Dan Washburn worked as a sports writer and columnist at a small newspaper in Georgia prior to his...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 7, 2012
As the eyes of the world bore hungrily into the London 2012 medal table, China Daily’s Wang Kaihao reports from the International Humanoid Robot Olympic Games in Harbin and talks to the competition’s executive...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 6, 2009
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...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 12, 2009
As a follow-up to reporting on the Olympics about questions over gymnasts’ true ages, it has now been reported that Guangdong Province has found that thousands of youth athletes have faked their ages in order to compete....
by Liu Yong | Jul 3, 2008
From New York Times: For the second time in less than a week, Chinese authorities announced that one of their Olympic athletes had tested positive for a banned substance and was subsequently barred from his sport for life. The...
by Liu Yong | Aug 26, 2007
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 […]
by Sophia Cao | Jul 14, 2007
From Telegraph.co.uk: 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 […]
by Liu Yong | Jun 2, 2007
From The New York Times: Liu Xiang approaches life the same way he does the hurdles. He says he takes each day as it comes, instead of letting his focus drift to what lies ahead. His philosophy has put him at odds with millions of his Chinese compatriots, who have been projecting Liu’s star turn […]
by Mo Ming | May 6, 2007
From LA Times: Guo Ping was just 9 when she started training as a marathon runner. By the time she was 16, she had gone pro, getting up at 4 in the morning and sometimes running 40 miles a day on feet so swollen she could barely squeeze them into her shoes. Although she harbored […]
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