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Team China wins respect displaying Olympic spirit

2016-08-23 07:43

A total of 70 medals, including 26 gold - third in the medal table - has consummated a fortnight of entertainment and excitement for Chinese spectators of the Olympics.

The winning spirit

2016-08-22 07:44

Of all the gold medals China has collected at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the shiniest could turn out to be the one won by its women's volleyball team.

Exclusive: Volleyball captain sees gold as inspiration

2016-08-21 17:53

Hui Ruoqi, captain of the Chinese women's volleyball team, said it is the team's responsibility to carry on the spirit, in an exclusive interview with China Daily.

Cycling gold medalists' helmets take the spotlight

2016-08-19 07:53

As Chinese female track cyclists Gong Jinjie and Zhong Tianshi ducked their heads and sprinted to their history-making gold medal in the Olympic Velodrome in Rio de Janeiro, the faces of Peking Opera characters painted on their helmets also came into the spotlight for millions of spectators and viewers.

Host shows disorder on the court

2016-08-18 07:55

China vanquishes Brazil in volleyball quarterfinal

Athletes look to life beyond sports

2016-08-17 07:33

But lack of education hampering transition to new careers

Chinese gymnasts set higher goals after Rio under-performance

2016-08-16 12:48

China's once-dominant gymnastics may not bring any gold from Rio. However, they have decided to practice harder and scoop the awards next time in Tokyo.

New format triggers sharper shooting

2016-08-16 07:51

A new format has transformed Olympic shooting events from stifling conformity to do-or-die showdowns that challenge competitors while entertaining the fans.

Chinese, but competing under a different flag

2016-08-15 02:15

In the age of globalization, competing at the Olympics means potentially coming up against former teammates who now represent rival nations — a reality Team China must confront in Rio de Janeiro.

Chinese table tennis remains on the ball

2016-08-12 13:51

As was widely predicted, China is dominating the 2016 Rio Olympics table tennis medal tally with all but one being taken home by players from the Middle Kingdom. And with Ma Long defeating compatriot Zhang Jike in today's men's singles final, another gold and silver have been added to the scoreboard. So why is China paddling way out in front of the rest of the world when it comes to table tennis?

New breed of Chinese stars poised to take baton

2016-08-12 01:58

China's new breed of Olympians has emerged from the shadow of the nation's senior sports celebrities to impress the world at the Olympics.

Ye not ready to throw in her towel

2016-08-11 08:08

Former gold medalist still buoyant after disappointing plunge in form

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