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  Olympics-Beijing table tennis venue catches fire
A general view of Peking University gymnasium, which is under construction to host the table tennis tournament at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, in Beijing July 2, 2007. The gymnasium caught fire on Monday morning, state media reported. No information was yet available on casualties or the cause of the blaze, the report added. [Reuters]
  Yi Jianlian attends media availability
Yi Jianlian, from China, speaks during the 2007 NBA Draft media availability in New York, June 27, 2007.[Reuters]
  National gymnastics championships spotlights
Li Shanshan(C),Zhou Zhuoru(L) and Zhang Nan wave to the audiences after the balance beam event ends at China's natinal gymnastics championships in Shanghai,June 18,2007.[Xinhua]
  Deadly falldown may paralyze Chinese gymnast
Wang Yan, a 15-year-old Chinese gymnast reacts after she broke her neck in
an accidental falldown from uneven bars at the national championship in Shanghai in June 10,2007.Wang may suffer a paralysis according to an insider from the diagnosis group. []
  Sudirman Cup holders China sweep to easy win
China's world number one Lin Dan jumps to smash the shuttle against Thailand's Poompat Sapkulchananart during their men's singles game of the first round match of Sudirman Cup Badminton Tournament in Glasgow of England June 12, 2007. Defending China swept a 5-0 win. [Xinhua]
  Zheng/Yan suffers early exit at French Open
China's Yan Zi(R) returns a ball as compatriot team mate Zheng Jie watches during their doubles match against Spain's Nuria Llagostera and Maria Jose Martinez in the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris May 31, 2007. [Reuters]
  Henry's China tour
Arsenal soccer star Thierry Henry holds a soccer boot during a news conference for a promotional event in Beijing May 30, 2007. [Reuters]
  Chinese paddlers all pass 1st round test
  Special Olympics mascot posters unveiled
The posters of famous Chinese cartoon figure Sanmao, who was chosen as the mascot for 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games, are unveiled in Shanghai May 20,2007.[Xinhua]
  Olympic champs herald China glory in taekwondo worlds

China's Chen Zhong, twice Olympics gold winner and a French player take oath on behalf of all the athletes participating the 2007 Beijing Taekwondo World Championships at the opening ceremony of the tournament in Beijing May 17, 2007. [Xinhua]
  NBA Finals Trophy to visit China
  NBA Finals Trophy to visit China
  China misses both singles titles in Indonesia Series
Fu Haifeng and Chai Yun celebrates after winning the battle against Malaysians in the men's doubles in the Indonesia Open Super Series finals May 13,2007.[Xinhua]
  Women's national soccer team visit universities
  Sanya lucky to be first stop for torch relay
  National synchronized swimming championship
Sichun team competes in the team free routine in National Synchronized Swimming Championship held in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province,April 24,2007.Sichuan team finished the first with 95.500 points.[Xinhua]
  Shanghai Asian Open golf spotlight
John Daly of the U.S. plays from the rough on the fifth hole during the Asian Open golf championship in Shanghai April 20, 2007. [Reuters]
  Yi begins his quest for NBA career
China's top NBA prospect Yi Jianlian receives the interview at the international arrival of the Los Angeles International Airport,United States,April 12,2007 for his league's annual draft in June.[Xinhua]
  Equestrian jumping fence design winners unveiled
The winning entry in the Junior Category entitled "Hong Kong – the Gourmet's Paradise" from Miss Leung Hoi-ying, a 15-year-old student from Tuen Mun Catholic School.(Photo Credit: Equestrian 2008)
  Sports photo of the week:Starlight Avenue
  Women table tennis gear up for Championships
  Women soccer team prepares for World Star Tournament
Chinese women soccer team are undergoing first public intensive training in Wuhan,central China's Hubei Province to prepare for World Women Soccer Star Tournament[newsphoto]
  China bags first two gold in diving
Chinese divers Jia Tong (L) and Chen Ruolin bite their gold medals after winning the women's 10-metre synchro platform competition at the World Aquatics Championships in Melbourne March 19, 2007. [Reuters]
  World Aquatics Championships
