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China: Panic during David Beckham’s visit


Drama ended David Beckham‘s visit to Shanghai at one of the universities. When the Englishman entered the stadium, seven people were trampled. Beckham is a recently retired footballer who flew to China to promote the game for a week, at the request of the local league. The drama took place during the Thursday meeting with … Continue reading

China hopes to dominate at Paralympics


A new generation of Chinese athletes arrived in London this week with hopes of dominating the Paralympics, but officials are downplaying chances the streamlined team can match its mammoth 2008 medal haul. China’s Paralympic team swept all aside in Beijing four years ago, with 89 golds and 211 medals in total, more than double its … Continue reading

China cries foul over judging at Olympics


Deputy Sports Minister Cai Zhenhua has accused judges at the London Olympics of discriminating against Chinese athletes. A number of decisions have gone against Chinese athletes in cycling and gymnastics, and there was more anger yesterday when hammer thrower Zhang Wenxiu was denied a bronze medal. “We need to solve the problem now or risk … Continue reading

The true spirit of the Olympics and China’s approach


The Olympics is the Celebration of the Human Spirit, not merely the pursuit of the gold medal Conrado de Quiros in an article which appeared on May 11, 2011 at the Philippine Daily Inquirer said that: “To this day, my biggest boxing hero is Muhammad Ali, and my biggest sports scene is him holding the … Continue reading

Olympics: China stands divided over its win-at-all-cost philosophy


Just 28 years after China won its first Olympic gold medal, the nation is coming to terms with life as the world’s leading athletic superpower and is apparently not sure what to do about it. Gold medals still bring rapturous applause from the world’s most populous nation, but the response to scenes of perceived failure … Continue reading

China’s nationalised Olympic team: the personal cost of winning and losing


While David Cameron promised to turn Olympics into gold for the British, the Chinese athletes vowed to bring back gold. Unlike Mr Cameron, who keeps surprising his tax payers with an increasing Olympics budget, the Chinese athletes are keeping their words, at great expenses. The Chinese take Olympic medals seriously. Ever since the Chinese Olympic … Continue reading

NFL Super Bowl XLIII Betting (2009)


The Pittsburgh Steelers will win Super Bowl XLIII and their sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy on the back of a brutal defence, an effective running game and the never-say-die commitment of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Super Bowl XLIII pits one of football’s all-time powerhouse franchises against one renowned for mediocrity and failure. This Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers, … Continue reading

Dolph Ziggler vs Santa Claas (2008)


It started with Santa handing out presents to the crowd, and ended up with Dolph Ziggler dropping Santa to the ground with some sort of reverse bulldog. Just to put people’s minds to rest, it wasn’t the real Santa. It was Charlie Haas in a Santa suit, introduced as Santa Claas from the South Pole. … Continue reading

Wrestler Given Two Year Ban For Olympics Tantrum (2008)


The Swedish wrestler who threw away his medal in protest at the Beijing Olympics has been banned from the sport for two years. Wrestling’s governing body said Thursday it had suspended Ara Abrahamian and coach Leo Myllari. It said their “scandalous behaviour” showed a “serious lack of Olympic spirit.” Abrahamian disputed a call in his … Continue reading

Lisa Marie "Victoria" Varon Retirement Rumour (2008)


PWInsider.com is reporting that Lisa Marie “Victoria” Varon is supposedly planning to retire from active WWE wrestling. While the story has not been formally confirmed, it has been a subject of locker room discussion. Some even believe Victoria gave her notice to WWE management last month and is in the process of completing her commitment. … Continue reading

Bog Snorkelling


Bog snorkelling is a sporting event that consists of competitors completing two consecutive lengths of a 60-yard (55 m) water filled trench cut through a peat bog, in the shortest time possible. Competitors must wear snorkels and flippers, and complete the course without using conventional swimming strokes, relying on flipper power alone. Wet suits are … Continue reading

Bolivia's Women Wrestlers


Traditionally, women wrestling in Bolivia would be unheard of. But today, it is becoming more and more common for crowds trying to escape the realities of Bolivia’s harsh conditions. El Alto is the foremost city for women’s wrestling. At bit’s largest public gymnasium, hundreds of people sit for hours and watch the seemingly endless array … Continue reading

Australian Wins City To Surf (2008)


For the first time since 1997, an Australian has won this year’s Sydney City2Surf.  Martin Dent, a public servant from Canberra, won the 14 km race with a time of 41 minutes 12 seconds, beating his own personal best by 8 seconds. 29 year old Martin won from about 70,000 starters in the world famous … Continue reading

Olympics: Marathon Smog Fears


Champion marathon runner Robert de Castella has warned of a huge attrition rate at the Beijing Olympics marathon, because of the chronic air pollution.  Current marathon world record-holder Haile Gebrselassie has already announced that he will not run the road race in Beijing because he fears for his health, an outcome that de Castella describes … Continue reading

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