China's Olympic champions believe the universal language of sport is a key to bridge communications for athletes as well as people of different countries and regions, as they continue their preparations for the Paris Olympic Games in 2024.
Yao Ming, president of the Chinese Basketball Association, unveiled the inductees to the Chinese Basketball Hall of Fame - Class of 2023 on Thursday, the country's top basketball honor, in Beijing, with the country's hoop legends such as Zhang Weiping and Olympic silver medalists from the 1992 Women's National Team making the list.
The internationalization of Chinese football youth training is very important, said Chinese Football Association (CFA) President Song Kai at a launch ceremony for the Bundesliga Dream project in Shanghai on Wednesday. "We are working on it by both introducing international youth football coaches to China, and sending young athletes and coaches to learn and train abroad, including in Germany," Song told the Global Times.
South Korean soccer star Son Heung-min's goal celebration in their 3-0 away win over China on Tuesday aroused controversy on Chinese social media.
Chinese speed skaters made some breakthroughs at the speed skating World Cup in Beijing over the weekend, as they totaled two silver and four bronze medals in the three-day competition.
Cheng Cheung Hung, a sprinter from Hong Kong, China, says Asia's fastest man Su Bingtian is his hero, who encouraged him to work hard to step on the world stage one day.
The head coach of China's speed skating team said that she has been trying to instill a champion mentality among the young athletes, as the team held an open training session at the Capital Skating Oval in Beijing on Monday.
Chinese figure skater Liu Xinyu decides to withdraw from the Cup of China ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating due to a Mycoplasma pneumonia (MP) infection.
Tan Lingling's motto is to never give up on dreams and her first professional win at the Zhangjiagang Shuangshan Challenge proved it on Friday.
China's figure skating team set their sights on competing in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final on home ice as the skating pairs had an open training session on Thursday at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing.
Veteran Shanghai soccer coach Xu Genbao on Monday has called for his former students with club Shanghai Port, which was crowned as the Chinese Super League (CSL) champions a day earlier, to focus on propelling Chinese soccer onto the global stage. The veteran sextet also paid tribute to the legendary coach.
Some 30,000 runners competed in the Beijing Marathon in the early morning of Sunday, starting at the Tian'anmen Square in downtown Beijing.
The Chinese women's national soccer team is gearing up to face their Asian opponents in the second-stage qualifiers for the Paris Olympics.
Chinese paddler Xie Maosan claimed the first gold medal of the Hangzhou Asian Para Games in East China's Zhejiang Province as the Chinese delegation pulled off strong performances to dominate the medal table on the opening day.
Amateurs proved prominent during the opening round of the Mitsubishi Electric FA Golf Open in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province, on Thursday. Hong Kong SAR's Alexander Yang and Chongqing's Zhou Yanhan each carded a six-under 66 to share the early lead with veteran Yuan Tian.
The Hangzhou Asian Para Games unfolded with a heartwarming opening ceremony that showcased the spirit of "optimism, harmony, perseverance and sharing" in East China's Zhejiang Province on Sunday.
At the recent 2023 Dalian International Marathon that was recently held in Dalian Northeast China's Liaoning Province, an atypical yet dangerous scene took place when a random pickup truck accidentally ran onto the competition's racetrack.
32-year-old Portuguese golfer Ricardo Gouveia won his seventh Challenge Tour tournament at the Hainan Open in South China's Hainan Province on Monday after four days of competition.
Former Liaoning sports official Song Kai was elected as president of the Chinese Football Association (CFA) at the organization's membership national conference on Monday. Soccer fans have pinned their hopes on Song to revitalize Chinese soccer following the start of an ongoing anti-graft campaign since November 2022 that has seen more than a dozen soccer-related officials investigated.
It was an arduous journey to win the 200th gold medal for the Chinese delegation at the Hangzhou Asian Games and the victory of special significance, Chinese chess grand master told the Global Times upon his arrival to Beijing on Monday evening.
China's tennis ace Zhang Zhizhen looks like he will make more history in his hometown Shanghai as he eyes to progress to the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters. If he succeeds, he will become the first Chinese player to reach the stage in the history of the ATP Masters event.
