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U.S. China News 2012.07.31

Tue, July 31, 2012

China, US both 2-of-2 in diving at London Olympics
Yahoo! Sports
China will be heavily favored for another synchro gold Tuesday in women’s platform, when defending champion Chen Ruolin teams with Wang Hao, the duo that won at last year’s world championships. The U.S. failed to qualify a team for that event, but any
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Chinese deny Ye doping, Phelps chases record
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – China has vehemently rejected suggestions by an American coach that doping might be behind the astonishing performance of a Chinese swimmer as Michael Phelps, himself a former teen pool prodigy, bids to become the most
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Olympics-Chinese deny Ye doping, Phelps chases record
Reuters
U.S. coach questions Ye’s ‘unbelievable’ swim. * China says Ye has previous form, ‘zero tolerance’ on drugs. * Others urge recognition for Ye in absence of proof. * Germany win first golds, in eventing; Britain second. * Phelps going for 18th and 19th medals
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Doubts surface on China’s Ye Shiwen
FOXSports.com
US ATTACKS CHINA OVER DRUGS ROW SUPERGIRL SWIMMER.” John Leonard, the American head of the World Swimming Coaches Association but, as USA Swimming quickly pointed out, not a member of the U.S. Olympic delegation, called the
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IOC defends China’s teenage swim sensation
U.S. News & World Report
By ANDREW DAMPF and JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press. LONDON (AP) — Olympic organizers and swimming’s governing body leapt to the defense of China’s world record-breaking teen sensation Ye Shiwen on Tuesday, with the sport’s president
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Unease, anger as Chinese swimmer fights doping doubts
Reuters
But he added: “We know that doping had been active in China – I stress had been. We don’t know that now, but that means there’s always going to be suspicion.” Jim Ferstle, a U.S. journalist who is an expert on the subject of doping, agreed. “China’s history of
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China says US report describing restrictions on global religious freedom is full of
Washington Post
BEIJING — China said Tuesday that a U.S. report describing repression of religion in China and elsewhere is a political tool based on groundless accusations that displays Washington’s arrogance and ignorance. The annual State Department report released
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IOC defends China’s Ye Shiwen
ESPN
What does our suspicion of Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen say about us as sports fans? Wayne Drehs takes a closer look. Story. Adams said the top five athletes in each event, plus two others, are tested as part of “a very, very strong drug-testing program, and
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Chinese doctor drags Michael Phelps into doping speculation
Los Angeles Times
But the next move in the swim pool tat-for-tat war of words between the United States and China was truly bizarre and strangely out of focus, as a former Olympic doctor from China promptly decided to throw Michael Phelps and his 14 gold medals under the
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Coaches downplay Chinese doping speculation
SI.com
LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Doping speculation swirling around Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen is unfair and may be triggered as much by where she comes from as her remarkable performances in the Olympic pool, rival team coaches said on Tuesday.
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From first to worst feeling
Chicago Tribune
Danell Leyva cried at the end, when the U.S. men’s gymnastics team finished a disappointing fifth, well out of medal contention after what had seemed a triumphant beginning at the Olympics two days before. From sixth to first, that’s what the Chinese did.
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China’s Olympic successes in London a hit at home
USA TODAY
Four years after Beijing hosted the Summer Games, when China first broke the USA’s stranglehold on the gold medal podium, Chinese are celebrating with joy but little surprise at the nation’s renewed gold rush in London. The rising tally offers further
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London Olympics: US skeptical of Chinese swimmer’s performances
Los Angeles Times
LONDON — As a top American swimming official described Chinese phenom Ye Shiwen’s performance as “impossible,” one of the U.S. swimmers scheduled to oppose her for a medal Tuesday stopped just short of calling for an investigation. Ye set a world
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China Says Olympic Doping Accusations Unfair
Voice of America
China’s anti-doping chief says it is unfair to single out Chinese athletes, after a top U.S. coach and others expressed concerns about the world record-shattering performance of a Chinese swimmer at the London Olympic games. “I think it is not proper to single
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China criticizes US report on religious freedom
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Print · E-mail. The Associated Press. BEIJING — China criticized the U.S. for its annual report on global religious freedom Tuesday, calling it a political tool based on groundless accusations that displayed Washington’s arrogance and ignorance.
