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President urges saturation in sports

Nation will grow more fit, better prepared for Olympics, he says

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World’s oldest ‘panda grandpa’ dies in China

Pan Pan, the world’s oldest male giant panda and genetically linked to several pandas at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, died on Wednesday morning in Southwest China’s Sichuan province.

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After a string of woes, champion is back in the swim

For Sun Yang, the most well-known member of China’s team at the Olympics in Rio, the past four years have been anything but easy. Since winning two gold medals at the Games in London he has suffered the ignominy of being detained for driving without a license, has been at loggerheads with his former coach and spent three months on the sidelines after being found guilty of doping.

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Try, try and try again

Rugby union is slowly, but surely, gaining a foothold in China. Now, enthusiasts are determined to raise its profile and dispel common misconceptions by boosting the game’s appeal to the younger generation. Sun Xiaochen reports. Once just a popular pastime for expats, rugby union, especially the sevens version, has shaken off its niche status to […]

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Global groove

Belly dancing. Pole dancing. Salsa. Foreign dance styles are twirling into China with nimble steps, especially as fitness routines. Li Yulin’s family worried he wouldn’t get a good job when he started learning “indecent” Latin dance as a boy.

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Growing success from the grassroots

China’s ‘big-ball’ teams need to rely on homegrown talent to compete on the world stage, as Sun Xiaochen reports from Incheon, South Korea.  When the Chinese media approached starting center Wang Zhelin to talk about the national basketball team’s poor performance at the Asian Games, the towering 20-year-old bowed his head to avoid the TV […]

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