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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    Athletics coach Paul Wright to quit Hong Kong for sake of son's health

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka and John Carney Pollution forces coach who transformed city's athletics to leave just four months into contract Wright quits to save son's health Hong Kong's athletics coach Paul Wright will leave his post in November after just over two years in the job, amid fears his son's health problems are linked to the city's high levels of pollution. ...

  2. Sichuan athletes moved

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing Sichuan sports authorities have relocated more than 300 of the region's elite athletes to other parts of the mainland to concentrate on training away from ... of 30 minutes, following a magnitude 6.4 aftershock in the region on Sunday. Xie Xing, a pole vaulter, said athletes have had to sleep outdoors all night and stay alert, which was seriously ...

  3. Blue sky greets athletes in Beijing

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing World athletes arriving in Beijing at the weekend were greeted by bright sunshine and blue skies, raising hopes of more clear air for the capital city in the last four days before the opening of the Olympics on Friday. The Olympic host city, which has been embarrassed by persistent smog in the lead-up to the Games, basked under clear skies again ...

  4. Chinese food is still on the menu, British say

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... to clear nasal airways. 'We consider all sport science and medicine support issues for our athletes and yes, one or two athletes might choose to wear masks,' Cotton said. Cotton ... the main worry about food in the Olympic Village wasn't about illness but of athletes putting on weight. 'When athletes are bored, they tend to eat,' Cotton said. He also reiterated ...

  5. Smog a burning issue seven years on

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... is the prospect of a pack of athletes running the marathon or in the road cycling race wearing face masks to protect their lungs. And the sight of athletes doing so in the Bird's Nest, say, would cause an outcry. Several teams have mooted the idea of masks, and some of the top-10 nations refuse to rule out their use. Only last week, Japanese athletes said they might wear masks made ...

  6. Five runners collapse in stifling conditions

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam and Zhuang Pinghui At least five athletes, including Hong Kong's top woman marathon runner, collapsed near the finish of a 10km race yesterday as they struggled with serious air pollution and hot weather. The athletes who fell ill during the Chung Hing Cup at Shing Mun Reservoir were all in their 30s, some with many years of running experience. All were discharged ...

  7. Gymnasts given sneak preview of a top-level acrobatic performance

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... of this month, but the British team got to check out the show because some of the performers are former top athletes. By all accounts, Olympics hopefuls Imogen Cairns, Hannah Clowes, Kayleigh Cooke, ... into their routines, but Cirque's vice-president of marketing, Milan Rokic, might have been doing some advance scouting. 'Many of our Cirque du Soleil artists are former top-level athletes, so we ...

  8. Sichuan quake overshadows test event

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing The high-hurdle Olympics and world champion Liu Xiang skipped the barriers skilfully after last night's preliminary heat at the China Athletics Open ... ceremony, for spectators to offer cash for relief efforts. Every athlete from Sichuan province drew a wave of chanting from the stands as a gesture of support. Xie Xin, a pole vaulter from Sichuan, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ARCHITECTURE

    Design duo foster debate on the built environment

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... and top athletes throughout the world. "We led a series of collective workshops where 25 creatives from around China were brought together to challenge the perception of sport. The project ...

  10. Sailing venue factories in hot water

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson Factories polluting the waters that will host the Olympic sailing events in Qingdao next year face stiff fines and having their licences revoked. Eight food, chemical and textile companies have been blacklisted for 'causing excessive pollution' which could endanger the health of the 400 international athletes next August. Each has been handed ...




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