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Village Games in Guizhou encourage mass participation in sports

A rural sports carnival recently held in Rongjiang county, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, has once again put the city under the spotlight, showcasing its down-to-earth nature and its positive impact in promoting mass participation in sports.

  • China reclaims championship in women's youth volleyball after eight years

    With a 3-2 victory defeating the reigning champion Japan, the Chinese women's U20 volleyball team won the Women's Asian U20 Volleyball Championship on Tuesday in Jiangmen, South China's Guangdong Province, reclaiming the title after eight years.

    By Sun Lang | 2024/7/10 17:54:08
  • Scola optimistic about China's basketball potential, advocates for overseas play

    While acknowledging the challenges players face when moving abroad, Argentine basketball star Luis Scola insisted that playing overseas will benefit basketball players more.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/7/7 22:24:41
  • CFA appoints 41 social soccer supervisors for healthy development

    To strengthen the supervision and management of soccer activities, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) has appointed 41 individuals as social soccer supervisors, an initiative that aims to enhance transparency and promote healthy development of the soccer industry.

    By Li Jiang | 2024/7/3 22:14:28
  • Chinese courier runs into Paris Olympics, a first in history

    While Chinese couriers rush to deliver the packages after the June 18 mid-year shopping festival, one from Beijing has also set his sights on the Paris 2024 Olympics.

    By Li Yuche and Wu Jie | 2024/7/3 21:24:37
  • Rising star Cui Yongxi deserves credit for pushing for dream amid low point for Chinese basketball

    Despite going undrafted in the NBA Draft after meticulously preparing for months, the determination of 21-year-old Chinese player Cui Yongxi to compete in the NBA exemplifies his commitment to reaching the pinnacle of basketball.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/6/30 23:12:45
  • Zhang Zhizhen becomes Chinese mainland's first seeded male player at Wimbledon

    Chinese tennis ace Zhang Zhizhen will make history as the first man from the Chinese mainland to participate in a Grand Slam tournament as a seeded player when the 137th Wimbledon Championships begin on July 1.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/6/27 22:41:30
  • China unveils medal ceremony uniform for Paris Olympics

    The Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) unveiled the official medal ceremony uniform for the Chinese delegation at the Paris Olympic Games on Tuesday in Beijing, with elements of the Chinese zodiac dragon used in the decoration.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/6/26 1:30:46
  • China's triathlon athlete Miao Hao leading Asia's charge

    Few people had foreseen a Chinese athlete could finish in the top three in an Ironman Triathlon European Championship. However, 36-year-old Miao Hao has proved it is possible.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/6/25 21:27:15
  • Community spirit shines at Cave Basketball Carnival in Guizhou

    Bathed in the lush greenery of midsummer and the lingering morning mist, the unique cave basketball court in Xinchun village, Nayong, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, became the epicenter of excitement on Sunday, as villagers gathered to witness and participate in the much-anticipated Cave Basketball Carnival in a local Karst cave.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/25 0:33:46
  • UEFA European Championship already offering highlights for Chinese fans

    In the first round of Group C matches at the 2024 UEFA European Championship on Monday, Denmark drew 1-1 with Slovenia. The most touching part of the game for fans was when Christian Eriksen, three years on from suffering a cardiac arrest in the last European Championship, scored a crucial goal for Denmark.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/19 2:11:56
  • 17-year-old Pang Runzhi wins Singapore Ladies Masters

    China's Pang Runzhi, 17, won the Singapore Ladies Masters by a single shot over compatriot Cai Danlin, becoming the first Chinese female golfer to win in Singapore. This was also the only tournament in China's premier women's golf circuit held outside the country in the 2024 season.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/17 3:36:47
  • China's men's national 3x3 basketball team gears up for Paris Olympics

    On Friday afternoon, China's men's national 3x3 basketball team conducted its first open media session of the year during their training camp for the Paris Olympic Games. Head coach Wang Zhanyu underscored the urgency of preparing effectively for the upcoming games in Paris.

