On September 25th, Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) Vice Director Wang Nan was elected a council member at the 52nd International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) congress in Doha. Although she is the first Asian woman for this position, she is not the first Chinese to occupy a key role in international sports organizations.
It has been a hectic few days for the NBA as the league has become embroiled in controversy with China.
Suning Sports, the sports division of Suning Holdings Group, has laid off 20% of its employees and restarted negotiations with Alibaba to enter a joint venture.
Chinese Super League 2019 Weekly: Matchweek 25.
Alibaba co-founder Joseph Tsai became the official owner of Brooklyn Nets by acquiring another 51% of its shares and the Barclays Center on September 19, according to Xinhua Sports.
The Chinese mascots of the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics were officially unveiled on September 17 at the Shougang Gymnasium sporting arena in Beijing.
Chinese Super League 2019 Weekly: Matchweek 24.
China’s quest to enter the Olympics is not completely dead. Despite missing the opportunity to qualify through the FIBA World Cup tournament, team China may try their luck in the upcoming 2020 FIBA qualification tournament.
After losing to Nigeria 86-73 in the last FIBA World Cup game, China lost the lone Asian Olympic qualifying spot available in the World Cup. Yao Ming, the most successful Chinese basketball legend and current Chinese Basketball Association chairman, frowned and cried.
Zhou Qi, the former NBA player for Houston Rockets, got himself on fire for two critical turnovers in the final moments against Poland in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Those turnovers led to a bitter 76-79 loss for the Chinese team against the Polish in overtime.
Yi was a lottery pick in the NBA and spent five seasons in the league. Drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 6th overall pick in 2007, Yi played for the Bucks, New Jersey Nets, Washington Wizards, and Dallas Mavericks in his five years in the NBA before returning to his home team Guangdong.
After a rather disappointing off-season, former NBA Champion player Jeremy Lin decided to sign with the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association, and will be playing for the team in the upcoming season in China.
Now Chinese audiences showed more tolerance, support and encouragement to athletes not only for their victories but also for their personalities.
The 30-year-old football player has received his citizenship certificate from the Chinese officials and will join Marcello Lippi’s team to seek a chance to enter the final stages of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Chinese Super League 2019 Weekly: Matchweek 23