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  1. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Michael Phelps to miss world championships after six-month ban for drink driving

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:16am

    ... already qualified for the world championships in Russia next August, which is the biggest international meet leading up to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Phelps came out of retirement earlier ... won three golds and two silvers at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia. He had retired after the 2012 London Olympics, having won a record 18 gold medals and 22 medals in four games ...

  2. Sport - China - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Teen athletes at Nanjing games eye graduation to big stage at Rio in 2016

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:13pm by AFP

    ... a place at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. More than 3,700 competitors, aged 15 to 18, are expected to participate in the tournament, which will start with a glittering opening ceremony ... hopefuls. Golf and rugby will make their long-awaited return to the Olympic fold, after gaps of 110 and 90 years respectively, in a 28-sport schedule that mirrors the roster in place for 2016. Among ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Rio 2016 looms large over this season’s Sevens World Series

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 10:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Gold Coast Competition gets under way this weekend on the Gold Coast, with Olympic qualification an added incentive for top teams Rio Games loom large as sevens series starts With berths at the 2016 Olympics up for grabs, the rugby sevens world series will take on an extra edge when competition gets under way with the opening round on the Gold Coast this weekend. The top ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    There’s no place like home to get Hong Kong fired up for Olympics qualifier

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 09:35pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Dare I say it? Home field advantage will definitely give Hong Kong a huge boost when they bid to win the direct berth for Asia at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Dare I say it? Simply because ... or break a team. As it did for Hong Kong during the gold medal final against Japan at the Asian Games. At least that is how Vern Reid, head honcho at the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, sees it. ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Boost for Hong Kong rugby’s Olympics hopes as city to host Asian qualifiers for Rio

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 12:33am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Men’s squad will have home advantage in competition to become one of the 12 teams to reach 2016 Games Hong Kong to host Rio Asian qualifiers next year Hong Kong will have home advantage in the race to qualify for the 2016 Olympics with the Asian qualifying tournament to decide the regional representative in Rio being held in the city ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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