There hasn’t been much to report about Yao over the past couple of months, but we finally have a few updates for you.
Last week Yao was in South Korea for the Special Olympics World Winter Games since Yao is still a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics.
Below he is pictured taking part in a snowshoe relay, which he says is the first time he has tried a winter sport.
Also participating was his wife Ye Li, and international movie star Zhang Ziyi, pictured below.
Click here for more photos of Yao and others running in the snowshoe relay.
The next day Yao and his wife served breakfast for the special athletes.
Click here for more photos of Yao serving breakfast.
In case you missed it, last week the Washington Post published an interview with Yao. They provide a pretty good recap of Yao’s life after retiring from the NBA, his relationship with Jeremy Lin, and the state of basketball in China. It’s highly recommended reading. Check it out here.
Yao is now in Houston for next week’s NBA All-Star festivities where we plan to cover some of his activities here on YaoMingMania.
In addition, on Friday the 15th in Houston at the Asia Society of Texas, non-members can purchase tickets and hear about Yao’s career and his rise to global icon status during a private luncheon. Guests will also get a taste of the first vintages of the Yao Ming Napa Valley Cabernet. Click here for more details.