Posts Tagged "China"

Last year when I was in Macau, I was almost brought to tears when I witnessed an elderly woman demand money from who I presumed was her granddaughter. When the young lady refused, she was met with a verbal lashing and left in tears herself.

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Premiers Manly are fast-tracking plans to play an NRL match against Canberra in China, with hopes it can be scheduled as soon as early 2013.

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Sun Yang became the first Chinese Olympic men’s swimming champion with victory in the 400m freestyle final in a near-world record time at London Games on Saturday.

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Following on from a brilliant start to the Championship in both Australia and Malaysia, the field has moved to the Shanghai International Circuit for the Chinese GP.

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Forget the Pacific Islands, the AFL is looking at China as one of its biggest targets for international growth of the sport.

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In all the recriminations from Australia’s failed 2022 World Cup bid, there is one question we have failed to ask: Will we have a chance of hosting the World Cup in the next half-century? It seems highly doubtful.

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This weekend Melbourne and Brisbane play an exhibition game in Shanghai, China. Infamous bad boy Brendan Fevola is travelling with the Lions team, despite being unable to play due to injury.

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It is the small piece of news that threatens to develop into a political cyclone for the FFA. Rumours have recently surfaced that both China and India are intending to bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

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Melbourne and Brisbane will play an AFL exhibition game in Shanghai next year, the first professional Australian Rules match to be played in China.

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Chicago might have missed out on staging the 2016 Olympics, but cricket’s highest official can imagine it and other American cities hosting World Cup cricket matches.

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Zuo Shusheng is coach of Tianjin Teda, who took part in this year’s ACL. Zuo achieved fame as a player in a the first China side to make an impact since the nation’s isolation under Mao ended. He also captained the side during this period.

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Outspoken Chinese tennis star Li Na has called for an overhaul of the nation’s famously rigid sports program to give athletes the right to pursue their careers without strict government controls.

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I’ve had mixed feelings about the degree to which the A-League is currently being ‘raided’ by overseas clubs – mainly Asian, but with a couple of notable European signings in there, as well.

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A Chinese speed skater has been banned from national competition for a year after he gave a “one-fingered salute” to spectators who had jeered him, state press reported on Wednesday.

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A Chinese player has been banned for 10 years and another for five years after attacking a referee who showed one of their teammates a second yellow card.

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Jordan, Syria and Kuwait have been cut from the list of nations eligible to enter clubs in the remodeled Asian Champions League in 2009.

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After being underwhelmed by The Graham Arnold Olyroo’s Finishing School, that was the Beijing Games, I opined that the FFA served the bad china in the wash-up. And now it appears that Baan has poured the tea.

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Sometimes I’m asked whether rugby writers get the best tickets to big games for free and invitations to those wonderful lunches that the rugby family puts on during the season. My answer invariably is “yes. Someone has to do it!”

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Channel 7 has been put out of its misery with the end of the Beijing Games. As the world now awaits London 2012, the Olympic coverage flag is passed to Channel 9, who has many lessons to learn from the much maligned Seven.

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The Chinese gymnastics team picked up six medals in Beijing, including two gold. But controversy over the age of some of the girls has sparked an international inquiry.

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