As the Hangzhou Asian Games came to an end on Sunday, China secured the team gold medal in artistic swimming after ranking first in the team free routine, securing China's place at the top of the medal tally with a record 201 golds.
China once again dominated the Asian Games by bagging 201 gold, 111 silver and 71 bronze medals in Hangzhou, surpassing its record of 199 gold medals in 2010. But the harvest in Hangzhou goes beyond winning medals.
The Chinese women's volleyball team edged out arch-rival Japan with a 3-0 victory in the women's volleyball final at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, on October 7 night. The win is their highest-profile international title since 2019. Later, on the night of October 7, Chinese Xiangqi player Zheng Weitong defeated compatriot Zhao Xinxin in the Xiangqi final to win the delegation's 200th gold, setting a new record at the Asian Games for Team China.
On October 7, the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, held the first men's and women's breaking events in the history of the Games. After three rounds of intense competition, 17-year-old Chinese breakdancer Liu Qingyi defeated Japan's Yuasa Ami with a score of 2-1 to win the breaking women's gold medal and directly qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. In the men's gold medal battle, Japanese dancer Nakarai Shigeyuki defeated South Korea's Kim Hongyul 2-1. China's Qi Xiangyu won the event's bronze medal.
China's Generation Z skateboarders have rocked the Asian Games like no one had imagined - bagging three of four gold medals of the discipline. It was not only just about the medals, but also about the energy, vitality and the uniqueness they inject into the Games.
As the match point arrived, the stadium with nearly 6000 seats sat in silence. When the last ball landed, accompanied by a tsunami of cheers from the crowd, celebrating with fist pumps, shouts, and embraces, raising the Five-Star Red Flags to show their sincere gratitude to the audience and the country they beloved.
China successfully defended its title in women's basketball on Thursday, securing a thrilling 74-72 victory against arch-rival Japan at the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou. The game captured the hearts of Chinese fans, igniting an online sensation as many praised the indomitable spirit displayed by the basketball players.
The Hangzhou Asian Games were one of the coolest and most beautiful competitions he had ever participated in, Kuwaiti shooter Abdullah Alrashidi said.
After disqualification in the 100m hurdles final sparked widespread discussion, Chinese national team athlete Wu Yanni posted an apology on Monday, expressing respect for the referee's final decision, and a determination to face failure and start over.
Zou Jingyuan, the Tokyo Olympic champion five-time world champion, defended his titles in the men's team and men's parallel bars events at the Hangzhou Asian Games. The 25-year-old Chinese gymnastics ace talked about his physical condition and mindset, as well as his goals for next year's Olympics in Paris in an exclusive interview with the Global Times. He said he has felt less pressure for Paris after claiming the gold medals.
In a grueling battle on Saturday that lasted nearly two hours, China's Zhang Zhizhen,top seed of the 19th Asian Games held in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, emerged victorious with a score of 6-4, 7-6(7) against Japanese Yosuke Watanuki, capturing China's first men's singles gold medal in nearly three decades.
Local favorite Zhang Zhizhen beat Japan's Yosuke Watanuki 6-4, 7-6(7) at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Saturday to capture China's first men's singles gold medal in nearly three decades.
Team China suffered a defeat against the top-ranked South Korean team with a score of 27-30 in women's épée team semifinal of the fencing event at the 19th Asian Games held in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, on Wednesday. Despite only collecting a bronze medal, Olympic champion Sun Yiwen, a 31-year-old veteran, wasn't discouraged.
Team China's record of youngest champion in the Asian Games has been rewritten in less than two days. On Wednesday, 13-year-old skateboarder Cui Chenxi clinched a gold in women's street final, taking the title away from 15-year-old Chen Ye, who was just crowned in men's park on Monday.
Fifteen-year-old Chen Ye has become the youngest Chinese champion in the history of the Asian Games after winning the skateboarding park men's finals in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, on Monday, which is also the first gold medal for the Chinese team in the world championships for skateboarding.
Table tennis was among the major highlights of the third matchday of the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games, with the uplifted home audience witnessing both China's men's and women's team win their events.
