Athletes set to compete for top awards

Updated: 2013-09-16 16:51

By Sun Xiaochen (

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China's top athletes are set to compete against each other again after the National Games, this time for the top awards.

The "CCTV Sports Personality of the Year" was launched during the National Games and athletes will compete against each other in 11 categories, including the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Coach of the Year.

The initial phase of the vote will be opened in late November. Almost 400 judges, including journalists, will select five candidates for each category.

The nomination list will be announced on Dec 12 and 150 final judges will decide the eventual winners in each category at a ceremony on Jan 11.

The awards will obviously take into account their work in track and field but will also acknowledge their lives and achievements outside of the stadiums.

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