• Top 3 Chinese athletes at the Olympic Games

    With 6 Olympic medals each, we reveal the top 3 most decorated Chinese athletes in Olympic Games history. Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5 Find more about the Olympic Games at http://www.olympic.org/olympic-games Follow your favourite athletes on the Olympic Athletes Hub: http://hub.olympic.org/

    published: 28 Mar 2016
  • Look inside China’s secretive Olympic training camps

    With 400,000 children in special Olympic schools, China has the biggest mass recruitment and training programme in the world. Will it translate to medals in Rio 2016? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Check out Economist Films: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/ Follow The Economist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theeconomist Read our Tumblr: http://theeconomist.tumblr.com/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theeconomist/ Check out our Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/theeconomist/ Follow us on LINE: http://econ.st/1WXkOo6

    published: 22 Dec 2015
  • Footage: Chinese athletes fit shower curtain in Olympic Village

    China's Olympic team arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday ahead of next week's Games. But when members of the table tennis team inspected their bathroom at the Olympic Village, they found that the shower curtain was on the floor. So they installed it themselves - but it fell down repeatedly. The Olympic venues are up and running, but construction of the Olympic Village has proved to be more of a stumbling block. Blocked toilets, leaky pipes and exposed wires are just a few of the problems reported. Video from an athlete of Chinese table tennis team Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: ...

    published: 30 Jul 2016
  • The Hard Life of a Chinese Athlete | China Uncensored

    This is the cost in blood of China's lust for Olympic gold. Chinese athletes have a hard life of training in China. Take away from family, friends, even school, they train nonstop, often at the expense of an education or prospects for life after retirement. Jet Li and Yao Ming are some of the lucky ones. Others in China's fleet of gymnasts, weight lifters, sprinters, and swimmers come to a less happy ending. Subscribe for more China Uncensored: http://www.youtube.com/ntdchinauncensored Make sure to share with your friends! ______________________________ Want more China Uncensored? http://e.ntd.tv/NTDChinaUncensored Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChinaUncensored Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChinaUncensored Email: chinauncensored@ntdtv.com ______________________________ MOBILE LI...

    published: 08 Jul 2013
  • most beautiful Chinese athletes in Rio 2016

    most beautiful Chinese athletes in Rio 2016... 1-Liu Xiang 2- Zhao Linan 3-Hui Ruoqi 4-He Zi 5-Zhang Yue 6-Wang Qiang 7- He Wenna 8- Li Ling 8-Sydney McLaughlin 9- Sun Wenyan 10-Shu Siyao

    published: 10 Sep 2016
  • Inside China's gruelling sports schools

    Children as young as four spend up to 10 hours a day training to be the next Olympians at schools such as Chen Jinglun in the city of Hangzhou. Some go on to sporting stardom, but others have their hopes dashed. ITV News China Correspondent Debi Edward reports. Subscribe for more from the ITV News team: http://bit.ly/1KMJ3gG

    published: 03 Aug 2016
  • Meet China's Incredible Child Athletes

    China's Young Athletes (2008): Children with Olympic ambitions face a tough test in the race for glory. For similar stories, see: The Belgian Athletics Team's Extreme Olympic Training https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYoggnE4lL0 The Olympic Athletes Competing Under 'Refugee' Banner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHxunalAaCA The Human Cost Behind Beijing's Olympic Bid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tydfQ1IEuLI Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/4086 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: http...

    published: 07 Sep 2016
  • Inside China's sports schools in search for next Olympic star

    Inside China's sports schools in search for next Olympic star Heartbreaking images of a child crying have emerged from a children's school in China, a country where in the past, young children have been placed in schools designed to train future Olympic champions. It's one of many pictures captured in sporting schools across China of young children being put through gruelling training routines at ages as young as six. However, things are changing in the country as demographics shift as the country grows more prosperous and a larger focus is placed on different forms of education. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with only a sl...

    published: 19 May 2016
  • Chinese, Finnish Presidents Meet Winter Sports Athletes

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto met skaters' representatives from the two countries in Helsinki on Wednesday evening, with both sides pledging to enhance cooperation in winter sports. The athletes just attended the World Figure Skating Championships 2017, which ran from March 29 to April 2 in Helsinki, Finland. Xi congratulated Finland on hosting a successful sporting event and commended the athletes for their outstanding performance. He noted that sports exchange is an important bridge in promoting the China-Finland friendship, saying that China has a lot to learn from Finland as the Nordic country excels in winter sports. The two countries should take the opportunity of Beijing hosting the 2022 Winter Olympic Games to strengthen exchanges a...