Currently, a great sporting event that is distinctly Chinese, uniquely Asian, and very spectacular is being staged in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang Province.
Both competing in the last subdivision of the day, the men's team and the women's team of artistic gymnastics of Team China gave their home crowd performances worth waiting, both bagging gold medals.
The emerging younger generation of Chinese swimmers have contributed massively to China's swimming dominance at the Asian Games, as the national swimming team brought their gold medal tally on Monday to 11.
Chinese tennis players got off to a strong start at the ongoing Hangzhou Asian Games as four participants in the women's and men's singles progressed to the third round on Monday.
The Chinese delegation made an impressive start on the first day of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, on Sunday, clinching an astounding 20 gold medals across various sports, including rowing, shooting, wushu and swimming.
The Chinese duo Zou Jiaqi and Qiu Xiuping bagged the first gold medal of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou in the women's lightweight double sculls. The pair shared their proud feelings of winning in the hometown and their top goals for the Paris Olympics 2024.
A youth soccer invitation tournament is set to kick off in early October in East China's Fujian Province, attracting top youth soccer club teams from Germany, the Netherlands, Argentina, and Serbia, as well as top teams within the same bracket from China. During the competition, a forum focused on professional talent development in youth soccer training will also be held.
Raja Randhir Singh, Acting President of the Olympics Committee of Asia, told the Global Times during a news conference on Sunday that he is extremely impressed by the Hangzhou Asian Games, especially with the opening ceremony, the coordination between the OCA and the organizers, and in a clever gadget - contactless ID cards.
Team China bagged the first gold medal of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou in the women's lightweight double sculls at Fuyang Water Sports Centre on Sunday, in less than 10 minutes after the start of the first match day.
China wins Hangzhou Asian Games opening gold in rowing
Despite formidable competition from Japan, Bahrain, and India, China remains poised to top the medal table in athletics at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
It was close to midnight Beijing time. In Taipan village, a small mountain village in Guizhou Province in Southwest China, a basketball game was underway. Tens of thousands of spectators filled the court, and every time when points were scored, the sidelines rang with cheers and the banging of pots and pans. Incredibly, millions of netizens watched the game on their cell phones.
Criticism of China's national men's soccer team is raging again after recent disappointing matches, and the debate continues about how to find the right track for the development of soccer in China.
Argentina's Ambassador to China, Sabino Vaca Narvaja is hoping for increased cooperation between Argentina and China, with a focus on exploring opportunities in sports to enhance bilateral trade.
China's golfing prodigy Yin Ruoning has climbed to the top of the leader board as the world No.1 in ladies' professional golf on Sunday after finishing third at the LPGA Queen City Championship.
Chinese golfer Li Linqiang finally won his third championship trophy at the Guotai Cup Men's Professional Match Play on Sunday after four days of fierce competition in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan Province.
The Chinese national football team scored a disappointing 1-1 draw to Malaysia during a home match on Saturday, as fans continued to express their dissatisfaction at the lackluster performance well into Sunday.
The torch relay for the 19th Asian Games kicked off near the iconic West Lake in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province on Friday.
China's mixed martial arts (MMA) athlete Zhang Weili has once again proven that she's the best women's MMA strawweight fighter in the world with a unanimous decision win over Amanda Lemos in the co-main event at the UFC 292 on August 20.
The Hangzhou Asian Games torch relay will kick off on Friday near the iconic West Lake, officials said at a press conference on Wednesday at the Main Media Center.
In the geneAt the entrance of the Sanhe town primary school in Shizhu Tujia Autonomous County, in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, stands a larger-than-life soccer ball. Inscribed on the wall of the school are some Chinese characters that can be translated as "Play soccer for a better future."
Rising star Zheng Qinwen became the youngest female from the Chinese mainland to make it into the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event as she advanced to the last eight at the US Open Monday night.
Thailand's Kusma Meechai won her first tournament in a decade on Friday with a score of 68, defeating compatriot Pakin Kawinpakorn in a second-hole playoff to win the CTBC Ladies Classic, a China LPGA Tour event in East China's Jiangsu Province.