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China Dismisses US Religious Freedom Report
Voice of America
China’s state media are lashing out at the United States for releasing a report saying that religious freedom deteriorated in China in the past year. In its annual report on international religious freedom, the State Department on Monday designated China as
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London Olympics: Disappointment for US men’s gymnastics team
Los Angeles Times
China scored 275.997 points Monday to win its second straight men’s team gold medal and its third in the last four Olympics, with a performance that was a complete reversal from a startling sixth-place finish in team qualifications. Favored Japan took silver,
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US officials try not to inflame Ye Shiwen doping allegations
Los Angeles Times
LONDON — As doping allegations raged about Chinese phenom Ye Shiwen, United States swimming officials scrambled Tuesday to distance themselves from the story. John Leonard, the Florida-based executive director of the World Swimming Coaches
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Olympic doping flap after China swimmer’s win
CBS News
At least, that was the ideal. Now, it appears to be about competing sponsorships. In the latest medals count: The U.S. and China are tied for the lead with 17 overall, followed by Japan, with 11, followed by Italy and France. China has the most gold medals, with
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Olympics-Phelps seeks medal record as doping row flares
Reuters
(Updates with comments on Ye Shiwen from swimmers and U.S. coach). By Kevin Liffey. LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Top swimmers cautioned against assumptions of doping as a debate over the astonishing performances of a Chinese swimmer threatened
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China climbs over US to grab gymnastics gold
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The U.S. vision of gold dissolved into a fifth-place finish as a flurry of errors, including Orozco’s fall on vault and his shaky pommel horse routine, kicked off an afternoon of surprises at North Greenwich Arena. China rose up from a poor preliminary performance
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Shiwen: ‘Chinese athletes are clean’
Washington Post (blog)
Chinese athletes are clean,” Ye told reporters late Monday. “The Chinese team is extremely strict on doping control, so I can assure you that is not an issue with us.” But John Leonard, the longtime head of the World Swimming Coaches Association, created a
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US probe into Chinese client deals fresh challenge to Deloitte
Reuters
(Reuters) – A U.S. probe into the accounts of one of China’s largest private education providers is a fresh challenge to its auditor Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, which has run into more problems with New York-listed Chinese clients than other Big Four auditing
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Chinese Media Criticizes US Religious Freedom Report
Voice of America (blog)
Chinese state media criticized a U.S. report on worldwide religious freedom, saying the release is “counterproductive.” The state-run Xinhua news agency said in a commentary Tuesday that the report is a “political tool” and that the United States is imposing
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France’s Agnel Again Outswims Lochte, Chinese Men Win Gymnastics
San Francisco Chronicle
China maintained its lead in the medals standings by winning in men’s team gymnastics and men’s synchronized 10-meter platform diving. After three full days of competition, China has nine golds among its 17 medals. The U.S. also has 17 medals, five of
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China’s Ye Shiwen raises doping suspicion with ‘impossible’ win
Chicago Sun-Times
“End of story. Ye Shiwen deserves recognition for her talent.” It is not the end of the story, of course. Ye is the favorite to win the 200 IM Tuesday night. Given swimming’s dirty history and China’s record of cheating, some of us will hold off on the cheering.
