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China Sports Weekly (8.7-8.13)

Xinhua
13 Aug 2022, 20:18 GMT+10

BEIJING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Here are the latest Chinese sports headlines over the past week:

1. China celebrates 14th National Fitness Day

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A variety of sporting events and fitness programs were held across China to promote a healthy lifestyle on Aug. 8, the 14th National Fitness Day.


2. Wu Lei returns to Shanghai Port

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Spanish La Liga club Espanyol confirmed that Chinese international striker Wu Lei is leaving the club to return to China. The 30-year-old will join Shanghai Port, where he played before moving to Spain and scored 151 goals in 296 league appearances.


3. Zheng Qinwen reaches her first WTA 1000 quarterfinal

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China's rising star Zheng Qinwen reached her first WTA 1000 quarterfinals after beating former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 at the National Bank Open in Toronto.


4. 2022 BRICS Games to be held online in September

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Athletes from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will compete online at the 2022 BRICS Games, which are to be held from September 1 to 30. The 2022 BRICS Games features breakdancing, chess and Wushu (Chinese martial arts) as medal events and yoga, dragon and lion dance, dragon boat racing, Brazil jiu-jitsu, sambo and dibeke as demonstration events.


5. Chinese Football Association (CFA) looks into suspicion of match-fixing in U15 game

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The game under investigation was played between Guangzhou and Qingyuan in the under-15 men's final of the Guangdong Provincial Games on Sunday, in which several Qingyuan players looked unusually sluggish between the 68th and 81st minutes, allowing the opposition to score four goals in a 13-minute span to win 5-3.


6. Beijing Guoan FC head coach Xie Feng resigns

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Beijing Guoan player Liu Guobo communicates with coach Xie Feng (L) on the sidelines during a match.

Beijing Guoan FC head coach Xie Feng resigned after the team was routed 5-1 by Wuhan Three Towns FC in CSL.

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