With a shocking 75-96 loss to the host nation, the Philippines in the FIBA Basketball World Cup on Saturdays, team China failed to qualify for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics, to the despair of the country's of die-hard basketball fans and netizens who regard this dismal performance as the "deepest humiliation."
Racing back-to-back in an intensive competition schedule often creates extreme fatigue for athletes, but several Chinese track and field stars are shrugging off this issue.
Chinese players have accomplished one upset after another at the ongoing US Open.
Team China found itself in a perilous position after an 89-69 defeat to South Sudan in the second round FIBA World Cup Group B game, despite China's first naturalized player Li Kai'er's 22 points leading China's box score, a sharp bounce-back from his scoreless debut.
Chinese golfer Li Linqiang triumphed in the final of the Guotai Cup Men's Professional Match Play on August 26, while Thailand's Dussavi Soopimjit claimed her title in the women's match in Guiyang, Southwest China's Guizhou Province.
"I love adversity. Stay tuned." China's first naturalized basketball player Li Kai'er, who made a scoreless debut for Team China at the FIBA World Cup on Saturday night in Manila, posted the two lines, coupled with a Chinese national flag icon and heart emojis, on social media on Sunday morning.
In the men's Sanda 60kg final of the Wushu event at the Chengdu World University Games in August, China's Ma Yigu overwhelmed Indonesia's Nada Guitara with a blast of rapid kicks winning 2-0 and claiming his first gold in an international multi-sports event.
China's men's basketball team looks to secure a berth at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games at the basketball World Cup. Tipping off on Friday in the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia, this is the first time the global showpiece will be hosted by multiple nations.
China's women's ice hockey team were off to a strong start at the ongoing world championship held in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, raising their hopes of heading to the top division.
The ice hockey competitions at the National Winter Games, though rarely held in the summer, concluded in early August in Hulun Buir, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, as the spotlight surprisingly fell on teams from southern China.
The Chengdu FISU World University Games concluded on Tuesday as the hosts, the Chinese delegation, finished with 103 gold, 40 silver and 35 bronze medals to sit at the top of the medal table, setting a new record for the best results for China at a FISU Games.
The Chinese university badminton team, facing strong pressure from the Chinese Tapei team, maintained their lead in the sport at the FISU Games on Monday, as they totaled four gold, three silver and one bronze medal in badminton.
China's university swimming team concluded their seven-day FISU Games campaign on a high note on Monday as they tallied 18 gold and two bronze medals to sit atop the leader board in swimming.
China's Guo Hanyu won the women's singles tennis gold medal at the FISU Games on Sunday by making a comeback victory over Chinese Taipei player Yang Ya-yi 2-6, 6-1,6-1
Team China won the championship in the women's basketball match of the 31st FISU World University Games in Chengdu after defeating the Japanese team in a thrilling final game on Saturday evening.
Hong Kong, China's Olympic fencing gold medalist Cheung Ka-long shone at the Chengdu FISU Games on Friday. Putting on a wonderful and steady performance, Cheung triumphed over France's Loisel Pierre with a score of 15-12, winning the gold medal in the men's foil individual bout.
Star hurdler Wu Yanni finished her FISU Games campaign with a sensational 12.76 seconds in the women's 100 meters hurdles, winning a silver medal for China.
The Chengdu Universiade, running from July 28 to August 8, will feature 269 events across 18 sports. In addition to 15 mandatory sports, it also includes three optional sports -- rowing, shooting, and Wushu.
The world's elite track and field competition is returning to China.
“The audience here in Chengdu is incredibly enthusiastic, and I deeply enjoyed the game. Every time we scored or made a good defensive play, the audience gave us big rounds of applause and cheers,” basketball player Yu Ai-Che from the Chinese Taipei team told the Global Times on Monday evening after the competition against the Chinese team at the 31st FISU World University Games in Chengdu.
What does it feel like to dive deep 100 meters under the surface of the ocean with one breath? “The hydrostatic pressure will be 11 times than that a person feels on the ground,” Xu Tongtong, Chinese freediver and the country's record breaker, described to Global Times in a recent interview.
