China, Saudis through in World Cup qualifying

2011-07-29 07:03:21

China and Saudi Arabia were among the teams to progress in Asia's World Cup qualifying on Thursday, as Singapore ousted neighbor Malaysia and crowd trouble forced the abandonment of Oman's game at Myanmar.

Zhao Jing crowned 'backstroke queen' at worlds

2011-07-27 09:54:25

China's 20-year-old Zhao Jing stole spotlight at the 14th FINA World Championships on Tuesday as the backstroke talent upset American favourite Natalia Coughlin and delivered a last-gasp victory in the women's 100m backstroke.

Top three the goal for China in London Games

2011-07-27 08:16:55

After dominating the 2008 Beijing Olympics with 51 gold medals in front of a raucous home crowd, China has introduced innovative training programs so it can continue that momentum at next year's London Olympic Games.

Li Ning donates to the IOC Olympic Museum

2011-07-27 08:16:55

A special ceremony to celebrate a donation by Li Ning Co Ltd to the IOC Olympic Museum was held on Tuesday in Lausanne, Switzerland, and marked the first time a Chinese sports goods company had made a contribution to the museum.

Host overcomes early setbacks to rout Laos

2011-07-24 06:05:17

China started its 2014 World Cup qualifiers in roller-coaster fashion by reversing a two-goal deficit for a 7-2 victory against minnow Laos.

China's Chen wins second diving gold at worlds

2011-07-22 10:34:15

China's Chen Ruolin won the women's 10 metres platform diving title at the world championships on Thursday after compatriot and close rival Hu Yudan's nerves got the better of her.

China's new pair claims 2nd diving gold at worlds

2011-07-18 10:43:41

The men's 10m platform synchronized title had been a concern for Chinese diving team leader Zhou Jihong before the Shanghai worlds, however, newly-paired Huo Liang and Qiu Bo proved there was nothing to be worried about.

Begging gymnast gets new grip on life

2011-07-18 07:50:18

Discovered begging in a Beijing subway station, Zhang Shangwu - a former champion gymnast turned thief - has been offered a wide choice of jobs and help, thanks to two days of extensive media coverage.

US divers confident in competing with China

2011-07-13 14:41:13

American diver David Boudia believes the US team can challenge China's stars for gold medals in the country's home pool at the upcoming world aquatic championships.

A changing game for soccer in China

2011-07-06 08:26:15

Former China soccer captain Hao Haidong was one of millions of children who were encouraged to play the sport by their families. As a child he could never have imagined that one day the game, that brought him fame and glory, would become a taboo subject in his homeland.

Official urges reform in soccer industry

2011-07-04 10:53:39

Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong Sunday called for reform and innovation efforts to create a system that will promote the healthy development and management of China's soccer industry.

500m yuan to boost Chinese soccer

2011-07-04 08:26:00

The Chinese Football Association (CFA) launched a huge salvage campaign to support a new youth development program.