‘Worse than Russia’: how the Chinese doping scandal left Wada fighting for its survival

Twenty-three Chinese swimmers failed drug test before Tokyo Olympics – AP/Petr David Josek With 10 weeks to go until the first race in Center Aquatique Olympique, the swimmers have serious doubts about whether they will start from the same starting blocks. An atmosphere of paranoia reigns in pool changing rooms and governing body offices following … Read more

A Wimbledon-style expansion plan could save the Crucible’s snooker future

Building the ‘Billiardroom’ next to the Crucible could save the World Snooker Championship for Sheffield – James Burland Architect Saudi Arabia could help fund a multi-million pound expansion of The Crucible, or the building of a new home for the world championship – rather than poaching the event – Barry Hearn has revealed. This year’s … Read more

what are China’s ambitions and why is the US so concerned?

The escalating rivalry between the world’s two most powerful countries, which has spread across the globe in recent years, has now expanded beyond the earthly, into the realms of the heavenly. As China has become deeply embroiled in strategic competition with the US – while heading towards outright hostilities with other regional neighbors – Washington’s … Read more

China launches Chang’e 6 lunar probe, sparking the space race

WENCHANG SPACE LAUNCH SITE, China — China launched an unmanned lunar spacecraft Friday in a unique mission to bring back samples from the far side of the moon, the latest step in a rapidly advancing Chinese space program that is boosting competition with the United States and others. Chang’e 6 lifted off on time at … Read more

China’s lunar probe is ready for launch as the space race with the US intensifies

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter which explores what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it affects the world. China will launch an unmanned lunar mission on Friday that aims to return samples from the far side of the moon for the first time, in a potentially … Read more

China’s lunar probe is ready for launch as the space race with the US intensifies

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter which explores what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it affects the world. China will launch an unmanned lunar mission on Friday that aims to return samples from the far side of the moon for the first time, in a potentially … Read more

This Chinese virologist shared crucial Covid-19 data. Then his research encountered obstacles

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter which explores what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it affects the world. In the early days of 2020, as science sought answers to a mysterious virus outbreak in central China, a prominent Chinese virologist stepped forward to share crucial data … Read more

This Chinese virologist shared crucial Covid-19 data. Then his research encountered obstacles

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter which explores what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it affects the world. In the early days of 2020, as science sought answers to a mysterious virus outbreak in central China, a prominent Chinese virologist stepped forward to share crucial data … Read more