The Chinese delegation established a strong presence at the Chengdu Universiade over the weekend, as they bagged nine gold medals on Sunday, Day 2 of the tournament, allowing China to take the top spot on the medal table with a total of 13 golds.
While the world still remembers the big snow flower from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, the Golden Sun Bird, logo of China Culture Heritage which symbolizes light, strength and hope, hovering over the main stadium of Dong'an Lake Sports Park at the opening ceremony of the FISU World University Games once again amazed a global audience.
China's breaststroke specialist Qin Haiyang continued his impressive momentum at the world aquatics championships in Fukuoka, Japan, on Tuesday, as he set a new Asian record of 26.20 seconds in the men's 50 meters breaststroke semifinal.
"I am so happy to announce that I will be representing China at the World Cup. I'm really proud and honored to wear the Team China jersey," Minnesota Timberwolves forward/guard Kyle Anderson, also known by his Chinese name Li Kai'er, said in a video on Chinese social media Monday after he officially obtained Chinese nationality.
After overcoming several disappointments and obstacles, China's 20-year-old tennis prodigy Zheng Qinwen has finally made a spectacular breakthrough in her embryonic career by winning her first-ever Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles championship.
Two more officials from the Chinese Football Association (CFA) have been placed under investigation for severe disciplinary violations, bringing the total number of CFA officials under investigation to 13 since November, 2022, amid China's intense efforts to crack down on corruption in football.
We believe in China's women's national soccer team not for their past achievements but for the mental strength they exhibit at each and every game, especially at crucial moments.
China dominated in the diving event at the Fukuoka World Aquatics Championships despite losing in the last event on Saturday, as Chinese divers claimed a total of 12 out of 13 gold medals at this year's worlds diving.
The opening ceremony of the 31st World University Games will be held on July 28 at the Dong'an Lake Sports Park Stadium in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province. While the stadium itself will not be hosting any matches or events other than the opening ceremony, the Dong'an Lake Sports Park is still one of the main sites for the Games, with artistic gymnastics and swimming events to be held there.
A tenacious Sichuan women's ice hockey team gave title favorites Beijing a tough test in the women's ice hockey competition at the National Winter Games on Friday, with the game eventually decided in a shootout.
Ice hockey competitions for the 2024 Chinese National Winter Games kicked off on Thursday in Hulun Buir in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, with Team Guangdong, debutants at the National Winter Games, aiming for the gold medal.
Three naturalized short track speed skaters stole the spotlight at an opening training session of the Chinese national short track team on Tuesday, as a 27-athlete national team training camp is underway.
China's men's national volleyball team were relegated from the FIVB volleyball Nations League after a disappointing run in the league's preliminary phase, raising questions about the future of the men's national team.
NBA superstars used to visit China during their season break, connecting avid basketball fans who are thousands miles away from North America. After the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to such activities, Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks led the list of NBA players resuming trips to the world's most populous country where basketball remains highly popular.
Shannon Tan created history by becoming the first Singaporean amateur to win the inaugural Singapore Ladies Masters on the China Ladies Professional Golf Association (CLPGA) Tour on Saturday.
Chinese golfer Sui Xiang set the pace early in the Singapore Ladies Masters on Thursday by carding a flawless six-under-par 66 to grab the first round lead.
China's basketball governing body, the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), will make qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games its top priority for 2023, according to the association's general assembly held on Tuesday in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province.
Deputies from Asia's 45 national and regional Paralympic committees are being brought up to speed with the policies and procedures for the Hangzhou Asian Para Games at the ongoing delegation meeting held in Hangzhou from Sunday to Thursday.
On June 25, Yin Ruoning wrote herself into China's sports history as she clinched the Women's Professional Golf Association (PGA) Championship in New Jersey, the US, making her the second woman from the Chinese mainland to win a major golf title after Feng Shanshan.
Zeng Liqi from East China's Jiangxi Province swept the Guangdong Women's Open in Zhuhai by a three-stroke margin on Friday, claiming her fourth China LPGA Tour title.
China lifted its first Women's Basketball Asia Cup since 2011 after fighting back to earn an epic 73-71 victory over arch-rivals Japan on Sunday, ending the five-time reigning champions' stranglehold on the Asian title.