搜狐体育讯 本文作者：Evangelos Ioannou(希腊BRT电视台著名电视评论员)
This is Evangelos Ioannou and I'm writing for first time in ?Sohu Sports?, after the request of my best friend , Keith Zhang.
First of all , I want to say that I am very sorry for LIU. It was the worst news not only for the Chinese , but for everyone is here for the Olympic games.
Second , I want to express my best impressions for your hospitality in Beijing all these days from the 1st of August till now and I believe till the end of the month. All of you have made excellent work and you deserve congratulations.
The Olympics here are amazing!
Now , let me write something about basketball , because I love this game and I am working on it 18 years now… I am in Beijing Basketball Gymnasium every day. I have already watch all the games in Men and in Women tournament.
There are a lot of opinions about the teams , the players and the coaches. Most of thw journalist are talking for the USA TEAM , which she will win the gold with 8 victories in a row. Some others are wiriting only for the NBA players , who have many funs all over the world , also in your country.
For me , is more interesting to have a conversation about the Chinese Basketball (Men and Women)…
I was in Athens (2004) and in Saitama ( Japan) two years ago and I know very well the differences in your national team.
Then , it was only Yao Ming. Now , China is not only Yao.With tough work form a lot of people and especially form Jonas Kazlauskas , the ?walking Great Wall? tradition is alive and well. While Menke Bateer retired from the national team , Wang ZhiZhi returned to form an imposing front line with Yao and Yi. There are , also , three more very good players. I mean , Sun Yue – Wei Liu and Jianghua Chen.
Acoording to my opinion , for China is big success to be in 8 best team in Olympic tournament.
In any case , China made very good performances in this tournament and I believ that has great future in Basketball, because has an excellent team also in Women.
I commendate for Greek National TV the game vs Russia. Lijie MIAO made an amazing performance an lead China to an easy victory. But there is not only MIAO. I watches also some other great players like Feifei SUI , Nan CHEN , Lan BIAN, Xiaoyun SONG , Xiaoli CHEN and Dan LIU.
Coach Tom Maher has made good job and Chine qualified to the semi-finals. It is fantastic. I have to congratulate all of them.
That’s all for today.
Good luck tomorrow.