Posts Tagged "China"

Aussie Rules Football has long eyed the Chinese market as one of opportunity as has American football, but the oval game that could take root in the Middle Kingdom is rugby.

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The AFL has officially confirmed that a match of Australian rules football will be played for premiership points in China during the 2017 regular season.

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The AFL is backing Port Adelaide’s plans to play an AFL premiership season game in China next year with a memorandum of understanding signed.

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Match Result: Australia and China PR have fought to a draw to end their Olympic qualifying campaign, slotting a goal each on their way to Rio qualification.

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A Chinese Olympic gold medallist and world record holder has reportedly confessed that her coach forced them to take part in state-sanctioned doping.

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After riding in on a wave of optimism following last week’s 4-0 win over Oman, the Socceroos crashed back to reality with defeat to Korea Republic, a result that sparked far more outrage than was warranted.

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MATCH RESULT China have used a strong second half performance to upend favourites Uzbekistan 2-1 at Suncorp Stadium.

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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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