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English olive-ball game: Rugby in China

The Chinese word for Rugby is   英式 橄榄球 (yingshi gan lan qiu)ie: ‘English Olive-ball game’- obviously because the ball is the shape of an olive. It has not been a particularly popular game here compared with other Western sports such … Continue reading

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Play it as it lies – Golf in China

I’m not a golfer – are you? Here in China the popularity of the game of Golf has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few decades. But (and it is a very big but) in the minds of … Continue reading

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