Photo Gallery: Chinese Champions Program Farewell Party on December 5

Photos by Pauline Zhu, Division of International Studies

Chinese Athletes Prepare to Depart after Successful Semester

The 2010 Chinese Champions program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is winding up a highly successful inaugural session amid news that the innovative exchange has been extended for three additional years.

The groundbreaking program allowed nine Olympic-caliber Chinese student-athletes and coaches to live and study at UW-Madison as part of a partnership with Beijing University of Sport.

The success of the collaboration exceeded the expectations of the Chinese visitors, their UW-Madison hosts and members of the Chinese community in Madison.

Read the UW News announcement by John Lucas.