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Over 1,000 amateur runners qualify for Paris 2024 marathon by 'beating' Kipchoge******
PARIS, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- More than 1,000 amateur runners have earned the chance to participate in an Olympic-related marathon in 2024, as they on Sunday finished a challenge to "defeat" two-time Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge in a special race in the heart of the French capital.。
The five-kilometer race, which was held on the iconic Champs-Elysees, was an event to celebrate the 1,000 days countdown of the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympic Games.。
More than 3,600 runners came to race with the best-ever marathon athlete as the 36-year-old Kenyan was placed in the last to start. All those he failed to catch over the five-kilometer distance won access to the Olympic marathon in 2024.。
"It's the first time that I'm happy to have lost! My defeat is a victory for several hundred people to whom I will meet in 2024 here in Paris," Kipchoge said.。
Paris 2024 has launched an initiative in Olympic history as a marathon race will be open to the public in the Olympic Games on the same day and on the same route with the official Olympic marathon event.。
"We want the Games to be more popular ever. So that's why we organized today to celebrate the 1,000 days to go," said Paris 2024 organizing committee president Tony Estanguet. "For the first time, you will have the opportunity to participate in the Olympic Games and we will continue to have opportunities for everyone to be part of the Games." Enditem。
Countdown to Beijing 2022******
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese skier Cai Xuetong kicked off the 2021-22 FIS halfpipe World Cup season in style by claiming victory at the season opener in Colorado, the United States on Sunday.。
Starting out with a picture-perfect backside air, Cai then went with a frontside 900 weddle grab, into a backside 540 weddle, a stylish air-to-fakie melon, and finally capping things off with a cab 900 melon to give her a score of 80.50 for the win.。
Tomita Sena of Japan took second place with 76.00, while her compatriot Castellet Queralt of Spain came third with 70.50. Another Chinese rider Wu Shaotong finished eighth place.。
"I'm really happy," Cai said following the race. "I was really excited about the competition because last year we (the Chinese team) were just training the whole time. So I'm just excited to come back and compete.。
"I'm just taking it one step at a time heading towards Beijing (2022 Olympic Winter Games). I hope I can do well in every competition and head into the Olympics feeling confident."
With the victory, Cai moves into a tie on the all-time FIS Snowboard halfpipe World Cup wins list - just two wins back of the 15 currently held by Tricia Byrnes of the USA - while extending her lead on the all-time podiums rankings with her 28th World Cup top-3 in 38 events entered. Enditem。
Moving data out of China may be subject to a security review******
BEIJING, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Entities who want to provide data abroad may go through an internal security review and, on some occasions, will be subject to a government review, according to a draft regulation released by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) Friday.
The draft regulation was released to solicit public opinions, the CAC statement said.
An internal security review should go through the amount, range, variety and confidentiality of data to be provided overseas and assess the risks that such a move may pose on state and public interests and legal rights and interests of individuals and organizations, the document said.
Whether the data will be transmitted safely without damage and leakage should also be reviewed, it added.
If the data is collected from major IT infrastructure projects in China or the collector operates a data bank containing the personal information of 1 million individuals or more, the security review should be submitted to the CAC.
The document said that the CAC will also go through a security review of sharing abroad personal information of 100,000 individuals or more. Enditem