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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    HK should capitalise on momentum from Olympics

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Put HK sport on the fast track Hong Kong basks in glory whenever our athletes return with a medal from major international games. Last year, they brought home 747 medals ... our athletes are necessarily inferior to their international counterparts. The community on the whole is also more physically active than before. Increasingly, people have become more sports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1022130/hk-should-capitalise-momentum-olympics
  2. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Athletes stripped of medals for doping at 2004 Olympic Games

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... name will be revealed later by the IOC because of a delay in the procedure of the athlete's test. Since the Athens Games, all dope tests taken at the Olympics have been stored in a large ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1099224/athletes-stripped-medals-doping-2004-olympic-games
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Athletes' looks among factors spurring internet searches in HK during Olympics

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Good looks, controversy spur Olympic searches It wasn't just sporting prowess that got Hongkongers searching for Olympic athletes on the internet ... for Marcel Nguyen, the German-Vietnamese gymnast who won two silver medals for Germany and who grabbed headlines for his physique as much as his performance. Other athletes who proved more popular ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1018151/athletes-looks-among-factors-spurring-internet-searches-hk-during
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1008707/china-stifles-olympic-athletes-own-drive-success
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    2012 London Games goes beyond motto to inspire generations of athletes

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... they have enshrined for more than a century, it is to be hoped sports laboratories stay a step ahead of the cheats. Cyclist Lee headed up a creditable showing by Hong Kong athletes, with a table ... perhaps hopes of a gold medal in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Despite the government's HK$7 billion elite athletes development fund and a HK$1.8 billion redevelopment of the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1008765/2012-london-games-goes-beyond-motto-inspire-generations
  6. Boost as athletes get Games grants

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Chen Min, Michelle Chen

    ... Michelle Chen Min Young, talented athletes will receive financial and technical assistance to prepare for the 2010 Winter Olympics and the Summer Games two years later. The Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) participated in the Olympic Scholarships for Athletes in Athens last year. Seven nominations were approved- Chiang Wei-hun ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519872/boost-athletes-get-games-grants
  7. Director's documentary tribute puts athletes on centre stage

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhang Zhaoxi spoke to Al Guo Zhang Zhaoxi is director of the popular 10-part television documentary Our Olympics, which looks at the movement's influence on athletes. Zhang discusses the evolution of Chinese athletes and how that change reflects what the Olympic movement has brought to China. How did you make your series stand out from the many other sports documentaries being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652539/directors-documentary-tribute-puts-athletes-centre-stage
  8. Athletes at Wan Chai desperate to carry torch

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka The men's pole vault record was broken yesterday in round two of the Hong Kong Athletic League but there were no performances by track and field athletes that would qualify for a place in this year's Beijing Olympics. However, the air at Wan Chai Sports Ground was buzzing with speculation as to who from the athletic community might be chosen to carry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/633692/athletes-wan-chai-desperate-carry-torch
  9. State and money triumph over true athletic spirit

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... presidential attendance as proof of political correctness and focus on the athletes. It's said London will have a hard time equalling the Beijing opening show. Let's hope it does not try ... to the great inconvenience of many athletes and the vast majority of the world. Nor can one blame China for searching out obscure sports, such as women's weightlifting and pistol shooting, to win ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648871/state-and-money-triumph-over-true-athletic-spirit
  10. Sprinter's dad urges support for talented youth

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa The parents of a top athlete have called for more families to support their children who show potential in sport. Tang Shu-kin, father of sprinter Tang Yik-chun, encouraged ... winning a bronze medal in the men's 200 metres at the National Games in Nanjing in 2005. The talented runner, who now holds the 200m SAR record, will become the first athlete from Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/589874/sprinters-dad-urges-support-talented-youth

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