"Living and training here every day, shut out from the outside world, the athletes were in low spirits. There was also a potential crisis because it was hard for them to fully mobilize themselves, so their training efficiency and their self-discipline were affected," he said, adding that public attention might help top athletes keep their motivation up.
"Some immoral agents disregarded professional ethics and lured young players and their guardians to sign with them," the open letter said.
BEIJING, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Friday announced a restart plan for international table tennis, with the Women's World Cup, the Men's World Cup and the ITTF Finals to be staged in China in November.
In the second half, Shanghai launched aggressive attack to pull one back, but their efforts turned out to be fruitless.
“I played incredible from tee to green for the first two rounds, but I missed too many putts from within 10 feet. In all honesty, I had three putts at the 13th hole today after being on the green in two – that was difference.“
PARIS, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Italy extended their two-year unbeaten run on Monday as Nicolo Barella scored the winning goal to help Roberto Mancini's side beat the Netherlands 1-0 in UEFA Nations League Group A1.
PARIS, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Belgian cyclist Wout Van Aert won the 7th stage of the 2020 Tour de France, a 168km ride from Millau to Lavaur, on Friday.
"I just don't know what to say, it was really close to a perfect moment," Vetter told World Athletics.
"In future, we hope to help more girls fulfill their footballing dreams," said Wang Shirui, vice-principal of No.4 High School. Enditem
NAIROBI, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan retired star Innocent Simiyu was on Tuesday reappointed as the head coach of Kenya's rugby sevens side.
Barys Nur-Sultan's players celebrate during the 2020-2021 Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) ice hockey match between Riga Dinamo and Barys Nur-Sultan in Riga, Latvia, Sept. 3, 2020. (Photo by Edijs Palens/Xinhua)