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.
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 Ian horses around at the 2012 Longines Beijing Masters equestrian event; we ask locals what they think of the Stephon Marbury statue that was erected in front of the MasterCard Arena; we analyze the richest Chinese sports teams – and how they compare to some of the wealthiest teams in the U.S.; and the Women’s Boxing World Championships swing into the coast of China.
WEEKLY ROUND-UP, PART I
NBA: Celebrates Chinese New Year
CBA: Xinjiang wins sixth straight
FIS: Li Nina wins final Aerials WC
WORD ON THE STREET
Athletes becoming TV celebs?
WHAT IN THE WORLD?
48-hour igloo challenge
WEEKLY ROUND-UP, PART II
UCI: Chinese own Track Cycling WC
THE BIG FEATURE
Shanghai mulls bid for 2028 Olympics
Sochi2014: Wang injured, out of Games
Top 10: CBA Round 25