    By Jiang Li | 2024/6/15 1:58:37
  • Remembering Jerry West, 'Logo' of NBA

    NBA legend Jerry West passed away on Wednesday at the age of 86. Widely recognized as the silhouette in the NBA's official logo, West earned the nickname "The Logo." He was a legendary player for the Los Angeles Lakers and had connections with China and Yao Ming.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/14 0:19:37
  • Trusting youth over short-term fixes: a solution for Chinese soccer

    Chinese soccer's path forward lies in recognizing and learning from its past mistakes. An overreliance on experienced veterans and naturalized players has only provided temporary relief without addressing underlying issues.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/6/13 21:12:38
  • Chinese fans thank Singaporean goalie, call for visits to his food stall

    Chinese soccer fans have taken to social media to express their heartfelt gratitude to Singapore and its goalkeeper for their efforts to prevent Thailand's landslide victory, and for keeping China's World Cup hopes alive by the narrowest of margins on Tuesday.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/6/12 13:49:24
  • Chinese golfer gets maiden win in Zhuhai playoff as birthday present

    Chinese golfer Cao Xinyu had a memorable 18th birthday celebration on Friday as the rookie pro defeated amateur Liu Yujie in a second-hole playoff to win her maiden China LPGA Tour title in a wet and wild finale to the Golf Liquor Guangdong Women's Open.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/10 23:54:27
  • Number of young golf players steadily increases in China

    The number of young athletes participating in golf in China has been steadily increasing in recent years, according to the first official national youth golf development report released by the China Golf Association (CGA) during the Dragon Boat Festival.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/6/10 17:08:52
  • China's World Cup hopes hanging by a thread after home draw with Thailand

    China's hopes of qualifying for the 2026 FIFA World Cup are hanging by a thread, as the national soccer team was held to a 1-1 draw against Thailand, despite playing at home in Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning Province.

    By Lu Wenao in Shenyang | 2024/6/7 1:06:10
  • China head coach Ivankovic underscores offense ahead of crucial match against Thailand

    Branko Ivankovic, China's national soccer team head coach, has emphasized the importance of offense in the team's upcoming World Cup qualifier against Thailand, as China will host the visitors on Thursday in Shenyang, the capital of Northeast China's Liaoning Province.

    By Lu Wenao in Shenyang | 2024/6/5 22:10:47
  • Soccer player's penalty for attacking referee announced

    A disciplinary decision regarding Taiantiankang Football Club player Yao Daogang has been announced. Yao has been suspended for 12 months and fined RMB100,000 (USD14,000) for physically and verbally abusing the referee.

    By Global Times | 2024/6/4 22:18:12
  • China's grassroots soccer league Cunchao kicks up a storm

    Since its sensational debut in 2023, the grassroots soccer league the Village Super League (VSL) or Cunchao held in Rongjiang county, Southwest China's Guizhou Province, has continued its strong momentum this year with an expanding competition format and growing international exchanges.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/6/4 21:59:00
  • China's badminton team eye gold sweep at Paris Olympics

    Earlier in May, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) unveiled the list of qualified participants for the Paris Olympics, with 173 athletes competing in five disciplines. The Chinese team is the only team in the world set to participate in all five events.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/5/30 21:47:40
  • Swimming star Sun Yang vows to continue his career after lengthy ban

    China's three-time Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang has decided to return to competitions and continue his swimming career now that his 51-month ban has ended, according to The Paper on Tuesday.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/5/28 20:41:15
  • Team China starts preparation for FIFA World Cup qualifiers

    As China's national soccer team convened on Monday in Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, to begin preparations for a June match against Thailand, team head coach Branko Ivankovic emphasized the only goal for that World Cup qualifier is "to win."

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/5/27 22:05:06
  • Suning's tenure with Inter Milan a tale of reckless ambition in soccer investment

    The upheaval within Italian soccer champions Inter Milan marks another chapter of mismanaged sporting ambition. US investment fund Oaktree Capital Management has said it took ownership of Inter after a missed 395 million euro ($428 million) payment from the club's Chinese majority shareholder Suning.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/5/23 23:55:17
  • Coach confident to carry Steel Roses to 'rightful place'

    Ante Milicic, the new head coach of the Chinese women's national soccer team, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity given by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) and acknowledged the heavy responsibility he bears during a press conference held on Thursday afternoon at the Xianghe National Football Training Base in North China's Hebei Province.

