Chinese Runners Allegedly Revealed State-Sponsored Doping In 1995, IAAF Suspicious

In 1993, the Chinese women’s track team ran crazy; they set insane world records, times so fast, over such a range of distances with almost no recovery in between that, well, they were widely believed to be dirty. The women themselves admitted doping in 1995, but we’re just seeing the evidence now. The South China…

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Chinese Club's Enormous Bid For Oscar Shows China Is Serious About This Shit

If all the mid-tier European-quality players the Chinese Super League has bought this transfer window haven’t hammered home just how serious the league is about getting really good really fast, and if the purchase of potential top-end talents like Jackson Martínez and Alex Teixeira for gobs of money also failed to…

Holy Shit, A Chinese Team Just Bought Jackson Martínez For So Much Money

Look, Chinese teams flexing their newfound financial muscle by snatching up a handful of the best performers from the Brazilian league every season, or even by buying some very good though out of favor European players like Gervinho and Ramires is one thing. But breaking the bank for a striker on one of the best teams…

Don’t Look Now, But China’s Buying Up A Lot Of Good Players

While the stupid money Tianjin Quanjian threw around in hopes of luring Alexandre Pato to China’s second division were shocking enough, they weren’t actually all that much of an outlier. China’s soccer teams have quietly been vacuuming up talent at exorbitant costs for a while now, and with a raft of established,…

Alexandre Pato Turns Down Crazy Money From Second-Tier Chinese Club, Pissing Off Current Employers

Remember Alexandre Pato? Once one of the most heralded young strikers in the world, the former AC Milan forward has spent the past few years back in his native Brazil, seeking to rekindle some of that old spark and prove to bigger clubs that he’s fit and in form enough to earn another crack at the big leagues.

Abby Wambach Exits To Standing Ovation As USWNT Lose At Home For First Time Since 2004

Abby Wambach left her final United States Women’s National Team game tonight to a thunderous standing ovation, but was unable to score the storybook goal her teammates were so desperately trying to assist. The USWNT’s 1-0 loss to China in New Orleans—coming at the end of their long World Cup victory tour—was their…

The Unlikely True International Story of the Man Called Orange Brother

Li Hongjun did not usually take selfies. But out in the orange grove, he was not in his usual state of mind. It was early February, and the lunar New Year was approaching. It’s considered good luck to set out a bowl of oranges during the Chinese holiday, so Li, figuring he could use some luck, decided to buy some for…

China has some of the most insane traffic jams on this planet

Hell. Pain. Agony. Anger. Madness. To the point where you just start punching your steering wheel and try to rip off your car’s roof and scream until your forehead and neck veins burst and then cry like a crazy person. That’s what it must feel like going through this insane traffic jam just outside of Beijing, China.…

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Hao Wei Sent Off As Chinese Manager Caught Pushing Up On Opponent

Things got weird in the final minutes of today’s China-New Zealand match as Chinese manager Hao Wei earned an ejection for interfering with a Kiwi player who was attempting a throw-in. All China needed under the circumstances was a draw to advance, and they got it; one can reasonably assume Hao was trying to waste…

The Best Restaurant in the World Is: Disney's Epcot Theme Park

For the past year, Rich Juzwiak and Caity Weaver have scoured New York in search of the city’s greatest restaurant. This spring, the authors expanded their quest into a global hunt: the search for the Best Restaurant in the World. Due to time and budget constraints, it was determined that the most efficient method to…