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Terror, China’s reach top Clinton agenda in Africa
U.S. News & World Report
She will start the tour in Senegal, where U.S. officials say she will give a speech warning African states about the potential perils of Chinese investment, which many development experts claim enriches China at Africa’s expense. She will say that proper
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US women roll to gold in gymnastics
Boston.com (blog)
The US women’s gymnastics team won its first gold medal at an overseas Games Tuesday evening, destroying the Russians by more than 5 points (183.596-178.530) as the Chinese defending champions finished fourth behind Romania. Needham native Aly
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China Dominates Men’s Gymnastics; France, US Win Swimming Gold
Voice of America (blog)
The third full day of competition at the London Summer Olympics has ended, with China dominating men’s gymnastics and leaving the highly touted U.S. team empty-handed. China overcame a disastrous qualifying round to win the men’s gymnastics
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U.S. men fly off course to finish fifth, China wins gymnastics gold
KSBY San Luis Obispo News
Well this wasn’t in the script. These five American men have been dreaming of winning an Olympic medal since they were probably eight years old. Over the last year, they probably began envisioning it might even be gold. Their performance at last year’s
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2012 Olympics: US Coach Casts Doping Doubt on Chinese Swimmer’s World
Bleacher Report
For the first time at the 2012 Summer Olympics, the validity of an athlete’s performance has been called into question. Ye Shiwen, a 16-year-old Chinese swimmer, shattered the world record in the women’s 400-meter individual medley on Saturday, but one
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China wins gold; US men’s gymnastics place fifth
Washington Post
Jul. 31, 2012 – The Chinese men won their second straight Olympic title and third in four games. Their score of 275.997 points was more than four points better than Japan, which needed help from a DVR to finish second. (/Associated Press) Correction:
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China’s ‘incredible’ Ye denies doping allegations
CNN
Chinese athletes are clean,” Ye told reporters late Monday. “The Chinese team is extremely strict on doping control, so I can assure you that is not an issue with us.” The 16-year-old world champion set a new Olympic pace for the 200-meter individual medley
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Olympic organizers, swimming president defend China’s teen sensation from
Washington Post
John Leonard, head of the American Swimming Coaches Association but not a member of the U.S. Olympic staff, was among those openly questioning Ye’s legitimacy. The Guardian newspaper quoted him as saying the last 100 of her race “was reminiscent
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Olympics Medal Count: US, China Tied after Day 3
BostInno (blog)
After three days of intense Olympic competition, it’s time to start evaluating which country is producing the best, or at least the most, elite summer athletes. That’s right, it’s time for to look at the 2012 Olympic medal count. Yes, the medal count is frowned upon
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2012 London Olympic Medal Count: U.S Gymnastics Gold Ties China For Lead
SB Nation
China’s surprising prowess in the pool has been one of the storylines of the Olympics. But it’s the traditional Chinese dominance in diving that has been their bread and butter in London, and another gold medal on Tuesday morning propelled the Chinese to
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Doping Suspicions About Gold-Medal Swimmer Trigger Angry Response in China
TIME
Ye beat her own personal best by five seconds and swam the final 50-m quicker than Ryan Lochte, the American winner of the men’s event, prompting John Leonard, an American who is the executive director of the World Swimming Coaches Association,
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China Hits Back At ‘Biased’ Claims That Swimmer Ye Shiwen Was Doping
Business Insider
China’s anti-doping chief has hit back at “biased” suspicions about the extraordinary triumph of the teenage gold medallist Ye Shiwen. “I think it is not proper to single Chinese swimmers out once they produce good results. Some people are just biased,” Jiang
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U.S. winners overshadowed by negativity at London Games
Detroit Free Press
With the demise of the Big-Red-Machine Soviet Union, the United States has won the overall medal count at every Summer Games since 1996 in Atlanta, although China won more golds (51-36) at its home-game Olympics in 2008, and seems to be trending
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China wins 2nd straight gold, U.S. takes fifth
Vineland Daily Journal
The Chinese won their second straight Olympic title and third in four games Monday, making fools of everyone who wrote them off after a dismal performance in qualifying. “After getting up from bed I thought we were going to win it,” said Chen Yibing, one of
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Hard fall for US as men’s gymnastics team slips to fifth in finals
MiamiHerald.com
Not nearly enough. The United States finished fifth, a step back from its third-place finishes at the 2008 Olympics and 2011 world championships. China performed with effortless precision on its last four rotations to win its second Olympic gold medal in a row.
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China rejects US report on religious freedom
CBS News
BEIJING — China has rejected the latest U.S. report on religious freedom as arrogant and ignorant, saying it is based on rumors and groundless allegations. A commentary published Tuesday by the official Xinhua News Agency said the report was “continuing
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Army sergeant acquitted of negligent homicide in soldier’s suicide
Reuters
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) – A military jury found a U.S. Army sergeant not guilty on Monday of negligent homicide in the death of a ChineseAmerican soldier who officials say killed himself in Afghanistan after enduring hazing and racial
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