    By Jiang Li in Xianghe and Lu Wenao in Beijing | 2024/5/23 22:15:12
  • 1st Olympic Qualifier Series in Shanghai deserves a '10 out of 10': IOC President Bach

    The just-ended Olympic Qualifier Series in Shanghai deserved a full remark, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach told the Global Times on Sunday, the last day of the event.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2024/5/20 3:46:51
  • Urban sports festival gathers top athletes, sports lovers

    Accompanied by cheers and dynamic electronic music, Australian skateboarder Aaliyah Wilson glides effortlessly across the halfpipe, with her board seemingly an extension of her own body. Her fluid and graceful movements make her look like she is flying through the air.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2024/5/16 21:53:05
  • 2024 Hangzhou Open to be held in October

    A total of 126 top domestic and foreign players will compete for total prize money of $500,000 at the 2024 Hangzhou Open, which will be held at Hangzhou West Lake Golf Club in East China's Zhejiang Province in October.

    By Global Times | 2024/5/16 1:26:29
  • First-ever Olympic Qualifier Series to open in Shanghai; top athletes set to vie for places at Paris 2024

    A total of 464 top global athletes, including seven Tokyo 2020 Olympic champions, have gathered in Shanghai to vie for quota places at the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2024/5/16 1:25:57
  • First female referee in Chinese Super League aims at men's World Cup

    In the 2024 season, women referees have written themselves into the history of Chinese soccer.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/5/14 19:36:00
  • Refugee Team demonstrates Olympic spirit, sends message of hope

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has unveiled its largest Refugee Olympic Team to date for the Paris Olympic Games and a new emblem for the team.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/5/7 4:14:04
  • Chinese soccer governing body vows severe punishment for on-court brawl

    China's national soccer governing body said on Sunday that it will conduct investigations into an on-court brawl that took place during a league game in the second division and will impose severe penalties on the players and clubs involved in accordance with the rules.

    By Global Times | 2024/5/6 16:33:13
  • CFA deserves credit for using 'Messi clause' in commercial soccer matches

    In a surprising move that has garnered applause from soccer fans, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) introduced what many are dubbing the "Messi clause" in a recent revision of regulations for the administration of international soccer events.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/4/25 22:24:29
  • Emerging talents, seasoned champions propel China's swim team to new heights as they gear up for Paris Olympics

    Swimming has gaining increasing popularity in China thanks to Chinese swimmers' excellent performances in recent years, including three gold, two silver and one bronze medals at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 - an increase from one gold, two silver and three bronze medals at Rio 2016.

    By Wu Jie and Lu Wenao | 2024/4/24 22:05:52
  • Road race events thrive through integrity and fairness

    The number of road race participants has hit new highs across China since March of this year. Nearly 500,000 runners took part in over 50 marathon races on the weekend of April 20, and more events are expected to fuel the marathon craze amid an evolving running trend.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/4/23 20:43:41
  • Chinese athletes seek Olympic qualifications through competitions

    Chinese athletes are making headlines at the World Athletics Diamond League series, which kicked off the 2024 season on Saturday in Xiamen, East China's Fujian Province, with impressive performances from athletes like Liu Dezhu and Gong Lijiao.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/4/23 0:08:13
  • Emotional Zhou makes F1 home debut

    Emotional Chinese Formula One driver Zhou Guanyu burst into tears after ending his maiden Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on Sunday with a 14th place finish.

    By By Lu Wenao in Shanghai | 2024/4/21 21:20:13
  • IOC launches Olympic AI Agenda

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) launched the Olympic AI Agenda here on Friday, setting out the envisioned impact that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can deliver for sport and how the IOC intends to lead on the global implementation of AI within sport.

