Contributed by: Brett Northey Tuesday, May 05 2009 @ 06:50 am ACST
One of the big stories in international sport last year was the Beijing Olympics, and related to that, the push by so many sporting codes to gain a slice of the Chinese market. Tom Parker is a regular visitor to China and has been working with the AFL on options for Australian football. Parker wrote an article for China Connections on some of that potential, including the building of the first Aussie Rules oval in China - see The Business of Sport [*1] . We'll have more on the progress of the Tianjin field later, and follow up reports that Kevin Sheedy is headed to China as well.
Pictured is China vs South Africa at IC08.