Chinese men's Olympic basketball team has arrived in Athens and
received a warm welcomed at the airport.
Chinese men's Olympic basketball team has arrived in Athens
while NBA all-star centre Yao Ming who is also China's flag bearer
at the Games received a warm welcomed at the airport. China Radio
International reported Friday.
The Chinese squad entered the Olympic village at 1 p.m. local
time after they finished registration.
The athletes ignored the fatigue factor and went straight into
training just two hours later.
Yao Ming, the most prominent Asian athlete at the Olympics in
Athens, became the focus of photographers in the court whose
cameras kept snapping and flashing.
Assistant coach Jonas Kazlauskas has not yet arrived in
The team's American coach Del Harris again declined to predict
his team's ranking in the Games, stressing that as long as they
play their best he will be satisfied.
(CRI online August 13, 2004)