    By Xinhua | 2024/4/20 12:36:58
  • Olympics a chance to put unity under spotlight

    As Wednesday marked the beginning of the 100-day countdown to the Paris Olympics, which will kick off on July 26, athletes around the world are gearing up for final preparations for the world's biggest multi-sport event.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/4/17 22:36:31
  • Commercial competition to be regulated in athletics races

    Following recent controversies of race rigging surrounding the 2024 Beijing Half Marathon, the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) announced plans to introduce guidelines aimed at standardizing commercial competition in races.

    By Li Hang | 2024/4/17 22:08:47
  • Olympic flame for Paris 2024 Summer Games lit in Ancient Olympia

    The Olympic flame that will be burning for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games started its journey after being ignited at the birthplace of the Games in Ancient Olympia, Greece on Tuesday during a traditional ceremony.

    By Xinhua | 2024/4/16 17:36:13
  • Chinese woman referee makes history

    Chinese soccer marked a historic moment during the sixth round of the 2024 season of the Chinese Super League on Sunday.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/4/15 23:32:54
  • Growing international events call for more sports presenters

    As a major sports powerhouse, China has witnessed a growing number of international sporting events across the country in recent years, attracting more and more foreign athletes and sports enthusiasts to the country.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/4/15 22:43:54
  • Champion of Beijing Half Marathon mired in controversy of race rigging

    He Jie, men's champion of the 2024 Beijing Half Marathon (BHM) on Sunday, has been entangled in controversy as he allegedly won the race thanks to three African contenders letting him cross the finish line first. The incident is still under investigation, said one of the event partners on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/15 16:35:03
  • Zhang Weili defends UFC world champion title against compatriot Yan

    China's mixed martial artist Zhang Weili hailed her opponent Yan Xiaonan as a real fighter after successfully defending her own title in the UFC's first title bout between China-born fighters in history on Saturday in Las Vegas, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/4/14 22:27:07
  • China's distance runner He Jie wins Beijing half marathon

    China's marathon runner He Jie won the 2024 Beijing Half Marathon on Sunday with a time of 1:03:44. He was just one second ahead of Ethiopian Dejene Hailu Bikila, and Kenyans Robert Keter and Willy Mnangat, who tied for the second place.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/4/14 22:22:16
  • Chinese fighters Zhang Weili, Yan Xiaonan to compete for UFC title

    Reigning UFC women's strawweight champion Zhang Weili will try to defend her title against fellow Chinese contender Yan Xiaonan in what promises to be an electrifying clash of talent as the duo meets in a UFC 300 bout on Sunday.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/4/11 21:45:27
  • Ex-captain Zhu's return boosts Chinese women's volleyball team's Paris hopes

    Chinese volleyball looks like it will get a shot in the arm as former captain of the national women's team Zhu Ting announced a comeback via her personal social media account on Monday night.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/4/9 20:44:54
  • China's soccer governing body implements department restructuring amid anti-corruption drive

    The Chinese Football Association (CFA) initiated a substantial reshuffle on Monday following the unveiling of a significant restructuring plan aimed at optimizing its internal organization.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/4/8 22:54:08
  • Details of former Chinese national soccer team coach Li Tie's arrest revealed

    A former general manager of Dalian soccer club disclosed details about former head coach of Chinese national soccer team Li Tie being taken away for investigation, according to a documentary aired by Phoenix TV on Saturday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/7 18:34:49
  • Beijing Guoan honor deceased fan with permanent stadium seat tribute

    Chinese Super League giants Beijing Guoan have made a touching gesture by permanently reserving a seat for Yang Xue, a devoted fan who passed away earlier this week.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/4/6 22:36:26
  • Hong Kong youths set off on cultural exchange trip to Beijing

    Jacky Wong Ching-on, a young athlete from Hong Kong, is eagerly anticipating his first trip to Beijing as part of a cultural exchange program. Along with 29 other participants from the Well Dunk Public Estate Basketball League & Training Program, Wong is set to embark on a journey to explore the rich cultural heritage in the capital.

