2014 Beijing Marathon opens registration for foreign runners

The 2014 Beijing International Marathon has started registration process for foreign runners, organizers revealed in Beijing on Sunday. The organizers have adjusted the race events and slots allocation with the mini marathon event being cancelled in 2014. The full-race marathon will be open to 26,000 entrants and half marathon to 4000 entrants. According to the […]

IURR to be Held in Xinjin Scenic Satellite City

IURR to be Held in Xinjin Scenic Satellite City

From July 19th to 20th, the 5th Xinjin International Universities Rowing Regatta (IURR) will open at the Water Sports Center in Xinjin County in southern Chengdu. Sponsored by the Water Sports Administration Center at General Administration of Sport of China, Sports Bureau of Sichuan Province, Chengdu Municipal Government and organized by the government of Xijin […]

Chinese netizens well accept China’s Asian Cup qualifier draw

Chinese netizens well accept China’s Asian Cup qualifier draw

Chinese netizens considered their national soccer team’s 0-0 draw with Saudi Arabia “acceptable” in a Asian Cup qualifier on Tuesday night. Despite efforts from both sides, the Group C match ended with a goalless draw in Xi’an, Shanxi province, which left the home team on eight points behind leaders Saudi Arabia with 13. Iraq beat […]

Swimmer Sun Yang seeks breakthroughs at National Games

Swimmer Sun Yang seeks breakthroughs at National Games

China’s star swimmer Sun Yang arrived in Shenyang Sunday morning to take part in the 12th National Games. The distance freestyle specialist, who claimed the men’s 400m, 800m and 1,500m gold medals at the Barcelona World Championships, is seeking breakthroughs in short distance as he will compete for the title of the 100m freestyle. “It’s […]

Qinzhou City to host aquabike competition in October

The 2013 Asian Aquabike Qinzhou Open will be held in Qinzhou City in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region starting from October 24, according to Xu Gui, deputy mayor of Qinzhou. The five-day event will include obstacles races, speed races and aquabike exhibition competitions. Over 100 players from 15 Asian countries and regions will take […]

DPRK, U.S. basketball players conduct joint training

Visiting U.S. basketball players had a joint training in Pyongyang on Wednesday with sportsmen of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), marking the first public exchanges since the team set foot on the isolated country. National Basketball Association retiree Dennis Rodman, together with players from U.S. Harlem exhibition basketball team, exchanged match tactics, training […]

China strips Shenhua of 2003 league title, bans 33 people for life

The Chinese Football Association (CFA) on Monday stripped Shanghai Shenhua of the 2003 league title and banned 33 people for life, rounding off a three-year-long drive to clean up Chinese soccer. The Shanghai club, among the 12 clubs which received “disciplinary punishments” by the CFA on Monday afternoon, was fined 1 million yuan (160,000 US […]

Chinese soccer head to be changed

Wei Di, head of Chinese soccer’s governing body, will step down after three years in charge, said a senior official from General Sports Administration of China on Thursday. Wei, 58, is close to the age of retirement and the national teams at all level scored poor results during his charge, the official, who declined to […]

China-Russia Free Combat Match Kicks off in Changsha

China-Russia Free Combat Match Kicks off in Changsha

China-Russia Free Combat Match, the last international martial arts (Wushu) competition held in China in 2012, was kicked off in Changsha, Hunan on the evening of December 22. Chinese team made a clean sweep in seven duels and was crowned “The King of Kungfu”. (Free Combat: Sanda in Chinese, similar to Kickboxing or Muay Thai, […]

Beijing Marathon never rejects Japanese athletes, say organizers

Beijing International Marathon never refused Japanese athletes to participate, Chinese Athletic Association said. “Beijing Marathon has never refused Japanese marathon fans to participate. Beijing Marathon has been open to marathon fans from every country and region all over the world since its inauguration,” said the association’s deputy director Shen Chunde in a report published on […]

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