Tag: China

Zero COVID policy crushes China soccer dreams

Chinas dazzling stadiums without life and content

Gleaming football stadiums built for the Asian Cup may turn into “white elephants” after China withdrew as hosts, experts say, with President Xi Jinping’s World Cup dreams more remote than ever. The ‘France24’ stated that 10 Cities across China have sunk billions of dollars to build eight... » Read more

COVID pushes back Chengdu FISU games to 2023

World University Games Chengdu postponed again

The World University Games in Chengdu (Sichuan, China) have been postponed until 2023. With COVID-19 continuing to clobber China, health and safety concerns regarding the fatal respiratory disease were reportedly the reason for the postponement, with doubts over the Games coming following numerous... » Read more

Mercedes boss bats for China as next F1 hub

China to host more F1 races in the future

The Chinese Grand Prix is absent from the calendar for the third straight year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said Formula One can have a “strong footprint” in China and hopes it will one day host three races each season. The ‘Reuters’ stated that China is... » Read more

COVID throws off kilter Hangzhou Asian Games

Asian Games in China postponed

The Asian Games scheduled to take place in the Chinese City of Hangzhou in September this year have been postponed until 2023 because of the COVID-19 situation, the governing Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said on May 6th. The ‘Reuters’ stated that the 19th edition of the multisport Games,... » Read more

Striking Suoyuwan Stadium in shimmering glory

China stadium construction in Dalian well underway

A spectacular 63,000-capacity stadium – the Suoyuwan Stadium (China) – is all set to host the AFC Asian Cup in 2023. The ‘BDP’ stated that a modern home for the Chinese professional football club Dalian Pro FC and venue for the Asian Cup 2023 is located on the Northern edge of... » Read more

Kunshan Football Stadium construction work on

China Kunshan stadium construction update

Work is in progress on the Kunshan Football Stadium, about 60 kilometers from Shanghai (China), and the design has been lent by GMP Architekten. The stadium will host the 2023 AFC Asian Cup fixtures. The ‘Sport & Impianti’ stated that the construction of the sports arena began in 2021 and... » Read more

150,000 invited fans for Beijing 2022

China Olympics fan attendance

About 150,000 spectators are expected to be invited to attend events at the Beijing Olympics (China) in two of the three clusters of venues, organizers said on February 3rd. The ‘St. Louis Post Dispatch’ stated that plans to sell tickets to international visitors were scrapped last year because... » Read more

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