    By Zhou Yang and Lu Wenao | 2024/4/2 0:52:05
  • Naturalized players not panacea for what ails Chinese soccer

    Thanks to his two goals in three rounds since the 2024 season of the Chinese top flight soccer league, an African striker has become the focal point of discussion and emerged as the fresh target of naturalization.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/4/1 20:34:59
  • Zhejiang bags team titles at National Golf Championship

    Team of Zhejiang swept the men's and women's team titles at the 2024 National Golf Championship concluded at the Poly Chongqing Golf Club in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2024/4/1 13:31:19
  • China's young table tennis aces are poised to defend their nation's legacy in the sport amid stiff competition

    Considered as the national sport of China, table tennis is a sport in which the Chinese national team has historically excelled at the Olympic Games. China finished the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with four gold and three silver medals, losing only the mixed doubles gold to a Japanese pair.

    By Wu Jie and Lu Wenao | 2024/3/31 23:23:14
  • Former national soccer team coach Li stands trial for bribery

    The trial of Li Tie, former head coach of the Chinese national men's soccer team, for accepting and offering bribes to non-state employees began at the Xianning Intermediate People's Court in Central China's Hubei Province on Thursday. The trial comes as authorities announced new efforts to strengthen supervision of the sport.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/3/28 22:38:50
  • Coach Ivankovic earns more time to develop tactics for Team China

    After a 4-1 win over Singapore in Tianjin on Tuesday night, China's national soccer team has successfully maintained its World Cup qualification hopes.

    By Lu Wenao in Tianjin | 2024/3/28 18:48:49
  • Wu Lei inspires China to victory, breaking team's winless streak

    Striker Wu Lei contributed two goals and an assist to help the Chinese national soccer team bounce back with a 4-1 win over Singapore on Tuesday in Tianjin, ending the team's winless streak since November 2023.

    By Lu Wenao in Tianjin | 2024/3/27 0:37:43
  • Former high-profile soccer officials sentenced for bribery

    Four high-profile soccer officials, including former Chinese Football Association (CFA) chief Chen Xuyuan and vice chief Yu Hongchen, were sentenced to imprisonment on Tuesday for taking bribes, with their jail terms ranging from eight years to life imprisonment.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/3/26 22:24:45
  • Chinese table tennis star Fan Zhendong protests against toxic idolization

    China's leading table tennis star Fan Zhendong took to his personal social media on Monday to urge fans to stop violating his privacy, and he reserved his right to resort to legal means if necessary.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/26 15:24:02
  • 4 ex-Chinese soccer officials sentenced for bribery

    Former Chinese Football Association (CFA) chief Chen Xuyuan was sentenced to life imprisonment for accepting bribes totaling over 81 million yuan ($11.23 million), the Huangshi Intermediate People's Court in Central China's Hubei Province ruled on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/26 11:17:38
  • China plays crucial role in global development of table tennis: ITTF president

    While China's men's and women's teams defended their titles at the recently concluded 2024 World Team Table Tennis Championships Finals in Busan, South Korea, they faced stern challenges from the host Japan and other emerging countries.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/3/24 19:59:48
  • Chinese national soccer team captain Zhang Linpeng retracts retirement decision

    Chinese national team captain Zhang Linpeng has retracted his retirement decision from the national team as he insisted that he would give all his energy to finding a replacement if needed.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/24 19:08:31
  • Young Chinese athletes will inspire future shooters at Paris 2024: ISSF president

    Chinese markswoman Zhang Mengxue secured the first gold medal for the Chinese delegation at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. In Tokyo 2020, it was another shooter, Yang Qian, who won the first gold. Who will carry on the honor of capturing the first gold medal for China in Paris 2024?