Sun Wenyan of China performs during the synchronised swimming solo technical routine preliminary round at the World Aquatics Championships in Melbourne March 19, 2007.[Reuters]
  Dong Fangzhuo at Old Trafford field against Europe XI
Manchester United's Dong Fangzhou (R) comes on for Alan Smith (C) during a celebration soccer match against an Europe XI to mark the 50th anniversary of Manchester United appearing in European competition , at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England March 13, 2007. [Reuters]
  Lin, Xie together advance at Germany Open
Xie Xingfang of Chinese badminton team returns a shot during men's single match second round against a player of Malaysia at the Germany Open badminton Mar,1st,2007.Xie won the match 2-0 to advance.[Xinhua]
  National diving team heats up for Champions
Chinese diver Huo Liang trains with the national team in Jinan of east China February 28, 2007. The team has announced the roster for the coming World Swimming Championships in March in Melbourne of Canada. [Xinhua]
  Viet Nam vs Afghanistan for 2008 soccer qualification
Vietnam's Chau Phong Hoa (front) fights for the ball with Afghanistan's Ajmal Abedi during their Beijing Olympic 2008 qualifying football match at the Thien Truong stadium in Nam Dinh city, 90 km south of Hanoi February 14, 2007. [Reuters]
  Yao Ming pays a New Year call for Chinese community
Yao Ming posed for photos with children from the Chinese Community Center in Houston February 13, 2007. NBA star Yao Ming of China visited the Chinese Community Center and talked with about 100 children about upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year.[]
  Sports host Huang appointed as ad.spokesman
  Liu breaks Asian record at Karlsruhe indoors
Olympic champion Liu Xiang of China ran 7.42 seconds Sunday in the 60-meter hurdles at the Karlsruhe indoor meet to lower his own Asian record by .001 seconds.[]
  Shichahai Sports School photo claims World Press Photo prize
The third prize winning photo in the Sports Features Singles category in the 2007 World Press Photo Contest, shows the Shichahai Sports School in Beijing. The prize-winning entries were announced on February 9, 2007. [Reuters]
  Peng Shuai lost to Austrian at Pattaya Open
Peng Shuai of China chases a shot by Sybille Bammer of Austria at the Pattaya Women's Open tennis tournament in Pattaya, Thailand February 10, 2007. [Reuters]
  Liu Xiang earns first 2007 title in Dusseldorf
Liu Xiang from China gazes the hurdles before the 60 meters hurdles competition during the track and field meeting at the indoor arena in Dusseldorf, Germany on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007. Liu clocked 7.53 seconds and broke the conference record to earn his first title in the 2007 season. [Xinhua]
  Asian Winter Games closed
  Tray bearer,ice beauty of Winter Asiad
Pretty tray bearers of 6th Asian Winter Games talk with each others during the break session in Changchun,northeast China's Jilin Province, Feb.2,2007.[Xinhua]
  Hu takes gold while Olympic champion Ahn fouls Li
  Liu breaks S.Korean medal haul at Winter Universiade
China's Liu Cuijia competes during the women's 1,000m short track speed skating at the Turin Winter Universiade in Italy Jan 25,2007.[Xinhua]
  Snooker: Rocket Ronnie blows Ding away
China's Ding Junhui feels depressed after losing to former world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan at the Snooker British Masters finals January 21, 2007. Ronnie crushed Chinese snooker prodigy Ding 10-3 to win his third British Masters final.[]
  Lin gets sweet revenge over Taufik
China's Lin Dan returns the shuttlecock during his match against Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat during the Malaysian Open badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur January 17, 2007. [Reuters]
  Li,Peng advance in Australia Open
Li Na of China prepares to hit a shot to Elena Bovina of Russia during the second round of Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne Jan,17,2007.[Xinhua]
  Two Zhangs back to Winter Universiade
Figure skating Olympic and world silver medalists Zhang Dan (R) and Zhang Hao of China pose for a photo with the officer in charge of Turin winter universiade athletes' villiage after Chinese delegation's flag-rising ceremony in Turin, Italy, Jan,16,2007.The Chinese delegation for the 23rd World Winter Universiade held the flag-rising ceremony in the athletes'villiage.[Xinhua]
  Clijsters eases Zheng in HK event
  Top 10 Chinese athletes 2006
