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  1. Games elite to share tracks with HK joggers

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... month. Craig Mottram, who finished eighth in the 5,000 metres in Athens in 2004, and up to 30 other Australian track and field athletes will be in Hong Kong from August 1 as part of their acclimatisation and pre-Games training camp. The majority of the athletes will be based at the Stanley Ho Sports Centre at the Hong Kong University, but the distance runners will stay away from the team ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645338/games-elite-share-tracks-hk-joggers
  2. Aussies to skip opening ceremony

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Melanie Ho Athletics team to stay in Hong Kong because of scheduling issues and pollution concerns Australia's main athletics squad will be in Hong Kong to 'acclimatise' while the world celebrates the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. Athletics Australia yesterday denied Beijing's notorious pollution was the over-riding factor in the decision, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641919/aussies-skip-opening-ceremony
  3. French hopes hit by 'black Saturday'

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Melanie Ho The French described their start to the Games as 'black'- as in 'black Saturday'. 'Black day for French athletes' said Le Point, after no athletes won medals and several medal contenders were knocked out or withdrew, while Le Journal du Dimanche wrote 'Les Bleus draw a blank'. 'Touzaint KO' said L'Equipe, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648693/french-hopes-hit-black-saturday
  4. Cook relishes second chance

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... with Miners Frolic.At Sydney she travelled as the reserve, experiencing the athletes' village, the opening ceremonies and the intense training sessions, but never getting to compete. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648770/cook-relishes-second-chance
  5. Alex in wonderland as Lo Wu pony club novice prepares to take centre stage

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... athlete, he's got a good brain and you only need to look at his record to know that he's up to the top level [of] competition. Everyone has their judgment day and this is his.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648270/alex-wonderland-lo-wu-pony-club-novice-prepares-take-centre-stage
  6. Acclimatisation the key to success as horses arrive for their first big test

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... medal round and so it's going to be which horses cope best with the climate and stay on form for a week-long competition,' Connell said. None of the British equestrian athletes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646687/acclimatisation-key-success-horses-arrive-their-first-big-test
  7. 'Little animal' Means a big hit on the pitch

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... therapeutic, Means played all sorts of sports growing up, including gymnastics, basketball, athletics and cross-country. While she took sports seriously, none of the others seemed to stick in the way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631432/little-animal-means-big-hit-pitch
  8. Aussie taking it step by step

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... a championship.' What changed was Beresford's approach to dressage. She moved from the athlete determined to make it to the Olympics, to the athlete with the same determination, but better balanced. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648954/aussie-taking-it-step-step
  9. Dancing to the ring's rhythm

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... hopeful', although history is not in his favour. Tavu'i will be one of just four Samoan athletes competing in Beijing. Having participated in the Olympics since 1984 in Los Angeles, no athlete ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645023/dancing-rings-rhythm
  10. Running with the belles

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... numerous lawyers and financiers, the former CEO of Jardine Matheson Group, a police inspector and some purely recreational athletes. Hong Kong's Derek Kwik was among the first to complete ... Armstrong, arguably one of the toughest athletes of all time: 'Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever.' An ultra-marathon for the ultra-dedicated 1 214 competitors will be participating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679812/running-belles

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