    By Wu Jie | 2024/3/21 20:08:58
  • China coach Ivankovic downplays favorite position ahead of Singapore game

    China's national soccer team head coach Branko Ivankovic insisted on Wednesday that there are no stronger or weaker teams in soccer as he downplayed China's favorite position in the buildup to the World Cup Asian qualifiers against Singapore.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/20 20:34:03
  • Skater Lin Xiaojun triumphant in 500m at short track worlds

    Short track speed skater Lin Xiaojun proved his mettle in the 500 meters at the world championships on Saturday by winning the race in 41.592 seconds.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/3/17 20:46:39
  • Chinese athletes on final stretch

    Chinese athletes are on the final stretch to secure their berths for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, with some already making history in qualifying for the inaugural events for the Paris Games.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/3/13 21:48:00
  • Ivankovic aims to instill attacking mentality in Chinese national soccer team

    Newly appointed Branko Ivankovic will start his inaugural training session as the head coach of the Chinese national men's soccer team with the players on Monday afternoon, as he is bidding for a berth for China at the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/3/10 21:27:11
  • NPC deputy from Hong Kong proposes bid for 2031 FIFA Women's World Cup

    Kenneth Fok Kai-kong, a deputy of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to the National People's Congress, has proposed a joint bid from mainland, Hong Kong, and Macao for the 2031 FIFA Women's World Cup.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/4 23:53:45
  • Chinese divers capture all gold medals during first leg of World Cup

    China finished the first leg of the 2024 World Aquatics Diving World Cup at the top of the medal table on Sunday after sweeping all nine gold medals up for grabs in Montreal, Canada.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/3/4 21:25:35
  • History-making moment: 15-Year-Old Chinese surfer Yang Siqi qualifies for surfing competition at Paris 2024

    Yang Siqi, a young talent hailing from Sichuan, China, secured her spot at the Paris Olympics during the 2024 ISA World Surfing Games (WSG) in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on March 1st, local time. She will be the first surfer to represent China in Olympic surfing.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/4 0:50:13
  • Barcelona star Pedri offers advice to young Chinese soccer fans

    To Chinese kids who love to play soccer, Spanish soccer club FC Barcelona midfielder Pedri told the Global Times during an online interview on Friday night that his biggest suggestion would be to enjoy soccer to the fullest.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/3/4 0:30:09
  • Chinese divers sweep golds

    Chinese divers swept all four gold medals on offer on Sunday during the first stop of the 2024 World Aquatics Diving World Cup held in Montreal, Canada.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/3/3 22:04:34
  • Beijing to host 2027 World Athletics Championships

    Beijing will host the 2027 World Athletics Championships, according to an announcement made at the 234th World Athletics Council Meeting on Thursday in Glasgow, Scotland.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/29 22:34:48
  • CSL to kick off new season

    The new season of the Chinese Super League (CSL) is set to kick off on March 1, with an exciting opening match between the 2023 season champions Shanghai Port and the 2022 season winners Wuhan Three Towns.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/2/29 22:32:36
  • New decision by ITTF beneficial to China, global table tennis development

    Hawk-Eye technology will be officially implemented at the 2025 World Table Tennis Championships Finals to be held in Doha, Qatar, according to a decision made by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) executive committee at their summit on Tuesday.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/29 6:05:03
  • Inaugural Village BA national championship to tip off in March

    The inaugural national grassroots basketball tournament known as the Village Basketball Championship will tip off on March 22 in Taipan village, Taijiang county of Southwest China's Guizhou Province, with the champions having the opportunity to play against NBA franchises in the US, according to organizers of the event on Tuesday.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/28 0:05:24
  • 14th Winter Games concludes

    The 14th National Winter Games of China, which commenced on February 17, concluded on Tuesday evening in Hulunbuir, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in northern China, with a grand closing ceremony.

    By Li Hang | 2024/2/27 21:57:04
  • Winter Games showcases unity, diversity

    As the 14th National Winter Games in Hulunbuir, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, draws to a close on Tuesday, they not only leave behind memories of thrilling competitions but also act as an example of the power of sports in fostering unity and celebrating diversity.

    By Li Hang | 2024/2/26 23:07:38
  • Wu Lei wins Footballer award for the 4th time

    China's soccer star Wu Lei won the top prize in Chinese soccer, Chinese Footballer of the Year 2023, on Monday with 510 points from a voting body made up of professional sports journalists, outscoring fellow forwards Yu Hanchao and Wei Shihao.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/2/26 22:38:58
  • Exclusive: World Aquatics president tips China for success in Paris 2024

    In the recently concluded 2024 World Aquatics Championships, China's young talents made their mark on the international stage to claim the top spot on the medal table. The swimming team showcased its strongest performance since the 1994 worlds, with a new crop of swimmers achieving remarkable breakthroughs in their debuts at the prestigious global event held in Doha, Qatar.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/26 21:34:48
  • China wins men's team title for 11th straight time at table tennis worlds

    China cruised past France 3-0 to claim its 11th consecutive men's title at the ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships Finals in Busan, South Korea on Sunday.

