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  1. 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
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    2012 London Games goes beyond motto to inspire generations of athletes

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... they have enshrined for more than a century, it is to be hoped sports laboratories stay a step ahead of the cheats. Cyclist Lee headed up a creditable showing by Hong Kong athletes, with a table ... perhaps hopes of a gold medal in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Despite the government's HK$7 billion elite athletes development fund and a HK$1.8 billion redevelopment of the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1008765/2012-london-games-goes-beyond-motto-inspire-generations
  3. Boost as athletes get Games grants

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Chen Min, Michelle Chen

    ... Michelle Chen Min Young, talented athletes will receive financial and technical assistance to prepare for the 2010 Winter Olympics and the Summer Games two years later. The Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) participated in the Olympic Scholarships for Athletes in Athens last year. Seven nominations were approved- Chiang Wei-hun ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519872/boost-athletes-get-games-grants
  4. Director's documentary tribute puts athletes on centre stage

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhang Zhaoxi spoke to Al Guo Zhang Zhaoxi is director of the popular 10-part television documentary Our Olympics, which looks at the movement's influence on athletes. Zhang discusses the evolution of Chinese athletes and how that change reflects what the Olympic movement has brought to China. How did you make your series stand out from the many other sports documentaries being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652539/directors-documentary-tribute-puts-athletes-centre-stage
  5. Items used by athletes among more than 20m to go under hammer

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and furniture. All of the objects were either used by Olympic athletes, the IOC or staff. Beijing Equity Exchange spokeswoman Shuai Xiaoshan said the number of objects on offer had not been set, nor had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650577/items-used-athletes-among-more-20m-go-under-hammer
  6. State and money triumph over true athletic spirit

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... presidential attendance as proof of political correctness and focus on the athletes. It's said London will have a hard time equalling the Beijing opening show. Let's hope it does not try ... to the great inconvenience of many athletes and the vast majority of the world. Nor can one blame China for searching out obscure sports, such as women's weightlifting and pistol shooting, to win ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648871/state-and-money-triumph-over-true-athletic-spirit
  7. Athletes and coaches ask why they were not invited to take part in historic relay

    Posted May 01st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Chan Kin-wa and Martin Wong A former athlete who won the first Asian Games gold medal for Hong Kong 22 years ago is upset that she was not asked to join the Olympic torch relay, while ... Ms Che was one of the notable absentees when the 120-member list was revealed. The list includes 21 businessmen, 13 politicians and eight entertainers, and has sparked criticism that athletes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635962/athletes-and-coaches-ask-why-they-were-not-invited-take-part-historic-relay
  8. Athletes at Wan Chai desperate to carry torch

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka The men's pole vault record was broken yesterday in round two of the Hong Kong Athletic League but there were no performances by track and field athletes that would qualify for a place in this year's Beijing Olympics. However, the air at Wan Chai Sports Ground was buzzing with speculation as to who from the athletic community might be chosen to carry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/633692/athletes-wan-chai-desperate-carry-torch
  9. Olympics chief defends low number of athletes in torch relay

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Chan Kin-wa and Celine Sun The president of the Sports Federation and Hong Kong Olympic Committee, Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, has said he sees no problem in having only 42 athletes among ... for the Olympic Games and 24 by sponsors. Of the 42 athletes, 18 were recommended by district councils and 24 from different sectors of society. Asked if too few athletes were involved, Mr Fok said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/633995/olympics-chief-defends-low-number-athletes-torch-relay
  10. Athletes say farewell to the Sports Institute

    Posted Jan 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu 1,600 people gather to take a last look before demolition work About 1,600 athletes and members of the public bade farewell to the Sports Institute in Sha Tin yesterday- a day before the facilities are demolished to make way for the Olympic equestrian events in 2008. Many local elite athletes crowded in and took a last glance at the institute, which has been local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577140/athletes-say-farewell-sports-institute

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