Boycott effects-CNT men's team excluded from the longlist of 2017 CCTV Sports Awards

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CCTV has announced the longlist of candidates for 2017 CCTV Sports Personality Awards including Best Athlete of the Year, Best Coach of the Year, Best Pair of the Year, Best Team of the Year, Best Newcomer of the Year, and so on. CCTV Sports Personality Awards (from 2001) are considered the most prestigious awards for China sports and CNT got nominated for multiple awards each year. However, as a consequence of the boycott in China Open this June, none of the players, pairs, coaches and team of CNT men's team get nominated. CNT women's team is not affected. Ding Ning and Zhu Yuling are nominated Best Female Athlete of the Year (a total of 16); Ding Ning/Liu Shiwen are nominated Best Pair of the Year (a total of 16); Chen Bin and Li Sun are nominated Best Coach of the Year (a total of 27); Chen Xingtong and Sun Yingsha are nominated Best Newcomer of the Year (a total of 10).

In 2016, Ma Long and Fan Zhendong were in the longlist of Best Male Athlete of the Year; Ma Long made to the shortlist (5 out of 15) and won Best Male Athlete of the Year at last, the first time for CNT. Ding Ning was nominated as Best Female Athlete of the Year and made to the shortlist (5 out of 16). CNT (men + women) was nominated as Best Team of the Year and made to the shortlist (5 out of 11). Liu Guoliang, Kong Linghui, Qin Zhijian, Wu Jingping, Chen Bin were nominated Best Coach of the Year and Liu Guoliang and Kong Linghui made to the shortlist (5 out of 35).

In 2015, only Ma Long and Ding Ning made to the shortlist for the Best Athlete of the Year while Liu Shiwen/Zhu Yuling, Xu Xin/Zhang Jike and Xu Xin/Yang Ha-eun were in the longlist of Best Pair of the Year; Liu Guoliang and Kong were in the longlist of Best Coach of the Year; CNT was in the longlist of Best Team of the Year. Ironically, this year, Ma Long, as 2017 WTTC men's singles champion, is not included in the longlist of Best Male Athlete of the Year (a total of 20) and Xu Xin / Fan Zhendong, as 2017 WTTC men's doubles champion, are not included in the longlist of Best Pair of the Year (a total of 16). CNT is not included in the longlist of Best Team of the Year (a total of 12).

Upon recent losses of CNT men's team in World Cup and German Open, Chinese mainstream media like China Daily and Xinhua News did not criticize CNT and have faith in CNT to overcome the temporary frustrations. No criticism on the management of men's team or boycott.
(BTW, according to China Daily, Li Sun is now the HEAD coach of women's team. GAS's plan of no head coach failed. The current HEAD coach of men's team remains elusive; not Wu Jingping according to China Daily.
http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2017-11/23/nw.D110000renmrb_20171123_1-23.htm)
And with ITTF's decision of $20k fine on the Trio and Ma Long nominated as 2017 ITTF Male Star (a total of 4) again, the problem of boycott seemed over on ITTF's end. But CCTV's nomination suggests that it is NOT over yet.
 
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