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Liu Xiang: A career in pictures

Despite a setback-plagued career hampered by injury, former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang remains a groundbreaking figure for Chinese sports.

Don't expect to see Liu back on track in 2013

2013-04-09 23:47

China's star hurdler, Liu Xiang, is likely to be out of action for the entire 2013 track and field season.

Medical insurance for champions stirs debate

2013-03-22 21:24

The Shanghai Sports Bureau has denied claims they signed an agreement with a hospital to provide free life-long medical insurance to Olympic and world champions as well as their coaches.

Free medical for elite players causes stir

2013-03-19 16:20

An announcement from the Shanghai sports authority for a plan to provide free medical insurance for life to its world champion athletes has stirred wide turbulence in cyberspace on the issue of medical care and privilege.

Hurdler Liu Xiang missing political session again

2013-03-02 18:04

Hurdler Liu Xiang will be absent again from the annual session of China's top political advisory body this year, arousing dissatisfaction among the online population.

Yearender athletics: Harvest year for China

2012-12-27 15:41

The year 2012 witnessed a major breakthrough for the Chinese athletics team, which claimed one gold and five bronze medals in the London Olympics Games, the most medals ever won by the team in one edition of summer Olympics Games.

Liu Xiang to walk in early October

2012-09-05 15:55

Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang is expected to walk without assistance in early October, Chinese paper Shanghai Morning Post reported.

Fasters, higher, stronger, richer

2012-09-01 09:09

China's star athletes rake in the rewards for claiming gold in London.

Liu's fall legit - he has scars to prove it

2012-08-25 09:57

Liu Xiang said everything that happened on the track at the London Olympics was just as it appeared, speaking in an interview with CCTV in Shanghai.

Liu Xiang breaks down his epic fall in London

2012-08-24 16:43

Sixteen days after falling down at the London Olympics, which broke his right Achilles tendon as well as the hearts of millions of his Chinese fans, Liu Xiang sat down with CCTV in Shanghai on Thursday, and talked about it for the 1st time in public.

Sports chief plays down Liu Xiang's comeback talk

2012-08-19 16:03

Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang has nothing more to prove on the field so there is no need for him to rush back out there and make a comeback at the National Games next year, said a sports chief on Saturday.

Liu Xiang returns to China after surgery

2012-08-14 16:59

Liu Xiang is expected to be away from training for at least six months.

Liu Xiang receives surgery at Wellington hospital

2012-08-10 02:01

Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang had undergone a surgery on a torn Achilles tendon of his right foot at the Wellington hospital of London, officials said on Thursday.

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