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China's top 10 sports news in 2012

2012-12-28 11:12

By (Xinhua/

- Two former Chinese soccer heads were sentenced on June 13 to 10 and a half years in prison for taking bribes, marking the culmination of a campaign to eliminate graft in the Chinese professional soccer leagues, which had been afflicted with match-fixing, gambling and other illicit behavior.

Xie Yalong, former deputy chief of China's football association, and his successor Nan Yong, were each fined 200,000 yuan.

Special coverage: Tackling Football Corruption

China's top 10 sports news in 2012

Left: Xie Yalong is transferred to the court before his trial in Dandong city, Liaoning province, April 24, 2012.
Right: Nan Yong is taken out of the court by police in Tieling city, Liaoning province, on June 13, 2012. [Photo/CFP]

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