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  1. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    IOC cuts athletics Olympic Games revenues

    Posted May 29th 2013, 05:24pm by Reuters

    ... according to their contribution to the Games. The 26 sports federations at the London last year Olympics divided up US$519 million based on their IOC ranking, with athletics, the flagship sport of the Games, expected to receive around US$47 million as the only one in the top earning Group A. However, the new plan for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 revenue distribution has five categories of sports ...

  2. News - World

    Rio's Guanabara Bay won't be clean enough for 2016 Olympics, says mayor

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:56am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Rio de Janeiro Rio bay won't be clean enough for 2016 Olympics Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes said the iconic Guanabara Bay won't be clean in time for the 2016 Olympic sailing competition, breaking a promise made when the city won the hosting rights in 2009. "I am sorry that we didn't use the games to get Guanabara Bay completely clean, ...

  3. Sport - Golf

    Rory McIlroy chooses Ireland over Britain for 2016 Olympics in Rio

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:01am

    ... on Wednesday that he will play for Ireland and not Britain at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 25-year-old, who is from Northern Ireland, was eligible to play for either Ireland or Team GB when ... to play this great game now doesn’t mean I should change [teams],” McIlroy said. “So I’m very happy with my decision. It means I can look forward to the Olympics in a couple of years’ time – you ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - OLYMPIC SAILING

    Compromise in the air for return of windsurfing to Olympics

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... A compromise could mean kiteboarding and the sport it replaced, windsurfing, will both appear at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a leading Hong Kong sailing official said. Hong Kong ... kiteboarding at the 2016 Rio Games. "This is a good sign for us because the executive committee has softened its stance and is now willing to discuss it," said Chau. "Whether they want ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong Sevens catalyst to the game at Rio Olympics, says Sebastian Coe

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... James Porteous james.porteous@scmp.com Former champion runner says the atmosphere and excitement helps it connect to young people HK event catalyst to game at Rio Olympics, says Coe ... Olympic Stadium. The man who helped London win the Games and then delivered a successful event, is in Hong Kong this week on various missions- as chairman of a marketing company, liaising with its ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport

    2020 Olympic Games crucial for future of Japan

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:16pm by AFP

    ... for the 2016 Games. For a nation which also staged the Winter Olympics in 1972 and 1998, the Games represent the revitalisation of Japan as it tackles challenges domestically and overseas. ... for future of Japan Six years to the day before the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, its top brass predict the Games will have as significant an impact as those of 1964, which marked Japan's ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Olympic Games a silver lining for Brazil after World Cup humiliation

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... isn't everything. But they can at least contemplate the possibility of salvaging some national pride when they host South America's first Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. ...

  8. Young Uruguayan squad set their sights on qualifying for Rio Olympics in 2016

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a consistently strong one and our ultimate goal is to qualify for the 2015 rugby World Cup [15s] and the Rio Olympics in 2016,' said the accountancy student from ORT Uruguay. Coach Luis Pedro Achard ... Kevin Kung and Mathew Scott Uruguay captain German Albanell set his sights on Olympic qualification after a strong finish to the qualifying tournament, overrunning debutants Guyana 31-0 ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - SAILING

    Windsurfing back in Olympics after U-turn by sailing federation

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... to ditch windsurfing in favour of kiteboarding for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. The dramatic about-face came after a vote on Friday by the Isaf's council- subordinate to the general ... way by the council and this is the case with windsurfing regarding its participation at the 2016 Olympic Games. "I am happy we won the vote at the general assembly. Kiteboarding ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong could host final leg of 2016 World Series, says IRB official

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 12:20am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com HKRFU to push hard for its incomparable tournament to become the real ‘jewel in the crown’ HK in line to host 2016 World Series final leg Hong Kong will be considered to become the climactic final leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series in 2016, top sevens official Avan Lee said as all stakeholders and the International Rugby Board were to meet in the city ...




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