China (CHN) en Marathon swag bags; soap/energy bar mixup; guess the rest <p>It's been reblogged many times but I just saw this:</p><p><a href=""><strong>Free soap leaves bad taste for Chinese athletes</strong></a><br />By News from Elsewhere... found by BBC Monitoring<br />25 March 2016</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2016 2000s 2010s China China (CHN) Earth energy bar goodie bag marathons soap Asia Sat, 26 Mar 2016 00:05:15 +0000 timv 1474 at China's Police Women on Inline Skates with Three Inch Heels for Backup Elegant Authority, Plus Checks with Stripes <p>Now for more silliness about skating police around the world. A few years back it was the Paris police, now we have candidates from China and Israel. We loves us some skating so don't gets us wrong, skating is great...but not necessarily the way to chase criminals. However, as a light and easy patrol with interactions with the friendly locals, sure, it could be great.&nbsp;</p><p>The China story is funny for the high heels and the Israel video is good to listen to for the stupid things the narrator says. I hahed at checks and stripes. Credit to eebee for earlier disgust at some of this topic before, making it stick in my brain better.&nbsp;</p><p><a href=";fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNHWb1qO5yfP46z0rWc6NKsBxMjScg&amp;url=">China's Cops On Rollerblades And High Heels - Weird Asia News (press release)</a> - </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2011 China (CHN) high heels inline skating Israel (ISR) outdoor police skating Tue, 16 Aug 2011 03:32:06 +0000 roadskater 1370 at China, South Korea, Netherlands Strong in Speed Skating at the Harbin World Winter Universiade (University Games) Photos <p> There's a whole lot of skating going on in Harbin (Haerbin) China. I've been following some of the stories and looking at photos this week, without a whole lot to say about it, since I don't know much about these young athletes.  </p> <p> Here's one way to find some good stuff... </p> <p> <a href=";t=1&amp;t1=0&amp;ss=&amp;ct=&amp;n1=speedskating" target="_blank">;t=1&amp;t1=0&amp;ss=&amp;ct=&amp;n1=speedskating</a> </p> <p> &nbsp; </p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">World Winter Universiade 2009 </span> <span class="locality">Harbin (Haerbin)</span>, <span class="region">Heilongjiang</span> <div class="country-name">China</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="45.751969">45° 45' 7.0884" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="126.696975">126° 41' 49.11" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Skate Races 2009 form ice China (CHN) Harbin (Haerbin) CHN ice speedskating indoor long track photographs skating speed speedskating websites world winter universiade (university games) short track 45.751969 126.696975 Thu, 26 Feb 2009 04:35:37 +0000 roadskater 944 at Inline and Ice Speedskater Joey Cheek in China for Darfur <p>While working on the site a bit I heard a story on NPR about George Clooney and Joey Cheek and others visiting Egypt and China in an effort to get some attention and aid for the refugees in the Darfur region of the Sudan. It is amazing how long we have let this go, myself included, without taking any real action. I am glad someone has time and focus to apply to this, and I am happy that a skater is converting fame to benevolent action. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2006 China (CHN) Egypt (EGY) ice skating inline skating Sudan (SDN) Sat, 16 Dec 2006 23:23:12 +0000 roadskater 349 at