With more than 1.4-billion people and a rapidly expanding middle class, China is a potentially massive sports market. While sports like soccer and basketball are played widely across the country, it has just more than 1,000 registered hockey players, according to the International Ice Hockey Federation. But with the Winter Olympics coming to Beijing in 2022, the Chinese government has committed to the development of winter sports across the country.
The style of hockey Du’s Chinese teammates played was a product of that second lost era. The Sharks could pass and shoot, Du says, but the fundamental understanding of team systems just didn’t exist. They had to practice their pre-game warm-up routine, because the players weren’t familiar with shooting drills like the horseshoe — standard fare for minor-hockey teams in North America. Concepts like back-checking didn’t exist, says Flaherty. But slowly Eisler helped bring structure.
The myth of Icarus was on Bryan Fogel’s mind long before he picked up a camera to shoot his first-person account of how to get away with doping in professional sports. After watching the long fall of Lance Armstrong, who cheated his way to seven Tour de France wins, Fogel — a filmmaker and avid cyclist — conjured the idea of putting himself through a performance-enhancing drug regime to prove just how easy it is for an athlete to cheat the system.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".