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Andong Song welcomes the pressure of being the first Chinese player to be picked in NHL Draft

...started playing hockey on a smaller-than-normal rink in Beijing when his mother was trying to find him a sport. Once his talent...for the game," said Andong, whose brother still plays in Beijing. "But last year when I went back, it'd been like eight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-06-27/andong-song-welcomes-press
Carli Lloyd still making big plays for US women's soccer team

...Heroics are nothing new to Lloyd: She scored the winning goal in overtime to beat Brazil for the gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and scored both U.S. goals in the 2012 London Olympics final against Japan. She's the only player to score...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-28/carli-lloyd-still-making-big-play
Justin Gatlin sets meet record in 200-meter victory at US outdoor championships

...the world championships courtesy of his Diamond League title.He's now set up for a showdown in both events with Bolt in Beijing later this summer.There were several touching moments at nationals on the final day, things like Chaunte Lowe giving her...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-28/justin-gatlin-sets-m
IOC cites challenges for Almaty and Beijing bids for 2022 Winter Olympics

...Olympics, including pointed concerns over Beijing's air pollution and lack of natural...setting, natural snow and compact layout. Beijing was praised for its high-quality venues...back in listing drawbacks, notably for Beijing and its climate, heavy reliance on water...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-06-01/ioc-cites-challenges-alm
Baseball, softball up for consideration for 2020 Tokyo Games

...baseball and women's softball ? sports dropped after the 2008 Beijing Games ?was considered a favorite because of their popularity...Japan sent many of its top professional baseball players to Beijing.Organizers were eager to pick sports that have an appeal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-06-22/baseball-softball-consid
Trey Hardee among top dogs in decathlon at US championships

...These two share an agent, extreme work ethic and ? should everything go as planned ? a stage two months from now in Beijing at worlds."I don't need to check in with Ashton to know he's training hard," Hardee said in a phone interview from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-23/trey-hardee-among-to
Usain Bolt to compete Saturday at the site of his first world record

...execute. ... I'm just trying to work my way back into shape, work my way back up the ladder."I'm sure when I get to Beijing, I'll be ready to go."After worlds comes the even bigger stage: the 2016 Rio Olympics. Already the only man to win...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-12/usain-bolt-compete-saturday-site-
IOC approves new events for 2018 Winter Games

...propose the addition of one or more sports for their games.Baseball and softball - both out of the Olympics since the 2008 Beijing Games - are considered the favorites to be included in Tokyo because of their popularity in Japan. A final decision will be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-06-08/ioc-approves-new-events-
Yahoo closing last China operation in Beijing

BEIJING - Yahoo Inc. is closing its Beijing research and development center and leaving China in a new cost-cutting move.The company said Thursday the Beijing office's functions would be consolidated in other locations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-19/yahoo-closing-last-china-o
China's campaign to remove crosses alarms Christians

BEIJING - A Chinese province where authorities...expanding in China since the 1980s, when Beijing loosened its controls on religion.Estimates...edgy about its own rule.Last August, Beijing authorities called Christian pastors and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2015-05-08/chinas-campaign-remove-c