Having spent many fine mornings in China during the Olympics reading the English-language Chinese sports press, I was anxious to see how those sources would cover the Georgetown-Bayi brawl. But then I read this passage in Gene Wang’s excellent story.

Xinhua News Agency, China’s official news service, did not have an immediate account of the game, and although other prominent Chinese Web sites such as 163.com and sina.com posted stories, government censors shortly thereafter took them down.

Well, that sounded unfortunate. So I went to a few of the English language sites to see for myself.

And hey, there was at least some brawl coverage on Global Times. Yeah. Less so on CNTV and China Today, which placed priority on women’s tennis coverage.