China's 2014 World Cup hopes were nearly smashed after conceding a goal in the stoppage time, losing to Iraq 1-0 in a crucial game of the Asian zone qualifying round here on Friday.
In the world of sports, athletes, without exception, go through up and downs, on and off the court. While some excel at their field, receiving a standing ovation from the fans, others fail to meet expectations. China Daily's website takes a look back at both in China during last week.
China on Tuesday beat the Dominican Republic 3-1 (23-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-18) in the opening match of Round Two at the women's volleyball World Cup here in Hiroshima.
Powerhouses China faced off against hosts Japan on Sunday in the Japanese city of Hiroshima and clinched a victory over it in 5 sets on the third day of the 2011 FIVB Women's Volleyball World Cup.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has moved its Asia Pacific Headquarters from China to Singapore on Monday.
The 2011 CCTV Sports Personality of the Year event was launched on Thursday with more than 100 athletes nominated in a big candidates' pool.
A soccer official responded to the defeat of Chinese primary school soccer teams by their Russian peers by saying it indicated the country's poor development in amateur soccer.
Maria Sharapova's hopes of ending the year as world number one virtally evaporated on Wednesday when she was beaten 7-6 6-4 by China's Li Na at the WTA Championships.
China's problems with football started long before two small primary schools in Beijing naively played host to an elite Russian side.
What does the defeat really mean? And does the loss of two small school games against another country's sporting elite flag up a deeper problem with sport in China?
The 7th Chinese City Games came to an end on Tuesday, but the host city Nanchang, the capital city of east China's Jiangxi province, is looking to harvest more legacy than a mere bunch of world junior records or young talent.
The 7th Chinese City Games, the last multi-sport event in China before the 2012 London Olympics, concluded in Nanchang, East China's Jiangxi province on Tuesday.