Beijing ready for another set of blockbuster athletic events.
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Host Gabon stuttered to a second straight 1-1 draw at Africa's soccer championship, and even goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the team's Germany-based star, aren't proving to be enough.
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Lazio substitutes Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Ciro Immobile secured a 4-2 win over Genoa in the Italian Cup and a quarterfinal against Inter Milan.
Besides speed skating, Chinese athletes will also pursue medals in figure skating, freestyle skiing aerials, snowboarding halfpipe and curling.