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  1. Residents of capital anxious and proud

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Authorities need to speed up efforts to improve Beijing's traffic, air quality and hygiene in the two years before the capital hosts the Olympic Games, city residents ... in terms of traffic and hygiene. 'Traffic is an old problem here which can hurt the city's international image. There are frequent traffic jams and people here don't follow ...

  2. Ditch corporate excess for the democratic Games

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the first genuinely 'democratic Olympics', a non-corporate Games- a truly austere international sporting event. Many are looking at the 1948 Olympics, held among the bomb sites ... Olympiad during the global recession. But as the row over the corporates' hold over the Games rages, the claim that this is the Spartan Olympics is wearing increasingly thin. The sponsors ...

  3. Greek capital shaken by earthquake and record doping scandals

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... time, the International Olympic Committee was taking its decision to strip Hungary's Robert Fazekas of his gold medal in the men's discus in another drug-related tale. The timing ... sordid drug past firmly behind it. Remember 1994, at the Asian Games in Hiroshima when seven swimmers were among 11 Chinese athletes to test positive for steroids. China was stripped off nine ...

  4. Sun aims to be queen of capital

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... Clifford Coonan in Beijing After record-breaking victory last year, Chinese champion will be the centre of attention in Beijing International Marathon Sun Yingjie is history's third fastest woman over the full marathon- two hours, 19 minutes and 39 seconds. Crucially, she ran this formidable time at the Beijing International Marathon last year. Only Briton Paula Radcliffe ...

  5. Chinese group takes a stake in Inter Milan

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com A minority stake acquired by a group of Chinese investors in Italian football club FC Internazionale, also known as Inter Milan, may increase as China ... said. 'An investment by China, by one of the biggest Chinese groups, an investment in the stadium and at a difficult time also shows confidence in the country, in the [euro] currency.' ...

  6. 'International' win proves a breeze

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools. 'We won the league title in Shanghai this year; it is great to keep learning new skills from the Hong Kong development team matches,' ... Kevin Kung Hong Kong's only outdoor court used solely for netball- at Sham Shui Po Sports Ground- was the venue for an unofficial international as a Hong Kong under-21 development ...

  7. Mainland firms join race for Games gold

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by International Olympic Committee board members, sponsorship auctions and much more. All of it will throw a spotlight on the capital itself, but it will also bring attention to the mainland's economy ... not global ones. Taking part in the 2008 Olympics will, of course, be one avenue to raising China's game. Chinese corporations and Beijing's municipal officials will have to work closely ...

  8. A national pastime with international meaning

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to us means 29 American teams plus one from Canada. Yet, defying American provincialism, the language of baseball applies to everything, everywhere - even in China. I doubt, for example, that the Chinese president has ever held a baseball bat, but Deborah Brautigam, in her book about China and Africa, wrote that 'China would step up to the plate' when President Hu Jintao pledged ...

  9. HK to give China first taste of 'international'

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay A little bit of history will be made this month when China's women's team play their first full representative match- against Hong Kong- in Shenzhen. The 35-over game on June 24 will be the first time the mainland women's team, formed this year, will figure in an 'international'. The fixture will also be used by both China and Hong Kong ...

  10. Glue vote has China fretting

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Zagreb A proposal to ban use of certain glues on bats poses a threat to China's supremacy ahead of the Olympics, claims a member of the mainland camp at the world championships in the Croatian capital. The proposal by the Japan Table Tennis Association, asks for a ban from January 1, 2008, on all adhesives containing volatile organic compounds (VOC). The proposal ...




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