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

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

    ... that the city's poor air quality was hurting its people and that he might have to boycott the Olympic Games for the sake of his health. Such outspokenness is unexpected from a sports celebrity. Diplomacy ... 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, ...

  2. Pataca plans up in the air

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... revealed there would be some quality Japanese contenders despite the loss of the Kyoto Mile Championship contenders from Sunday due to quarantine protocols. 'We have to thank the people ... fantastic that we will be able to announce some quality Japanese contenders.' Meanwhile, sources in France confirmed that trainer Freddie Head was poised to accept an invitation to tackle ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Cable TV wins rights to air soccer World Cup

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... win more subscribers after PCCW's NOW Broadband TV outbid it for the rights to air next season's English Premier League. 'It's a clear message to tell our customers that we are still keen on buying high-quality football programming,' said Stephen Ng Tin-hoi, i-Cable's chairman. Mr Ng said losing English Premier League coverage had no negative impact ...

  5. Quality youngster finally on his way with a gutsy second-up win

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox At one time, the John Size-trained pair Vivacissimo and Mentor were on the same pathway, but a training accident ensured that one didn't get his maiden win until six months after the other. Mentor, of course, has won three from four to stamp himself a potential star, but Vivacissimo had to wait until yesterday to announce himself as a quality horse ...

  6. Grey skies ahead

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... seemingly began to accept the fact that Olympic organisers Bocog wouldn't be able to bring the city's air quality up to scratch in time for the games - a pledge they have been repeatedly ... of doubt. When IOC co-ordination commission chairman Hein Verbruggen sniffed in disgust at the media's pessimistic outlook about the games-time air quality, his boss, Rogge, made it clear ...

  7. Whyte has the quality to go all the way

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Even after the scratching of the John Size-trained Classic Jewellery, Douglas Whyte still has a clutch of the progressive type's stablemates to ride to Jockey Challenge success. Classic Jewellery was to contest the Gr ...

  8. Angland has the quality to dazzle

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Tye Angland has made the most of limited opportunities of late, but a boost in numbers at Sha Tin today make him a solid bet in the Jockey Challenge. Angland has had just eight rides at the last two meetings, but has still managed three wins- including a double at Sha Tin last Sunday. This afternoon he gets a quality book of nine mounts ...

  9. Wiggins' exploits a breath of fresh air

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it will happen. So it is a breath of fresh air, as embracing as the clean air of the city of Winchester, to hear and read about the exploits of Wiggins. But even before his triumph, cycling seems to have ...

  10. Five-year-old shows his fighting qualities in battle to the line

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Class Five battler Seize The Day doesn't get many plaudits, but he won the courage award after fighting back to win the Fortune Room Handicap (1,400m) after looking to have been clearly headed at the 200m. Stepping up from his more famili ...




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