Nov 4, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT
Liu Xiang and other Chinese athletes donned Red Army uniforms at a national team meeting in China on Sunday.
The athletes were together for what’s been called a “motivational convention” and an “oath-taking rally” in the birthplace of China’s communist revolution on Sunday, according to the South China Morning Post.
“The team members are all in Red Army uniforms at Jinggang Mountains, known as the birthplace of the Chinese Red Army, predecessor of the People’s Liberation Army, and the ‘cradle of Chinese revolution.’”
Liu, the 2004 Olympic champion, pulled out of the last two Olympics due to an Achilles injury. The Achilles also sidelined him this year.
He is in “recovery training” and does not have a schedule to return to the national team, according to the South China Morning Post.
- Another Michael set to make splash at Mesa Grand Prix 0
- Michael Phelps’ comeback at Mesa Grand Prix competition, broadcast schedules 0
- Ryan Hall, other U.S. runners wouldn’t help East Africans catch Meb Keflezighi 0
- Emotions flow for runners, spectators at Boston Marathon 0
- Meb Keflezighi stuns to win Boston Marathon (video) 4
- Rita Jeptoo repeats as Boston Marathon winner in course record 0
- Boston Marathon to move forward with traditional spectacle of a finish 0
- Emotional Bode Miller medals in race that mattered most (61)
- Russian women kissing after relay victory at World Championships causes stir (55)
- IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympics (46)
- South Korea filing official complaint over Yuna Kim’s Olympic silver (38)
- Zola Budd, 47, dominates college runners in 5K (33)