Sports / Newsmakers

Zheng wakes up long enough to win

2016-08-22 07:45

To win a gold medal in taekwondo without doing much fighting is an accomplishment.

What are Chinese more glad to see than gold medals?

2016-08-22 14:41

Winning gold medals does not mean everything anymore in China. Gold medalist or not, Fu Yuanhui and Sun Yang, or Qin Kai and He Zi are all representatives of Chinese new generation players. With their praiseworthy performances on the field and charisma off the field, it seems everybody wants to hear their stories and root for them.

MVP Zhu still 'just an ordinary farm girl'

2016-08-22 07:45

Nine years ago, Zhu Ting had a choice to make.

Golden Neymar finds redemption

2016-08-22 07:45

Just two weeks ago, Brazil fans were questioning Neymar's commitment to the Olympic team.

Farah conquers fatigue en route to historic double

2016-08-22 07:45

His legs were tired, but Britain's Mo Farah produced blistering pace in the final straight to become the first man in 40 years to retain the two Olympic distance titles.

Semenya's easy win rekindles testosterone debate

2016-08-22 07:45

It was predicted, but that didn't make it any less impressive - or any less contentious.

Contrite Lochte apologizes to Brazil

2016-08-22 07:45

US swimmer Ryan Lochte said he overexaggerated what happened at a Rio gas station, while acknowledging his "immature behavior" got him and three teammates into trouble in the final days 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.

Chef de mission hails spirit of Chinese athletes at Rio

2016-08-22 09:25

Chef de Mission of China Liu Peng told a press conference that the spirit of the Chinese athletes moved and motivated a lot though less medals achieved in Rio.

Coach 'shaped' Chinese women's team: Former global volleyball head

2016-08-21 16:15

Wei Jizhong, the honorary life president of Federation International de Volleyball, praised the greatness of Lang Ping, head coach of China's women's volleyball team.

President of Irish Olympic Committee jailed in Brazil

2016-08-20 15:28

The president of the Irish Olympic Committee, Patrick Hickey, was jailed on Friday in Rio de Janeiro for allegedly forming an illegal ring to sell Olympic tickets.

Social media reshaping fans' access

2016-08-20 08:09

Social media have reshaped the way fans stay connected to stars and action at the Olympics by providing intimacy and immediacy like never before.

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