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  1. Sport - Other Sport - Reuters in New York

    Phelps and Felix win top US Olympic athlete awards

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:39pm by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Michael Phelps and Allyson Felix were named as the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) best athletes for last year-12 on Monday for their gold-medal performances at the London Olympics. Phelps won the male athlete of the year award for the third time after the swimmer captured four gold medals in London to finish his career with an unprecedented tally of 18 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1039732/phelps-and-felix-win-top-us-olympic-athlete-awards
  2. Retired athletes to receive HK$14m helping hand

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

    ... Chan Kin-wa A sum of HK$14 million will be spent in the next three years on a programme to help Hong Kong athletes prepare for new careers upon retirement from their sports. Launched yesterday with retired windsurfer Sam Wong Tak-sum at its head, the Hong Kong Athletes Career and Education Programme aims to nurture confident, respectable and competitive athletes through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644156/retired-athletes-receive-hk14m-helping-hand
  3. IOC vows to catch athletes using new, undetectable drugs

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... issued yesterday by International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge after it was revealed many athletes were using an undetectable human growth hormone (HGH) to boost ... of the world's leading experts, who said athletes would be able to cheat without detection at next year's Beijing Olympics. Expert Peter Sonksen told the BBC the test for HGH was 'useless' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/615888/ioc-vows-catch-athletes-using-new-undetectable-drugs
  4. Special athletes to greet Flame of Hope

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun More than 100 special athletes and law-enforcement officers will welcome the 'Flame of Hope', which symbolises the spirit of the Special Olympics, to the city next ... Square in Wan Chai. There would be nine stages, each with a special athlete carrying the torch followed by teams of escorts from various law-enforcement departments and agencies. 'Aside from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608410/special-athletes-greet-flame-hope
  5. Rogge happy to stay with athletes

    Posted May 09th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of solidarity with the athletes, IOC president Jacques Rogge has said he will be living at this sprawling complex for the duration of the Games from August 13-29 'He has already stated he would prefer to stay with the athletes' said Ilona Panoussaki, the operations manager of the Olympic Village. 'He will be very welcome here.' Rogge, a former surgeon, is obviously trying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/455018/rogge-happy-stay-athletes
  6. Olympic evolution

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... With the Olympics only nine days away, athletes from around the world are arriving in London to take part in over 300 events. But not all these events have stood the test of time since the birth of the modern Games. Source: IOC ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007084/olympic-evolution
  7. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    IOC wants reassurances on Russia anti-gay law

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 02:20pm by Associated Press in Moscow

    ... judgment on these reassurances,” Rogge said, a day before the start of the world athletics championships in Moscow. In Washington, President Barack Obama said it would be wrong to boycott the Winter Olympics despite frustrations with Russia. At a White House news conference Friday, Obama said he is offended by Russia’s new law. He added that American athletes are training hard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1295776/ioc-wants-reassurances-russia-anti-gay-law
  8. Sport - Hong Kong - OLYMPICS

    Hong Kong Sports Institute chiefs defend coaches

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to the equestrian events being staged for the Beijing Olympics. The government also set up a HK$7 billion Elite Athletes Development Fund last year, with the benefits set to fully kick in only next year. "The last four years have been disruptive [for the elite athletes and coaching community] and they have undergone a tough journey," Tong said. "We have just started our journey and we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1039272/hong-kong-sports-institute-chiefs-defend-coaches
  9. Sport

    Golden greats

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Golden greats China's athletes have excelled themselves at the 2012 London Olympics, netting 38 gold medals in sports from badminton, table tennis, swimming, diving and shooting to gymnastics, weightlifting, boxing and sailing. Although the tally was short of the haul of 51 golds at the 2008 Beijing Games, the scale of their endeavour and achievements cannot be denied. Here we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1008797/golden-greats
  10. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    IOC member says India running out of time

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 04:51pm by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... sports ministry and several prominent athletes, including India’s only individual Olympic gold medal winner, Abhinav Bindra, have lauded the IOC in its efforts to clean up India’s sports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1314590/ioc-member-says-india-running-out-time

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