    published: 05 Apr 2017
  • China's Soviet-Style Athletics

    The Beijing Olympics brought concerns from many groups that China's poor human rights record was being overlooked. However, they have also brought into China's state-run sporting system, and the often-disturbing lifestyles it imposes on its athletes. Here's more. STORY: Chinese Olympic diver Guo Jingjing won two gold medals at the Bejing Olympics, added to previous wins in Athens. But she suffers from a number of health issues, including eyesight problems rumored to be so severe that she can hardly see the diving board as she competes. She had announced plans to retire after this year's Games, but it's not clear whether she will ever recover her vision. The damage is said to be caused by her intense training. She began diving competitively at age six, before her retina were fully develop...

    published: 30 Aug 2008
  • The End of China’s Golden Olympic Dreams? | China Uncensored

    Despite high hopes, China has not brought home nearly as many Olympic gold medals as predicted. But that hasn't stopped Chinese athletes like Fu Yuanhui from standing out, however. Has this really been an Olympic "flop" for China? Find out on this episode of China Uncensored. Contribute! Join the China Uncensored 50-Cent Army! https://www.patreon.com/ChinaUncensored Subscribe for more episodes! https://www.youtube.com/NTDChinaUncensored Make sure to share with your friends! ______________________________ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChinaUncensored Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChinaUncensored Instagram: http://instagram.com/ChinaUncensored ______________________________ MORE EPISODES: China's Lust for Olympic Gold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo-OlIdg_pg The One Thing China'...

    published: 19 Aug 2016
  • Little Big Dreams (Gymnastic Documentary) - Real Stories

    Not even ten years-old, the youngest only three, some have even yet to learn how to tie their shoe laces. Others have never left their parents’ sides. But all of these children have left their hometowns to travel to a boarding school faraway to pursue a dream, the Olympic dream. Every year, the children look forward to the annual provincial competition, a platform for them to be selected by the national gymnastic squad to further their training. More than 100 children, aged between three and ten years come from all over China to the infamous Li Xiaoshuang Gymnastic School to live their dream. We hear from the parents, visit their homes and ask them what has motivated them to sacrifice their children’s childhood and to take them away from the heart of the family at such a tender age. Want ...

    published: 10 Oct 2015
  • 2015 IAAF World Championships: Chinese athletes eager to perform well at home

    The IAAF Congress was held just days ahead of the 2015 IAAF World Championships that begin on Saturday in Beijing. Nearly 3,800 athletes and coaches from more than 207 countries and regions are expected to take part in the event. The scale of the event and the numbers in attendance will set a new record as the largest ever in track and field events. With the chance to perform at home, Chinese athletes are getting in a last bit of training for winning the medals. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CCTVNEWSbeijing Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twit...

    published: 20 Aug 2015
  • Chinese Female Swimming Athlete shows cute emoticons in Rio Olympic - Bronze Medal winner

    Chinese Female Swimming Athlete shows cute emoticons in the interview - Bronze Medal at Rio Olympic

    published: 09 Aug 2016
  • President Xi Jinping meets with the Chinese athletes of Rio 2016 Olympics in Beijing

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and other senior leaders met the Chinese sports delegation at the Great Hall of the People on Thursday afternoon. Xi said the Chinese athletes and coaches have demonstrated the Olympic spirit and the spirit of Chinese sports with their brilliant performances at the Rio Olympic Games and they have brought glory to the country and helped raise the nation's confidence. Also present at the meeting were Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli, all members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee. The Chinese women's volleyball team put a perfect ending to China's Olympic campaign, beating Serbia 3-1 to win the coveted gold medal which China last won in 2004. C...

    published: 25 Aug 2016
  • Chinese Americans Reacting to The Most Lovable Athlete At The Rio Olympics Fu Yuanhui

    Update: Here's a working link to the bronze medal video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmYrbbsrh5Q (the first got taken down for some reason) The internet is going nuts over recent Olympic Bronze medalist Fu Yuanhui. It all started with her very animated and genuine reaction to her semi-final finish. She followed it up with another reaction to her third-place bronze finish in the 100m women's backstroke in Rio. Fu has become quite the internet sensation now back in China. Mike, Dan and Yi react to both Fu's semi-final and finals interviews. Check out our new toy channel: Asian's vs Angry Birds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5TryFI4Q9s More commentary and news every day: youtube.com/doublechennews Fu Yuanhui's semi-final interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn0nPGfH1HI ★↓F...

