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  1. Olympic politics and the 'known unknowables'

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... seven years ago when the teams from North and South Korea marched together at the opening ceremony. Now, it is China's turn. It will host next year's Olympiad and in China, politics ... an international sporting event. This is not to say that China should be unduly criticised for political motives in hosting the Games. Every potential host has ulterior motives for its actions. ...

  2. Politics and players to battle out soccer final

    Posted Aug 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang and Jane Cai National team supporters see match as a chance to settle score against Japan This weekend's Asian Cup soccer final between China and Japan in Beijing has become as much a political event as a sporting occasion, with tensions fuelled by anti-Japanese sentiment on the mainland. Saturday's match has attracted unprecedented public attention, even ...

  3. Political games

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... in the torch relay for these 'non-political' Games. Thus, large sums are spent on hosting equestrian events, despite the almost non-existent local participation in the sport. To enable Mr ... of the Games to boost China's image abroad and its image at home. It should not be surprised that critics should seek to draw attention to grievances. That is not to say that unruly demonstrations ...

  4. Polite applause as Becks makes his appearance

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... instead. But not to worry. Beckham (pictured), the conspicuous drawcard for tomorrow's match between the Galaxy and a South China invitational team, said his injury was not of grave concern. ... the television cameras still lined three rows deep into the crowded pool house at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, the gasps were absent. Beckham received the same polite introductory applause as the others ...

  5. Olympics a political test for Beijing

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference meetings, it remains unclear whether delegates will be able to get satisfactory answers to requests for an updated estimate ... journalists' coverage of China before and during the Games, which will open in August next year. 'China has pledged to provide media services in accordance with the international practice and we ...

  6. China 'can cope without injured Wang'

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... qualified for the tournament this year. The top five teams who emerge from the three-week preliminary competition will reach the grand final along with hosts China at Beilun Sports and Arts Centre ... China coach Yu Juemin. 'We have been hit by the absence of Wang in this crucial period due to injury. Although we hope she can recover in time for the London Olympics, we have to prepare ...

  7. China still seeking right mix for London

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com China are still searching for the best combination with which to launch their Olympic assault, despite winning all three of their pool matches in the World ... in the final day's play at Macau Forum. Both had won their two previous matches, against Puerto Rico and Argentina, and the result not only put China on top of pool A but also gave them sweet ...

  8. Soccer needs to go back to grass roots

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Soccer is China's biggest spectator sport- and the country's biggest exception to sporting success on the international stage. For an explanation, the courts of the northeastern ... private investors. But contrary to his view, he would stand a better chance if China put an independent national organisation, staffed by dedicated professionals, in charge of building ...

  9. Be a sport, Japan; let China win

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer In February 1972, then US president Richard Nixon made cold war history by visiting China. Tomorrow, the goalkeeper of Japan's soccer team, Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, has ... them meet around a negotiating table. When it came to relations with the US, China in 1971 turned the equation around and began with a table tennis table. At the World Table Tennis ...

  10. Red-hot China show fans why they struck gold

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Jeremy Walker

    ... Jeremy Walker in Sendai, Japan China gave Japan's fans a sample of their Olympic gold medal-winning form on the fourth day of the women's World Grand Prix final round yesterday. But you had to be quick to see it. In a red blur, China demolished the previously unbeaten Brazil 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-19) in just 69 minutes to improve their win-loss record to 2-2 ...




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