    By Xinhua – Global Times | 2024/2/25 22:18:05
  • China's women's table tennis clinches gold at World Team Championships

    In a thrilling showdown at the 2024 ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships, China's women's table tennis team secured their sixth consecutive title by defeating Japan with a 3-2 comeback victory on Saturday in Busan, South Korea.

    By Lou Kang | 2024/2/25 22:12:51
  • Will 2024 season herald Chinese soccer's redemption?

    Soccer holds a special place in the hearts of tens of millions of Chinese fans, though the national teams were, as usual, underachieving. In recent years, Chinese soccer has been on a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows. From the dizzying heights of record-breaking transfer fees to the depths of corruption scandals and match-fixing allegations, the sport has experienced its fair share of turbulence. But amid the chaos, there are signs of hope and renewal.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/2/25 20:58:48
  • HK players shine in ice hockey

    At the 14th National Winter Games in Hulunbuir, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the Hong Kong team clinched their second victory in the men's ice hockey category (U18) group match by defeating the Jilin team with a resounding score of 9-3 on Tuesday.

    By Li Hang | 2024/2/21 23:06:43
  • Messi's belated response fails to quell public discontent

    Argentine soccer maestro Lionel Messi on Monday night released a video statement to address the controversy which has fermented for weeks, however, it hasn't quelled the discontent among Chinese fans. He has been embroiled in the controversy since early February, when he didn't take the field during a friendly match in Hong Kong with his club Inter Miami.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/2/21 22:56:38
  • Youth soccer coach banned for 12 months for misconduct

    A youth soccer coach from Northeast China's Liaoning Province, was banned for 12 months for inappropriate language and misconduct while directing his team in an invitational tournament, according to a statement released by the Chinese Football Association on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/21 17:28:22
  • Hong Kong's ice hockey team achieves second victory at 14th National Winter Games

    At the 14th National Winter Games in Hulunbuir on Tuesday, the Hong Kong team clinched their second consecutive victory in men's ice hockey category (U18) group match by defeating the Jilin team with a resounding score of 9-3.

    By Li Hang in Hulunbuir | 2024/2/21 2:13:38
  • Jilin sports bureau investigates allegations against figure skater Liu Xinyu

    Figure skater Liu Xinyu expressed his anger at his Instagram account being hacked and the subsequent spread of misinformation, as he prepares to compete alongside his ice dance partner Wang Shiyue, at the National Winter Games in Hulun Buir.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/20 17:48:54
  • Young swimmers make splashes

    China finished the 2024 World Aquatics Championships on the top of the medal table on Sunday night as the swimming team gave its best performance since the 1994 worlds and a surging crop of young blood made a string of remarkable breakthroughs during their debut at the global flagship aquatics event in Doha, Qatar.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/19 22:34:58
  • Jilin dominates short track events

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  • Chinese swimmer Tang wins 100m breaststroke world title after 21-year gap

    Chinese swimmer Tang Qianting won her first-ever long course women's 100m breaststroke world title at the Doha 2024 World Aquatics Championships on early Wednesday with a personal record. This is the first time after 21 years that a Chinese athlete wins the championship again.

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  • World soccer legends to play at Hong Kong tournament

    Seventeen world soccer legends will entertain the crowds with a local all-star team at the Hong Kong Lunar New Year soccer tournament that is set to kick off on Tuesday evening at the Hong Kong Stadium.

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    Following his much criticized absence in a Hong Kong friendly, Argentine super star Lionel Messi said at a press conference in Tokyo on Tuesday that he is happy to be in Japan and he's eager to play there a last game before heading back home.

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