    published: 17 Aug 2016
Top 3 Chinese athletes at the Olympic Games

Top 3 Chinese athletes at the Olympic Games

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With 6 Olympic medals each, we reveal the top 3 most decorated Chinese athletes in Olympic Games history. Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5 Find more about the Olympic Games at http://www.olympic.org/olympic-games Follow your favourite athletes on the Olympic Athletes Hub: http://hub.olympic.org/
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Look inside China’s secretive Olympic training camps

Look inside China’s secretive Olympic training camps

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With 400,000 children in special Olympic schools, China has the biggest mass recruitment and training programme in the world. Will it translate to medals in Rio 2016? Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Check out Economist Films: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/ Follow The Economist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theeconomist Read our Tumblr: http://theeconomist.tumblr.com/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theeconomist/ Check out our Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/theeconomist/ Follow us on LINE: http://econ.st/1WXkOo6
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Footage: Chinese athletes fit shower curtain in Olympic Village

Footage: Chinese athletes fit shower curtain in Olympic Village

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China's Olympic team arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday ahead of next week's Games. But when members of the table tennis team inspected their bathroom at the Olympic Village, they found that the shower curtain was on the floor. So they installed it themselves - but it fell down repeatedly. The Olympic venues are up and running, but construction of the Olympic Village has proved to be more of a stumbling block. Blocked toilets, leaky pipes and exposed wires are just a few of the problems reported. Video from an athlete of Chinese table tennis team Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTVNEWS Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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The Hard Life of a Chinese Athlete | China Uncensored

The Hard Life of a Chinese Athlete | China Uncensored

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This is the cost in blood of China's lust for Olympic gold. Chinese athletes have a hard life of training in China. Take away from family, friends, even school, they train nonstop, often at the expense of an education or prospects for life after retirement. Jet Li and Yao Ming are some of the lucky ones. Others in China's fleet of gymnasts, weight lifters, sprinters, and swimmers come to a less happy ending. Subscribe for more China Uncensored: http://www.youtube.com/ntdchinauncensored Make sure to share with your friends! ______________________________ Want more China Uncensored? http://e.ntd.tv/NTDChinaUncensored Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChinaUncensored Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChinaUncensored Email: chinauncensored@ntdtv.com ______________________________ MOBILE LINKS China's New President Xi Jinping http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWW4cNocwkg Giant Scary Pornographic Building: China's New Propaganda HQ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKbndddW-wk Cute Chinese Kids Brainwashed into Killing Machines http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUMmklXluBg Jaw Dropping Propaganda http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmMvS3lgJBs Visit Your Parents or They'll Sue: New Law in China http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Iis02jLO_Q Uncensored Radio Signal to China Faces Destruction http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mLIe4r-4fs
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most beautiful Chinese athletes in Rio 2016

most beautiful Chinese athletes in Rio 2016

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most beautiful Chinese athletes in Rio 2016... 1-Liu Xiang 2- Zhao Linan 3-Hui Ruoqi 4-He Zi 5-Zhang Yue 6-Wang Qiang 7- He Wenna 8- Li Ling 8-Sydney McLaughlin 9- Sun Wenyan 10-Shu Siyao
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Inside China's gruelling sports schools

Inside China's gruelling sports schools

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Children as young as four spend up to 10 hours a day training to be the next Olympians at schools such as Chen Jinglun in the city of Hangzhou. Some go on to sporting stardom, but others have their hopes dashed. ITV News China Correspondent Debi Edward reports. Subscribe for more from the ITV News team: http://bit.ly/1KMJ3gG
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Meet China's Incredible Child Athletes

Meet China's Incredible Child Athletes

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China's Young Athletes (2008): Children with Olympic ambitions face a tough test in the race for glory. For similar stories, see: The Belgian Athletics Team's Extreme Olympic Training https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYoggnE4lL0 The Olympic Athletes Competing Under 'Refugee' Banner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHxunalAaCA The Human Cost Behind Beijing's Olympic Bid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tydfQ1IEuLI Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/4086 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures The young athletes of China have a great opportunity, the chance to win an Olympic medal in their home country. But with great opportunity, comes enormous pressure and the athletes are training hard. At No 6 Middleschool in Lanzhou, athletes have an exhausting regime. Training can start at 5:30am followed by 14 hours of school. Like many pupils, teacher and former student Mu came from a poor farming family. She strove to make her parents proud. “I wanted to train on the sports field until death.” The athletes hope that this will not only be their chance to compete in the Olympics, but also lead to a better future. Fire And Ice - Ref. 4086 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global
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Inside China's sports schools in search for next Olympic star

