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  1. China's glittering show

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... The China squad is having a gold medal harvest at the ongoing Universiade. The mainlanders' haul in swimming, diving and athletics took their medal tally so far in the competition ... more. The Games end on Sunday and many more swimming, diving and athletics medals are up for grabs over the next three days. The China basketball team remain unbeaten and are strong contenders ...


    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the disappointment of not doing well in my favoured event. When I crossed the finish line I said, Can this be true? I want to say Chinese people are the best. It's every athlete's dream of winning ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China stifles Olympic athletes' own drive for success

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani says China proves nothing by drilling its athletes to win Olympic gold; victory will mean more if it's achieved through their own drive Fire within Sports don't interest me at all, but I made it a point to watch the agonising end, yet again, to Liu Xiang's quest for Olympic gold. Dare I discuss why I think the talented athlete couldn't deliver ...

  4. Astronaut, athlete visits 'part of election strategy'

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong would probably also receive a visit from some of the China team's medallists at the Olympics. The Chief Executive's Office would not say whether athletes had been invited. ...

  5. Gold for elite athletes, fat chance for the rest

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer Almost two weeks into the Olympics, China sits atop the medals table and its athletes have never been more popular. But their success has come at a fearsome price. After China ... as well as the coaching and selection of the athletes, was added up. It is likely that the gold medals being hung around the necks of mainland athletes in Beijing will be even more expensive. ...

  6. Rule on imported athletes goes too far

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... kinds of sport. We now routinely see athletes who represent English-speaking countries who speak with foreign accents. And, there is no greater honour for athletes than to represent ... other countries. Hong Kong, which voted against the move and benefits from talent imported from the mainland, will suffer as a result of the decision. Athletes should always be citizens ...

  7. Spirit of a champ

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... after an athlete finishes his event,' she said. The broadcasting job is unlikely to pose any difficulty to Sang as she has hosted a Star Sports programme named Sang Lan 2008 for the past ... her with a spate of harrowing memories. 'I was trained to become an athlete from the age of five and for 12 years I had been working hard to realise my dream, get into the national squad, ...

  8. Chinese athletes plan to dethrone US at 2008 games

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... on the 2008 Olympics, China's athletes are intent on winning the country's biggest medal haul in front of a home crowd. In Athens last year, China celebrated their best Olympics performance ... The impressive performance in Athens came as a pleasant surprise because China had sent a youthful crop of athletes to Greece with the focus on grooming them for 2008. Publicly, officials have modest ...

  9. Gold rush

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The race for Olympic medals begins tomorrow with China and the US favourites to take the most golds. Both countries are expected to dominate in certain sports that have historically made up the bulk of their medal tally. All-time golds count Since the mod ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Tickets to see China's Olympic heroes in HK to go on sale

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Golden chance to see China's Olympic heroes in action Tickets to see some of the Chinese athletes who scored gold in the Olympics perform in Hong Kong will go ... that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying would present them with certificates of commendation. The mainland athletes will arrive in the city on August 24, and demonstrate their world-beating diving, ...




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