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The fallout to Sun Yang’s likely career-ending doping ban

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Coronavirus brings sports in China to a standstill

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Kobe Bryant’s death is top news in China, with one hashtag drawing 4 billion views

Kobe Bryant’s death on Sunday in a helicopter crash, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others, shook the sports…

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Chinese Basketball Association prepares for indefinite hiatus due to coronavirus

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature. As the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread across China, the Chinese sports world has…

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Chinese men’s volleyball fails to qualify for Olympics while the women dominate

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature. In Chinese team sports, it’s the women who usually outshine the men, and…

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One of the most-watched La Liga goals ever? Wu Lei scores against Barcelona

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2020 will be a big year in China sports. Here’s what to watch for

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature. The Tokyo Olympic Games as referendum Make no mistake, the pressure is on…

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From Daryl Morey to Sun Yang: The year in China sports

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature. 2019 has been a year to remember in China sports, though perhaps…

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