Inside China's sports schools in search for next Olympic star

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Inside China's sports schools in search for next Olympic star Heartbreaking images of a child crying have emerged from a children's school in China, a country where in the past, young children have been placed in schools designed to train future Olympic champions. It's one of many pictures captured in sporting schools across China of young children being put through gruelling training routines at ages as young as six. However, things are changing in the country as demographics shift as the country grows more prosperous and a larger focus is placed on different forms of education. China's sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals' table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with only a slight dip into second place behind the United States in London four years later. Fewer parents are willing to let their children endure gruelling training routines, leading to a fall in student numbers. Some schools have closed and others are adjusting the way they work. The number of sport schools is down from 3,687 in 1990, government numbers show. At Shanghai's No.1 Children's Sports School Pudong New Area where the change is unfolding, the school's party committee secretary, Huang Qin, said: 'In the 1980s and 1990s, schools like ours were extremely attractive'. '(But) parents are less willing now to send their child to sports schools The school's alumni include former Olympians such as hurdler Chen Yanhao and female footballer Xie Huilin.if they perform fairly well in exams...The source of students for sports schools has shrunk as society placed more importance on cultural education.' Debates about the continued relevance of the sports school system began to emerge around the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Huang and other schools said, as emerging tales of difficulties facing retired athletes jarred against rising expectations of education standards among China's booming middle-class. The country's declining birth rate as a result of China's one-child policy has not helped either, along with its cut-throat education system, which sees Chinese students spend twice as much time on homework a day compared to the global average. Beijing responded to these concerns in 2010 by issuing a new policy, known as document 23, ordering sport schools to improve teaching standards and to give more support to retired athletes. At the No.1 Children's Sports School Pudong New Area, Huang said it had improved its teacher training. Three years ago, it also relaxed a 40-year tradition of requiring its entire student cohort to study, train and live full-time on campus. Now, more than half of the school's 700 athletes study at other schools. Of its remaining 300 or so full-time students, about 10 percent live off-campus. Other schools like the Shanghai Yangpu Youth Amateur Athletic School, are going into kindergartens to advertise gymnastics as an after-school play time activity to parents. 'We call it happy gymnastics,' said principal Zhu Zengxiang. At Beijing's Shichahai, adorned with posters extolling the feats of ex-students turned Olympic champions, vice-head Zhang Jing said the school offered 'comprehensive development' and equipped athletes with the skills needed for life after sport. The Shanghai Sports School, whose alumni include former Olympic swimming champion Liu Zige, began in 2012 to reject athletes that did not pass its academic entrance exams, and tells parents it wants to use sports training to educate rather than as an end-goal, according to principal Sheng Maowu. 'A lot of sport schools are moving in this direction...but this is a painful process,' he said. 'At present the existing thought is that education and training are two different routes -- if you want to be a world champion you cannot study. This belief is wrong...and at the end of the day very few become champions.' The government does not publish student enrolment at its sports schools, but there are signs that the changing landscape has already begun to impact China's pool of sporting talent. In April, the China Sports Daily reported that the number of Chinese athletes training to be table tennis players had fallen by almost a quarter since 1987 to 23,266. 'In this changing situation, we must re-examine the traditional training system and model for competitive sports,' Liu Shaonong, head of the table tennis and badminton centre of China's General Administration of Sport, was quoted as saying. Reform, however, is proving slow to take root. In March, a government survey found that some schools inspected across nine cities and provinces did not spend enough money on education, and some local education departments paid little attention to making improvements in line with document 23, according to state media.
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Chinese, Finnish Presidents Meet Winter Sports Athletes

