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  1. Air India edge Guangdong to lift HK title

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay A 12th minute goal from Girish Pimpale was enough to secure Air India the title at the third Hong Kong quadrangular hockey tournament at King's Park yesterday. Air India's 1-0 win over Guangdong saw them finish top of the four-team standings. Taiwan defeated hosts Hong Kong 4-2 on penalty shots after the game had ended 4-4 in regulation time to take third ...

  2. Beijing should act now to clean capital's foul air

    Posted Feb 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Games' organising committee, Bocog, the city's leaders and China as a whole have as much to lose, though. If the runner were to withdraw from the Games because of poor air quality, so, too, would many other athletes. The boycott could, in one fell swoop, punch the air out of China's proudest moment. Officials contend that they have Beijing's infamously bad air pollution ...

  3. Star-struck fans keen to score time with 'His Airness'

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan All hail 'His Airness'. Basketball legend Michael Jordan is in town today to promote his namesake Nike shoes before taking off tomorrow for Taipei and Tokyo. His appearance is sure to cause a stir among basketball-mad fans, who clamoured last year to see Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets, China's first NBA star. CitySeen dug up some facts about ...

  4. Verbruggen's vision a blast of fresh air

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... sick and tired of the media ignoring Beijing's amazing preparation work and instead calling on the IOC to cure all China's ills, chief Games inspector Hein Verbruggen wasted no time ... to establish a new friendship. 'Why are so many people attacking our country?' she asked over the meal. She was told that many believe China to still be an oppressive police state ...

  5. Bad air, bird's nest and bravery

    Posted Sep 12th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... of the Beijing Games, the IOC president mentioned the unwelcome topic of Beijing's air pollution. It is no secret that the poor quality of the capital's air has worried Olympics organisers ... to be postponed if Beijing's poor air quality posed problems for athletes. A spokesperson for the Beijing Olympics commented that the concerns had made organisers more determined to work harder ...

  6. Leung has a winner in his sights

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... run of 97 starters without a winner before Wednesday night, there appeared to be an air of confidence with the top-weighted Class Four performer, who was backed down from $118 to $69. Common ...

  7. China's golden 50

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this. Yi Siling, 23 Women's 10m air rifle Major achievements: 2010 world champion, 2010 Asian Games champion, 2009 National Games champion China failed to win the symbolic first gold medal ... history. Even Confucius was an enthusiast, so it is no surprise China won three medals (one gold) at the Beijing Games. Still, the three members of the London squad are new faces with no Olympic ...

  8. Sport - China - OLYMPICS

    China reflects after London Olympics, sees tough road to Rio

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... then won the 200m individual medley, but her joy was tempered by suspicions of doping aired by an American swimming coach in the British media. Liu described China's performance in its ... Reuters in London Delegation chief says there's a lot of work to do before 2016, after a tumultuous Games in which the team's performance was 'satisfactory' China ...

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

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the system,' it ordered. So with healthy debate out of bounds, official comment and facts rare, air time and pages are instead filled with every microscopic detail about how Team China eat, sleep ... stood up, it had out-sprinted and out-jumped the powerhouse athletes and nations of the day. His win ushered in a new era for Chinese sport and whispered promises about China's second ...

  10. South China close in on Kitchee

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com TSW Pegasus and South China closed the title gap on leaders Kitchee yesterday. While South China thrashed home side Wofoo Tai Po 4-0, Pegasus also made no mistake with an overwhelming 6-4 win over Citizen at Yuen Long Stadium. 'We needed a win like this to boost our confidence,' said South China winger Lee Wai-lim (pictured), who scored ...




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