  Top Ten China sports news
  Flying among cities
  Artistict performance in Hefei
  Zheng, Yan advanced in China Tennis Championship
  China defeats Chinese Taipei to win women's basketball
Members of China's women's basketball team pose with their coach Thomas Maher (C) at the medal ceremony after winning the gold medal at the 15th Asian Games in Doha, December 14, 2006. [Reuters]
  Chinese red inflames Doha hurdles venue
Gold medallist and world record holder China's Liu Xiang (L) holds his national flag with compatriot silver medallist Shi Dongpeng after the men's 110m hurdles final during the 15th Asian Games in Doha December 12, 2006. [Reuters]
  Xue Fei takes women's 5000m gold
China's Xue Fei (L) reacts as she crosses the finish line ahead of Japan's Kayo Sugihara during the women's 5000m final at the 15th Asian Games in Doha December 11, 2006. Xue and Sugihara took the gold and silver medals respectively. [Reuters]
  Liu Xiang gears up for Asian Games
  Liu Hong won gold in women's 20km walk at Doha
  Chinese women in Doha rowing competition
  Chinese athletes and fans in Doha
  Swimming heats in Doha
  Chinese dominate in women's gymnastic all-round
  China gymnasts first open training in Doha
  Chinese paddlers sail into quarterfinals
  Chinese contigent arrives
Chinese basketball sensation Yi Jianlian is interviewed as he walks out of the Doha International Airport Tuesday, November 28, 2006. The Chinese sports delegation to the 15th Asian Games arrived Tuesday in Doha, capital of Qatar. [Xinhua]
  Chinese table tennis squad prepare for Asian Games
  China Olympic team prepares for Doha Games
  China lost to Qatar in Asian Games friendly soccer match
  Doha basketball spotlights
  Guo Jingjing comes to Nanjing for training
  Welcome to Doha Asian Games news centre
People visit 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games exhibition counter in the 15th Doha Asian Games media centre,Doha, captial of Qatar November 22,2006.The Games' media centre is open to the public November 15 to welcome the Doha Asian Games starting from December 1st,2006.[Xinhua]
  Shooting team gears up for Doha Games
Chinese shooting team undergo intensive training in Shanghai, China November 21,2006.The team is preparing for the upcoming Doha Asian Games to be held from December 1st to 15th. [Xinhua]
  Yao leads Rockets past Knicks
Yao had 26 points and nine rebounds in another strong game against the Knicks, and McGrady added 24 points in the Houston Rockets' 97-90 victory over New York. [Reuters]
  Chinese dominate in Mexico diving competition
  Rockets edged Bulls 101-100
Yao Ming (L) drives ball against Chicago Bulls center Ben Wallace in Houston November 16, 2006. Rockets edged Bulls 101-100. [Reuters]
  China beat Japan 3-0 for fifth place at volleyball worlds
China's Feng Kun dives as she saves the ball during their 5th-6th placed match aganist Japan at the final round of the FIVB women's Volleyball World Championship in Osaka, western Japan November 16, 2006. [Xinhua]
  Iraq hold China 1-1 in Asian Cup qualifying
Zhu Ting fires a shoot during China's Asian Cup 2007 qualifying match against Iraq. China were held 1-1 home as both teams qualified for the finals. [Xinhua]
  China gymnastics team prepares for Doha Games
Huang Xu of Chinese gymnstics team undergoes intensive training at General Administration of Sports of China November 14,2006. China gymnastics team is preparing for the upcoming Doha Asian Games to be held from December 1st to 15th.Top gymnasts including Li Xiaopeng,Huang Xu,Teng Haibin out of Asiad squad due to injuries have prepared for Gymnstics World Cup at the end of this year in Brazil held by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).[Xinhua]
  China prepares for Asian Cup qualifiers
China national team players train during an open session in the Helong Stadium, Changsha, Central China's Hunan Province, October 13, 2006. China play Iraq on October 15 in AFC Asian Cup preliminary rounds. [Xinhua]
  Yao outshines Shaq as Rockets cool Heat 94-72
  Liu Xiang prepares for Asian Games
Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang undergoes intensive training at Er'sha Island training base in south China's Guangdong Province November 10,2006.Liu Xiang is preparing for the upcoming Doha Asian Games to be held from December 1st to 15th. [Xinhua]
  National table tennis team warm-up training for Asian Games