Chinese, Finnish Presidents Meet Winter Sports Athletes

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto met skaters' representatives from the two countries in Helsinki on Wednesday evening, with both sides pledging to enhance cooperation in winter sports. The athletes just attended the World Figure Skating Championships 2017, which ran from March 29 to April 2 in Helsinki, Finland. Xi congratulated Finland on hosting a successful sporting event and commended the athletes for their outstanding performance. He noted that sports exchange is an important bridge in promoting the China-Finland friendship, saying that China has a lot to learn from Finland as the Nordic country excels in winter sports. The two countries should take the opportunity of Beijing hosting the 2022 Winter Olympic Games to strengthen exchanges and cooperation in winter sports, thus promoting their respective sports development as well as the health of both peoples. Niinisto said that Finland is willing to share experiences and deepen cooperation with China in winter sports and games preparations. He added that Finland supports China in hosting a successful Winter Olympics. The Chinese duo of Sui Wenjing and Han Cong took gold in the pairs competitions at the just-concluded World Figure Skating Championships, while Jin Boyang of China won the men's singles bronze medal. http://www.cctvplus.com/news/20170406/8047189.shtml#!language=1 Subscribe us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CCTVPlus CCTV+ official website: http://www.cctvplus.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cctv-news-content Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsContent.CCTVPLUS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTV_Plus
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China's Soviet-Style Athletics

China's Soviet-Style Athletics

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The Beijing Olympics brought concerns from many groups that China's poor human rights record was being overlooked. However, they have also brought into China's state-run sporting system, and the often-disturbing lifestyles it imposes on its athletes. Here's more. STORY: Chinese Olympic diver Guo Jingjing won two gold medals at the Bejing Olympics, added to previous wins in Athens. But she suffers from a number of health issues, including eyesight problems rumored to be so severe that she can hardly see the diving board as she competes. She had announced plans to retire after this year's Games, but it's not clear whether she will ever recover her vision. The damage is said to be caused by her intense training. She began diving competitively at age six, before her retina were fully developed. Guo's fellow Olympic diver Chen Ruolin is 15 years old and weighs a just 66 pounds. Her state-appointed coach ordered her to skip dinner for one year leading up to the Games so she could stay thin and make a smaller splash when she hit the water. Such stories abound in a country where top-level athletes are usually chosen at extremely young ages, based on body type, and placed in intensive, state-run training programs to prepare them for eventual Olympic competition. They train all day, everyday in an environment many athletes in the West might consider harsh—or even abusive. But for those in China's athletic system, which is inspired by the Soviet Union, it's just the way of life demanded by the Communist Party. But not all of the athletes' suffering is physical. Gold-medal weightlifter Cao Lei was so cut-off from the outside world that no one told her that her mother was dying. She only found out two months after the funeral, and never had a chance to say goodbye. Gold-winner in judo Xian Dongmei said she had not been able to see her own 18-month-old daughter for over a year. While Olympians from other countries might speak of getting back to their normal lives after the Games, many Chinese athletes will be returning to the camps that have housed them since they were children, away from family and friends, and without the chance to develop any hobbies or outside interests. It is the price they pay in order to realize the Chinese Communist Party calls the "patriotic duty" of getting more gold medals than the United States. For more news and videos visit ➡ http://English.ntdtv.com Follow us on Twitter ➡ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ➡ http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C
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The End of China’s Golden Olympic Dreams? | China Uncensored

The End of China’s Golden Olympic Dreams? | China Uncensored

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  • Updated: 19 Aug 2016
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Despite high hopes, China has not brought home nearly as many Olympic gold medals as predicted. But that hasn't stopped Chinese athletes like Fu Yuanhui from standing out, however. Has this really been an Olympic "flop" for China? Find out on this episode of China Uncensored. Contribute! Join the China Uncensored 50-Cent Army! https://www.patreon.com/ChinaUncensored Subscribe for more episodes! https://www.youtube.com/NTDChinaUncensored Make sure to share with your friends! ______________________________ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChinaUncensored Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChinaUncensored Instagram: http://instagram.com/ChinaUncensored ______________________________ MORE EPISODES: China's Lust for Olympic Gold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo-OlIdg_pg The One Thing China's Winter Olympics Won't Have https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdemnIrzU20 The Hard Life of a Chinese Athlete https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6V0JH8sOcM 2020 Tokyo Olympics a Huge Mistake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48MT811vvIw US-China War Would Be “Ruinous” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_AJYN_NVkg China's Frustrated Nuclear Ambitions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmBhuTWcXE0
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Little Big Dreams (Gymnastic Documentary) - Real Stories

