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  1. Bigger, richer, stronger? Not always at the Games

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... expenditure per medal must be the lowest in the world. Looking at medals from a population basis, India has failed miserably. With a population of well over a billion, India's haul has been ... Then in Beijing in 2008, it finally got three medals (one gold and two bronzes). Another populous country, Mexico, hasn't fared much better either. With over 110 million people, it has produced only ...

  2. Want Olympic gold? Show me the money

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the number of medals won by each country is determined by population, average income measured by GDP per capita and whether the country has a stated policy to promote sport and whether ... of the chart with 113 medals, up from 110 in Beijing, the report predicts. China, with the world's largest population and now the world's second-largest economy, is tipped to be number two ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With Olympics over, time to inspire a sporting life

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by WALTER CHEUNG

    ... population were not physically active. In contrast, a study by commercial research company Synovate (now part of Ipsos) found that people in Hong Kong spend an average of 140 minutes watching ... population into doing more physical exercise. Many people still treat sports as a form of armchair entertainment- a means to mentally escape from the daily grind or even as a type of "celebrity ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Play to our strength

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Chan Kin Wa

    ... Hong Kong must make better use of its resources and focus on sports that suit the city's population if it wants to win medals at future Olympic Games, a senior official said yesterday. ... population and concentrate on events that suit us best. We should direct greater resources towards those events to improve our chances of winning medals." Pang cited cycling as an example ...

  5. Technology and apathy sent tennis spinning into a high-speed decline

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... a population and government generally apathetic to sport but very keen on sports betting. The public's interest in soccer today is a result of legalised betting. Sadly, most of this crowd is made ...

  6. Caribbean cool struts its stuff

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with such enthusiasm, even I was moved.' Guyana is a large country with a small population that punched above its weight to get here. With cricket the national sport, only a minority play rugby. ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Six degrees

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am by JEMMA ROGERS

    ... is the administrative capital of the Plateau State, and lately it could have done with a bit of divine intervention. In recent years it has seen clashes between its Muslim and Christian populations and last ...

  8. Liu had been nursing ankle before big race

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was seen as a symbol of good luck. China has a population of 1.3 billion and 56 ethnic groups. Feng said there was no special reason behind the number, as it was arranged by the organisers. ...

  9. Mainland says criticism of testing policy unfair

    Posted Aug 30th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... think they are doing about the same as Australia- not many considering the different population sizes.' But Zhao Jian, the chief of the anti-doping commission for the Chinese Olympic Committee, said the population-based approach was way off the mark. 'I would rather gauge the number against the population of elite athletes, which is around 20,000 in China,' said Zhao. ...

  10. Chinese women to fly the flag

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to support golf.' TaylorMade's Asia-Pacific region representative, Dennis Allen, estimated that the percentage of the population that played golf in China was only about 0.001 per cent. However, he said, in the United States 25 to 30 per cent of the population had some involvement in the game. ...




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