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.
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.
A look into how China is planning on revamping football, which athletes from what sports dominated the nominations at CCTV annual awards, A flavor of wacky and fun ethnic sports you’ve never seen before including ‘Girl Chasing and fire snatching,’ Chinese locals share their thoughts on which Olympic event should be dropped, the story and reactions from fan after the CBA shut down their website.
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.