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中国参加冬奥会不应紧盯金牌

2008年北京奥运会,中国在比赛第一天拿下2枚金牌,第二天又将4枚金牌收入囊中。2012年伦敦奥运会,同样的故事继续上演,中国在比赛前两天内平均每天拿下6枚奖牌,其中一半是金牌。

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China’s Olympics: Day 1 review, Day 2 preview

Despite starting the second day of the figure skating team event in bronze medal position, a disastrous ice dance by Huang Xintong and Zheng Xun in the team competition saw China ranked last out of the ten teams, gaining just a single point. Zhang Kexin didn’t do much better in the ladies short program, ranking 7th and earning four points, meaning that China finished qualification in 7th overall and missed out on a place in the final by three points. Continue reading China’s Olympics: Day 1 review, Day 2 preview

China’s Olympics: Day 0 review, Day 1 preview

There was no actual sport on Friday February 7 in Sochi, but there was plenty of action, not least the opening ceremony, which kicked off at 20:14 local time. The Chinese team, led by figure skater Tong Jian, was described by one website as “reliably pleasant peppermint candies“. Here’s why:

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China’s Olympics: Day -1 review, Day 0 preview

The Sochi Olympics haven’t officially started yet, but three of the sports have already begun, with four Chinese athletes in action on Thursday February 6.

Ning Qin in action at the Sochi Olympics  Photo credit: Reuters
Ning Qin in action at the Sochi Olympics
Photo credit: Reuters

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