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  1. Liu's plight a mark of China's gold obsession

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... added. But victory on Sunday is still paramount and in the next breath, Dai added: 'I hope everyone works hard... to present a gift for the 18th Party Congress this year.' Pressure? ... and prepare for glory. For a household name like Liu, a CCCP member who rubs shoulders with Party leaders, the attention is relentless. He is accompanied by coaches or officials and minders almost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014377/lius-plight-mark-chinas-gold-obsession
  2. Perfect ending for magical McIlroy

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... displayed his genius to hole out for birdie from a bunker on the 18th green. His return will depend on a number of parties- the new title sponsors, the government if they are still involved through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986829/perfect-ending-magical-mcilroy
  3. News - DIGEST

    News Digest, August 15

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by JIM JENKINS

    ... Chinese sovereignty over the disputed territory, says an editorial in the mainland's Global Times. Briefing on party congress fails to announce dates A briefing in Beijing on the once-a-decade party congress and change of leadership failed to answer the question on everyone's lips: When will it be held? Analysts blame the ghost of sacked Chongqing chief Bo Xilai. World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1014961/news-digest-august-15
  4. A silver lining for Ko and Li

    Posted Jan 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in the men's singles sculls open category (his preferred lightweight category was not an Olympic event), Law fought his way into the semis. But the 20-year-old had to settle for 18th place overall ... their dominance in the men's doubles and Chen and Ma duly wrapped up a 4-2 win over Ko and Li. At the end of the day, all parties were happy. 'We tried hard but they were too strong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/483997/silver-lining-ko-and-li
  5. Game of their lives

    Posted Jul 28th 2007, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... below, who would take it as an invitation. What began as a military sport was banned for its less than proper associations by the 17th or 18th century. The picture of that first Olympic soccer ... for the best national anthem, which China won. Each athlete was given a Nazi party breast watch as a memento but the lads came home rather dejected. 'They said, 'we came back with nothing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602118/game-their-lives
  6. First priority

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... A comment by Chinese Olympic Committee president Liu Peng is revealing. He told the London-bound national team to do their best as a contribution to the Communist Party congress later this year at which China's new leadership will be unveiled. The Olympic spirit is reduced to confirming the party's hold on power. China's sports system is organised to win gold medals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008418/first-priority
  7. Bill aims to stop Bush attending Olympics opening gala

    Posted Apr 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Tibet. A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by Thaddeus McCotter- chairman of the House policy committee of Mr Bush's own Republican Party- which would compel him to skip the ceremony. In addition, 15 lawmakers from the Republican and Democratic parties asked Mr Bush in a letter to 'renounce your decision to attend the Olympics in China, and urge the Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632329/bill-aims-stop-bush-attending-olympics-opening-gala
  8. HK key to winning place in Olympics

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Rio de Janeiro when golf and rugby sevens join the roster. Those two sports were successful in their bids at the 2009 IOC Congress in Copenhagen. Squash was among the bidders but failed, ... the Hong Kong Sevens was picked as the inspection tournament for the IOC. On that occasion IOC president Jacques Rogge was among the inspection party and he left impressed with the scope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002652/hk-key-winning-place-olympics
  9. Games hopefuls are starting to feel the heat

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... such targets,' said Liu, at the Communist Party Congress. 'Gold medals are not the most important thing for the host nation. The most important thing is to make the 2008 Games a success and to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/612130/games-hopefuls-are-starting-feel-heat
  10. Liu 'more important than my family'

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... revealed Liu, the 24-year-old Olympic champion and world-record holder, 'has no plans to retire and may compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London'. As a member of the Communist Party, Sun is in Beijing attending the Party Congress. However, he left strict instructions for a rigorous training programme in his absence. And Sun has been darting in and out of Great Hall ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/611934/liu-more-important-my-family

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