Welcome to East West Sports! In our first episode we look at how Li Na’s French Open victory has impacted tennis in China, some of the NBA’s best players sign in the Chinese basketball league, and we look at the funniest sports video of the week.
East West sports looks at how the growing relationship between China and Australia has benefited Chinese swimmers, What rising basketball player is trying to become the next Yao Ming, How the opening rounds of the ShenZhen Open is shaping up and our top 3 picks of Chinese athletes for this week.
In this week's episode, we take a look at one of Beijing's most promising youth sports programs, Sports Beijing. The controversy in the Chinese Super League continues as Shanghai Shenhua appoint Nicolas Anelka as their new player-manager. And we ask Beijingers what they think of the low number of Olympic athletes China is sending to London.
In this week’s episode Ian has some fun in the sun at a Swatch World Tour beach volleyball tournament in Beijing; with the London Olympics fast approaching, locals share their fondest memories of the Beijing Olympics four years ago; Olympic qualifying events are well underway, including one taking place on a blue field; and China’s first-ever sports league on water kicks off.
This week BON’s Sophia Tsang takes a break from the more physical sports and gives her brain a workout at the 2nd World Mind Games in Beijing; locals share their sports-related Christmas wishes, including one for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett; wushu tries to become an Olympic sport; and we count down the top 10 Chinese athletes of 2012.