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  1. News - Asia - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Japanese athletes warned to keep a low profile at China Youth Olympics

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese athletes told to keep low profile in Nanjing Japanese athletes at this month's Youth Olympics in Nanjing have been warned not to wear their official tracksuits around the city due to safety fears. Delegation chief Yosuke Fujiwara has told Japan's 78 athletes to wear regular clothes outside the Games' venues during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1571644/japanese-athletes-told-keep-low-profile-youth-olympics-china
  2. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    1,000 athletes show Hong Kong the ropes

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com 1,000 athletes show Hong Kong the ropes About 1,000 athletes from 20 countries and regions are taking part in this week's World Rope Skipping Championships in Hong Kong, and they and their fans come proclaiming rope-skipping's right to be taken as a serious sport. "We want rope skipping to be part of the Olympics, or at least ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561338/1000-athletes-show-hong-kong-ropes
  3. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Athlete jumps at the chance to set new skipping record

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Tai Po teen set a world record of 500 skips in three minutes in the US two years ago. Now, he wants to push it further in front of a home crowd Athlete jumps ... stood out from other athletes because of his determination and hard work. "It is difficult for an athlete to give 80 to 90 per cent effort in training for a three-minute endurance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560498/athlete-jumps-chance-set-new-skipping-record
  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea develops mushroom drink to boost athletic prowess

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 09:42pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Mushrooms the magic ingredient for athletes North Korean scientists have developed a sports drink made from mushrooms to enhance athletic prowess, according to state media. ... of Sciences had developed a "very effective" mushroom drink to help athletes recover from exertion. "They succeeded in finding the way to cultivate mushroom fungus and made a functional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523982/north-korea-develops-mushroom-drink-boost-athletic-prowess
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Nigeria quits youth Olympics in China amid Ebola-linked sporting bans

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by AFP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Nanjing Restrictions placed on athletes from Ebola zone Nigeria has withdrawn from the Youth Olympics in the Chinese city of Nanjing, state media reported Saturday, as four ... official Xinhua news agency said. “We feel sad for the athletes as it will be extremely difficult for them,” Bach said of the Nigerians, Xinhua reported. “They already felt the excitement of living ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574522/youth-olympic-games-nanjing-bans-some-athletes-ebola-zone
  6. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius verdict has scholars and critics thumbing Latin dictionary

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 07:19am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Johannesburg Many left perplexed by judgment on athlete, and scholars and critics thumb their dictionaries Judge sets a Latin puzzle with Pistorius verdict It is a little-known ... decision about an appeal until after that. In the interim, South Africans who have been transfixed by the six-month on-and-off trial of one of the biggest names in world athletics can be expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591849/pistorius-verdict-has-scholars-and-critics-thumbing-latin-dictionary
  7. News - China - CELEBRITY

    Back on track: Chinese star hurdler Liu Xiang rumoured to have married in Shanghai

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 06:44pm by Chen Yifei

    ... athletes were able to compete in sprinting events at the highest international level. The hurdler has since emerged as the nation’s “darling” and earned the nickname as China’s “Flying Man”. Liu ... out of the first race and failed to make it to the finals. Chinese media reported that Dayron Robles, the Cuban athlete who broke Liu’s record in the 2008’s Ostrava Golden Spike competition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1588735/back-track-chinese-star-hurdler-liu-xiang-rumoured-have-married-shanghai
  8. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius not guilty of murder, judge rules; culpable homicide finding possible

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Pretoria Athlete could still face prison if convicted of culpable homicide over death of his girlfriend Pistorius not guilty of murder, judge decides The judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial yesterday ruled out both premeditated murder and murder verdicts in the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympic athlete's girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Judge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590216/south-african-track-star-oscar-pistorius-faces-judgment-day-murder-trial
  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius, convicted of culpable homicide, may face more than 10 years in jail

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:29pm by AFP

    ... in jail. After the verdict, Pistorius' uncle Arnold said the damage done to the athlete as a result of the trial had been tragic. But crime-weary South Africans and legal experts were angry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590943/oscar-pistorius-found-guilty-culpable-homicide
  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius gets little sympathy from Steenkamp family and friends

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Pretoria Family and friends of Reeva Steenkamp and her parents have little sympathy despite her mother saying that she had forgiven him No benefit of doubt for Oscar Pistorius In the most shocking moment of the trial, the state prosecutor confronted Oscar Pistorius with a close-up photo of Reeva Steenkamp, her hair matted dark with blood. The athlete recoiled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1592479/oscar-pistorius-gets-little-sympathy-steenkamp-family-and-friends

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