China’s Sun wants own professional agency team

China's Sun Yang reacts after winning the gold in the men's 1500m freestyle final with a world record during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre(Reuters) – China's double Olympic swimming gold medalist Sun Yang is planning a quiet revolution by freeing himself from the state-run system and choosing his own commercial agency. The 20-year-old shot to fame by winning two gold medals at this year's London Games and is well on his way to becoming one of his country's most recognizable – and richest – athletes. "I don't have my own professional agency team. But it's my wish," Sun told the China Daily before a photo shoot for Esquire magazine, which underlined his new celebrity status. "I hope I can realize it. …

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Swimming-China’s Sun wants own professional agency team

Nov 21 (Reuters) – China’s double Olympic swimming gold medallist Sun Yang is planning a quiet revolution by freeing himself from the state-run system and choosing his own commercial agency. The 20-year-old shot to fame by winning two gold medals at this year’s London Games and is well on his way to becoming one of his country’s most recognisable – and richest – athletes. “I don’t have my own professional agency team. But it’s my wish,” Sun told the China Daily before a photo shoot for Esquire magazine, which underlined his new celebrity status. “I hope I can realise it. …
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Worth more than gold: Russians lead in total Olympic prize money


Russian athletes may have failed to outperform the US and China in the number of gold medals won at the London Olympics, but they most certainly outplayed the two in the amount of cash they will get.
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UPDATE 2-Olympics-Boxing-Ukraine’s Usyk dances his way to gold

* Usyk comes from behind to add to world title * Italy’s Russo has to settle for silver (Adds quotes, detail) LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Oleksandr Usyk won Ukraine’sfirst boxing gold medal of the London Games on Saturday leavingItaly’s Clemente Russo with a second successive heavyweightsilver medal and fans enjoying another jig of joy. Ukraine dominated last year’s world championships, takinghome four gold medals including one for Usyk, as they sought tomuscle their way to the top of the amateur game just as the famous Klitschko Brothers had done in the professional ranks. …
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Boxing: Ukraine’s Usyk dances his way to gold

Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk celebrates after being declared the winner over Italy's Clemente Russo during their Men's Heavy (91kg) gold medal boxing match at the London OlympicsLONDON (Reuters) – Oleksandr Usyk won Ukraine's first boxing gold medal of the London Games on Saturday leaving Italy's Clemente Russo to pick up a second successive heavyweight silver medal. Ukraine dominated last year's world championships, taking home four gold medals including one for Usyk, as they seek to muscle their way to the top of the amateur game. Usyk, who at 190 centimeters (6 feet 3 inches) enjoyed a nine centimeter height advantage over the Italian, boxed cautiously for the first round and paid the price as the awkward Russo caught the him with some swiping left hands. …

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