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  1. 40- Zhou Chunxiu

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Born: November 15, 1978 in Suzhou, Jiangsu Credentials: Winner of 2007 London Marathon and 2006 Seoul Marathon Why she'll win: Because she's desperate to confound the sceptics. China's distance runners still haven't shaken off the drug stigmas such as Ma Junren's doped-up army of the mid-1990s. Zhou is on a mission to put this right. 'We have to show ...

  2. Equestrianism on its last legs, admits princess

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of dressage as the biggest worry for the sport whose image also took a battering following the six doping cases at the 2008 Olympics- five of them in showjumping and one in dressage. 'The FEI has ... by the outcome of other events in Sha Tin- her warning coming in the wake of an Olympic fortnight of infighting and doping scandals that rocked the sport. The horses of four showjumpers- Norway's ...

  3. Official defends HK Games security

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... the utmost security measures were in place,' added the spokesman, Mark Pinkstone. Rose (pictured) told Horse & Hound magazine 'the accidental doping occurred via feed contamination or foul play. I would never dope a horse'. He also claimed he was 'pretty confident he was deliberately doped in the stable, but you can't say that without proof'. ...

  4. Banned coach seen at athletics competition

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... officials. Asked whether Wang's high-profile appearance was seen as an act of defiance, Zhao Jian, head of the Chinese Olympic Committee's anti-doping office, said: 'There is no rule ...

  5. 803 days to go

    Posted May 28th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... shaping up for a sizzling summer. World Cup years, wedged right in between Olympics, are generally periods when the sport takes a back seat. And with the pervading whiff of doping scandals ... into the Bird's Nest for that occasion would certainly be something to savour. Unfortunately, it is virtually impossible these days to mention athletes without building in a caveat on doping. We hope ...

  6. Keep gymnasts injury free or else, coaches told

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

    ... for the Beijing Games. I hope we can reduce injuries to a minimum by signing these contracts.' Mainland gymnasts will also be ordered to sign contracts promising not to succumb to doping. 'I do ...

  7. Seeking redemption in Hong Kong

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

    ... from mistakes.' The mistakes- Hoy's error and a positive dope test on Ludger Beerbaum's horse that cost another gold, in the team showjumping- were hard to swallow. But the best ...



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