Sports / Off Court

South Korea regrets laser pen incident at Youth Olympics

2014-09-03 07:12

South Korea was "confirming facts" after one of its young athletes was accused of shining a laser pen into the face of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

Nanjing Youth Olympics close as spirits pass on

2014-08-28 22:28

The 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games came to a successful close in East China's Nanjing on Thursday evening after 12 days of competition.

Li hails the Olympic spirit

2014-08-29 01:05

Clapping and chanting, more than 60,000 spectators and over 3,000 athletes braved rain as magnificent fireworks lit the sky above the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Stadium, marking the end of the 13-day 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Wired to wow

2014-08-28 07:05

Students of major martial arts school endure tough training for high-wire act at Youth Olympics show.

Martial arts students shine in Youth Olympics show

2014-08-28 06:46

Students of major martial arts school endure tough training for high-wire act at Youth Olympics show.

Yao Ming says Youth Olympic Games not about results

2014-08-27 09:19

Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming believes the emphasis of Youth Olympic Games should not be on results but education and participation.

Yao makes a big impression at YOG Village

2014-08-26 12:03

Jaws dropped when Yao Ming strolled across the main square of the Youth Olympic Village on Monday. The youth Olympians could not stop staring at the towering basketball legend, one of the best-known sportsmen in China.

Nanjing 2014 athletes embrace the ice bucket challenge

2014-08-25 15:46

Athletes, ambassadors and even NanjingLELE, the official mascot of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, have taken up the challenge to generate awareness and raise money for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patients.

Closing with a flourish

2014-08-25 14:39

The closing ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games will feature eight distinct parts and each will have a theme like "Five Continents' celebrations", "City of Youth" and "Tomorrow", said Chen Weiya, chief director of the opening and closing ceremonies.

Birthday party fun at media center

2014-08-25 14:21

Athletes, media workers and staff whose birthdays fall during the Nanjing Games celebrated their birthdays like never before at the Main Media Center on Thursday night.

Youth doing China proud

2014-08-22 18:08

China's vice-minister of sports is encouraging local athletes to continue with their off-court communication and cultural exchanges to forge a vibrant and outgoing image of modern China.

Coubertin's manuscript on show

2014-08-22 17:48

Visitors to Nanjing's Olympic Museum can expect to see an original manuscript by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the modern Olympics.

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