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  1. Liu Xiang's new job sparks online buzz

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Star athlete Liu Xiang's appointment as a Shanghai party official has sparked controversy online, with some users questioning whether he is fit ... on Thursday after the former Olympic 110-metres hurdles champion posted on his microblog pictures of his office and published a statement in support of the city's athletes. Many internet users ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980790/liu-xiangs-new-job-sparks-online-buzz
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - RIGHT FIELD

    Lack of transparency on mainland at root of Liu Xiang conspiracy theories

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... has created an environment where one of the country's most beloved athletes is having an incredibly difficult time getting anyone to believe him. And if they aren't buying Liu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1027727/lack-transparency-mainland-root-liu-xiang-conspiracy
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China stifles Olympic athletes' own drive for success

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani says China proves nothing by drilling its athletes to win Olympic gold; victory will mean more if it's achieved through their own drive Fire within Sports don't interest me at all, but I made it a point to watch the agonising end, yet again, to Liu Xiang's quest for Olympic gold. Dare I discuss why I think the talented athlete couldn't deliver ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1008707/china-stifles-olympic-athletes-own-drive-success
  4. Athletes give new stadium thumbs up

    Posted May 31st 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... are high that he could also make an appearance in Hong Kong. If that were to happen, Kwan Kee, chairman of the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association agreed the 3,500-seater stadium might ... draw and there will be much interest surrounding him. But other than him, I think this stadium is just perfect for the East Asian Games.' Athletes and visiting officials gave the thumbs up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682047/athletes-give-new-stadium-thumbs
  5. Athletes told to shine- on and off the stage

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... obsession with gold medals and a murky selection process were on the agenda, with China's Olympians in attendance. Droves of athletes, identically dressed in red and yellow uniforms filled ... enormous inspiration,' Liu Peng, the sports minister said, referring to the national leader's inspection of those chosen athletes who are being relied on to bring gold to the nation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646729/athletes-told-shine-and-stage
  6. Liu and HK athletes in Nest warm-up

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Unus Alladin

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing and Unus Alladin Hong Kong athletes will join champion hurdler Liu Xiang at the iconic 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium in Beijing today during ... represents one of the lastopportunities for Hong Kong's track and field athletes to qualify for Beijing. So far no athlete has reached the standard, although they will compete in at least three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638555/liu-and-hk-athletes-nest-warm
  7. News - China Insider - CELEBRITY ATHLETES

    Chinese Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang mocked for dressing in Red Army uniform

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 03:38pm by Chris Luo

    ... of athletes from the national team have attracted media attention and a barrage of online ridicule. The photos, which made newspaper front pages and were widely circulated on the internet, show ... officials prefer to hold motivational conventions, and sometimes organise trips to famous places associated with communism, to rouse athletes’ revolutionary fighting spirits ahead of major sporting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1347317/chinese-olympic-champion-hurdler-liu-xiang-mocked-dressing-red
  8. Chinese athletes plan to dethrone US at 2008 games

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... on the 2008 Olympics, China's athletes are intent on winning the country's biggest medal haul in front of a home crowd. In Athens last year, China celebrated their best Olympics performance ... The impressive performance in Athens came as a pleasant surprise because China had sent a youthful crop of athletes to Greece with the focus on grooming them for 2008. Publicly, officials have modest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/518528/chinese-athletes-plan-dethrone-us-2008-games
  9. Time for cashing in is over, athletes warned

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... athletes in order to eliminate distractions in the build-up to the Beijing Games. The track and field management centre under the General State Sports Administration will take the lead in the initiative by telling Liu Xiang, arguably the most celebrated Chinese athlete, to enter a period of reclusiveness next month. 'We want to make sure Liu starts to focus 100 per cent on the games ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613872/time-cashing-over-athletes-warned
  10. Athletes champion the nation's cause

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... years' time in Beijing, hundreds of thousands of Chinese athletes were training hard, hoping to be among the chosen few. As China reflects on its unprecedented success in Athens, where it won ... characters urging athletes to win glory for their motherland through 'patriotism, unity and struggle'. Most of these athletes will ultimately fail to bring glory to the motherland, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/472535/athletes-champion-nations-cause

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