athletes seem to benefit from local support–in Sydney, Australian athletes, loving the home crowd, turned in a staggering medal haul. But Australian politicians […]

Liu Xiang’s Great Leap Forward for China – Sue Mott

From He is huge in China. His shy-smiling face is splashed across billboards all over Shanghai, multi-storey buildings high. He causes near-riots among his 1.2 billion fans for merely stepping out in public. He is a sports star of global renown, the only Chinese to win an Olympic gold medal in athletics, the reigning […]

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