Little Big Dreams (Gymnastic Documentary) - Real Stories

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Not even ten years-old, the youngest only three, some have even yet to learn how to tie their shoe laces. Others have never left their parents’ sides. But all of these children have left their hometowns to travel to a boarding school faraway to pursue a dream, the Olympic dream. Every year, the children look forward to the annual provincial competition, a platform for them to be selected by the national gymnastic squad to further their training. More than 100 children, aged between three and ten years come from all over China to the infamous Li Xiaoshuang Gymnastic School to live their dream. We hear from the parents, visit their homes and ask them what has motivated them to sacrifice their children’s childhood and to take them away from the heart of the family at such a tender age. Want to watch more full-length Documentaries? Click here: http://bit.ly/1GOzpIu Follow us on Twitter for more - https://twitter.com/realstoriesdocs Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RealStoriesChannel Instagram - @realstoriesdocs Content licensed from Digital Rights Group (DRG). Any queries, please contact us at: realstories@littledotstudios.com Produced by ThreeSixZero
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2015 IAAF World Championships: Chinese athletes eager to perform well at home

2015 IAAF World Championships: Chinese athletes eager to perform well at home

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The IAAF Congress was held just days ahead of the 2015 IAAF World Championships that begin on Saturday in Beijing. Nearly 3,800 athletes and coaches from more than 207 countries and regions are expected to take part in the event. The scale of the event and the numbers in attendance will set a new record as the largest ever in track and field events. With the chance to perform at home, Chinese athletes are getting in a last bit of training for winning the medals. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CCTVNEWSbeijing Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTVNEWS Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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Chinese Female Swimming Athlete shows cute emoticons in Rio Olympic - Bronze Medal winner

Chinese Female Swimming Athlete shows cute emoticons in Rio Olympic - Bronze Medal winner

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Chinese Female Swimming Athlete shows cute emoticons in the interview - Bronze Medal at Rio Olympic
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President Xi Jinping meets with the Chinese athletes of Rio 2016 Olympics in Beijing

President Xi Jinping meets with the Chinese athletes of Rio 2016 Olympics in Beijing

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and other senior leaders met the Chinese sports delegation at the Great Hall of the People on Thursday afternoon. Xi said the Chinese athletes and coaches have demonstrated the Olympic spirit and the spirit of Chinese sports with their brilliant performances at the Rio Olympic Games and they have brought glory to the country and helped raise the nation's confidence. Also present at the meeting were Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli, all members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee. The Chinese women's volleyball team put a perfect ending to China's Olympic campaign, beating Serbia 3-1 to win the coveted gold medal which China last won in 2004. China swept 26 gold, 18 silver and 26 bronze medals at Rio, ranking among the top three on the medal or gold medal tally. "You have written a new chapter in Chinese sports history," Xi told the Chinese delegation. Xi praised the Chinese Olympians for being "goodwill envoys" during their exchanges with athletes from all over the world, as well as with international sports organizations. He also hailed the Chinese Olympians as great athletes with sporting morals and role models for the Chinese youth. The Chinese president also praised those athletes who didn't win medals but had tried their best. On the Chinese women's volleyball team, Xi said: "The whole nation is excited at China's first volleyball gold in 12 years. "The Chinese women's team feared no one and played to their best." Xi also urged Chinese to host "fantastic, extraordinary and excellent" Winter Olympics and Paralympics in 2022. "I hope Chinese will take the preparation for and hosting of the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics as a great opportunity to advance our sports development," he said. The president concluded his speech with well-known slogans;" Go athletes! Go Team China! Go China!"
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Chinese Americans Reacting to The Most Lovable Athlete At The Rio Olympics Fu Yuanhui

Chinese Americans Reacting to The Most Lovable Athlete At The Rio Olympics Fu Yuanhui

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Update: Here's a working link to the bronze medal video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmYrbbsrh5Q (the first got taken down for some reason) The internet is going nuts over recent Olympic Bronze medalist Fu Yuanhui. It all started with her very animated and genuine reaction to her semi-final finish. She followed it up with another reaction to her third-place bronze finish in the 100m women's backstroke in Rio. Fu has become quite the internet sensation now back in China. Mike, Dan and Yi react to both Fu's semi-final and finals interviews. Check out our new toy channel: Asian's vs Angry Birds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5TryFI4Q9s More commentary and news every day: youtube.com/doublechennews Fu Yuanhui's semi-final interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn0nPGfH1HI ★↓FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!↓★ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doublechenshow?fref=ts Instagram: http://instagr.am/Mikexingchen http://instagr.am/Gibbiedeano Twitter: http://twitter.com/Mikexingchen http://twitter.com/Dandoublechen http://twitter.com/Yi_yang1029 Snapchat: Mikeychenx Snappydanno Periscope: Mikexingchen Dandoublechen Get tickets to the best show on earth!!! https://www.shenyunperformingarts.org/
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