Most people have heard about Yao Ming, the famous basketball player, Liu Xiang, hurdle champion, and more recently Jeremy Lin, the NBA player with Chinese roots. Martial arts have received world-wide attention thanks to movie stars such as Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, and all eyes were on Beijing for the 2008 Olympics. But there is much more to know about sports in China, both in the past and the present. The articles below come from the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China and will help you and your students explore the world of sports and recreation in China beyond the headlines.