Table tennis: China suspends coach over gambling debt

Double Olympic table tennis champion Kong Linghui has been suspended as head coach of the Chinese women's team, the country's table tennis association said on its website, after it emerged he faces a lawsuit over a gambling debt.

According to a Hong Kong court writ, Kong, who won gold at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Games, faces a HK$2.55 million (US$327,000) lawsuit over a debt to a luxury hotel in Singapore.