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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 - 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 Agencies in Nanjing Restrictions placed on athletes from Ebola zone Nigeria has withdrawn from the Youth Olympics in the Chinese city of Nanjing, state media reported Saturday, as four ...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
  5. 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
  6. News - World - Ebola virus

    African detainee in Scotland tests negative after Ebola scare

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 06:04pm by AFP

    ... The latest test in Scotland comes after an athlete from Sierra Leone, competing at the this year Commonwealth Games in Glasgow was tested and found to be clear of Ebola last month. WATCH: What ... stepped up measures to contain the disease, the International Olympics Committee said athletes from Ebola-hit countries had been barred from competing in pool events and combat sports at the Youth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574961/african-detainee-scotland-tests-negative-after-ebola-scare
  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping's appearance on CCTV marks end to party conclave

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com General secretary's visit to young athletes in Nanjing signals end to annual meeting of elite Xi appearance marks end to party conclave A public ... the Games' opening ceremony tonight. Xi urged the young athletes to promote understanding and communication with their counterparts from around the world and to encourage other young people in China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574567/xi-jinpings-appearance-cctv-marks-end-party-conclave
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will take ‘six months’ to bring under control, says MSF

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:13am by AFP

    ... city. “Right now we have no past experience with in urban setting,” said Liu. Athletes barred As countries around the world stepped up measures to contain the disease, the International Olympics Committee said athletes from Ebola-hit countries had been barred from competing in pool events and combat sports at the Youth Olympics opening in China on Saturday. The decision, which affects three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574152/ebola-outbreak-toll-has-been-vastly-underestimated-warns-who
  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius murder trial adjourned for a week as athlete prepares defence

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 06:01pm by Reuters

    ... of the night. If found guilty of murder, Pistorius faces at least 25 years in prison. The trial has gripped South Africa and millions of athletics fans around the world who saw Pistorius as a symbol ... and London Paralympics. He also won a battle against athletics authorities for the right to compete against able-bodied men, becoming the first amputee runner at an Olympics when he reached the 400 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1459362/murder-trail-oscar-pistorius-adjourned-until-april-7

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