Zhang Yining of China table tennis team plays a shot to her trail horse Hu Bingtao during a warmup game held in Xingtai, north China's Hebei Province.Zhang wins over Hu 3-1.The team is preparing for the Asian Games starting on this December 1 in Doha. [Xinhua]
  National basketball team train for Asian Games
Chinese national basketball team coach Lithuanian Jonas Kazlauskas (C) directs an open training session in Beijing on November 6, 2006. The team is preparing for the Asian Games starting on December 1 in Doha. [Xinhua]

  Zhang Dan & Zhang Hao lead in Skate Canada
Zhang Dan (top) and Zhang Hao compete in the pairs free skate during the Skate Canada figure skating competition in Victoria, British Columbia, November 3, 2006. They came in first in the competition. [Reuters]
  Skate Canada figure skating competition
China's Zhang Hao (L) and Zhang Dan compete in the pairs short program during the Skate Canada figure skating competition in Victoria, British Columbia November 2, 2006. [Reuters]
  China beat Dominica 3-1 at volleyball worlds
China's Yang Hao(L)attacks as a player of Dominican Republic blocks during their first round match at the FIVB women's volleyball world championships in Sapporo,Japan November,1,2006.China denied a late comeback by Dominican Republic to win 3-1.[]
  China to face Azerbaijan at volleyball worlds
Chinese women volleyball team head coach Chen Zhonghe answers the question raised at the press conference ahead of women's volleyball world championship at Sapporo,Japan October 30,2006.Chinese women's volleyball team will open its world championships against Azerbaijan Tuesday afternoon.[Xinhua]
  Yao in NBA pre-season games
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (L) passes around Houston Rockets center Yao Ming from China during their NBA pre-season basketball game in Miami, Florida October 25, 2006. [Reuters]
  China's gymnasts return home in triumph
  China continues gold run
Gymnast Zhang Nan of China competes on the beam during the women's apparatus final of the 39th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Arena in Aarhus, Denmark. [AFP]
  Chinese add three golds to double haul at gymnastics worlds
Medal winners in the women's vault event pose during the awards ceremony at the 39th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, October 20, 2006. China's Cheng Fei (C) won the gold, Alicia Sacramone (L) from the USA won the silver and Germany's Oksana Chusovitina took the bronze. [Reuters]
  Yang wins gold to confirm China's dominance
Gold medallist Yang Wei of China (C) stands on the podium during the national anthem of China following the men's individual all-around final at the 39th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, October 19, 2006. [Reuters]
  Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
Gymnasts from China celebrate their gold medal win in the women's team final at the 39th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, October 18, 2006. Team China won the gold while the U.S. won the silver and Russia the bronze. [Reuters]
  39th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
Gymnasts from China celebrate their gold medals win on the podium following the men's team final at the 39th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, October 17, 2006.
  Chinese at Gymnastics World Championships
An athlete from the China team performs on the beam as she practices for the Gymnastics World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, October 13, 2006.[Reuters]
  China beats Palestine to qualify for Asian Cup
Palestine's Abusidu Majed tries to control the ball near China's Mao Jianqing (R) during their Asian Cup 2007 Group E qualifying soccer match in Amman October 11, 2006. [Reuters]
  Cao Lei outshines Russians in Weightlifting Worlds
Cao Lei of China beat two Russians to win the gold medal at 268kg in the women's 75kg category in the world weightlifting championships in Santo Domingo October,5th,2006.[Xinhua]
  Lin Dan wins badminton world title
  Liu rallies to defeat Johnson at Shanghai Golden
Liu Xiang of China (L) and Allen Johnson of the U.S compete in the 110 meters hurdles during the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix athletics meet in Shanghai September 23, 2006.[Reuters]
  China tops IPC Athletics World Champs
  Mascot for 2008 Paralympics unveiled
  Pupils dreaming for 2008 diving contest
  'Mr. Samaranch and a Chinese girl'
  Qingdao International Regatta
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