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WILDCARDS #10: CHINA / SPORTS

By Markus, 10. December 2013

Our daily WILDCARD explores the topic of Sports in China. Learn more about national heroes, sport schools, the future of sports in China and more…

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EXCERPT:

National Heroes

From an amateur perspective, sport in China is about the unification of a healthy body and mind.
At a national level, the pride and success of a nation is more important than that of individual success. The Chinese people demand that their athletes succeed.

Start em Young

Children as young as four are sent to sport schools away from home to train.

Swing into New Things

While interest in traditionally popular sports such as badminton and table tennis is staying steady, there is a huge growth of interest in sports such as tennis and golf. The latter becoming increasingly popular due to the rise of the middle class as well as more accessibility to golf courses in China.

Interesting Fact

The Chinese Football Association was only founded in 1924. However, centuries before (Warring States Period (476 – 221 B.C.), the nation had a thriving sport that had striking resemblances to the modern game. Going by the name of Cuju (蹴鞠) – which literally translates as “kick ball with foot”. 

 

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