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  1. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Storey claims her eighth gold but China in control in medals table

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Storey claims her eighth gold, but China in control China ended the first day of the London Paralympics on top of the medal table but it was British cyclist Sarah Storey who stole the show by storming to her eighth Paralympic gold. Storey took the women's C5 individual 3km pursuit after a lightning-quick qualifying time that would have won her ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - OLYMPICS

    China's gold medallists show off their golden touch in HK

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Olympic gold medallists relive the Games and connect with fans at HK sports extravaganza China's star athletes take a victory lap China's Olympic gold medallists were greeted at Queen Elizabeth Stadium yesterday by rapturous applause, as athletes and spectators alike relived the glory of the Games. Hongkongers Queenie Lam ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    China Olympic gold medallist shows sell out in an hour in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan and Johnny Tam Many queue overnight as Hongkongers snap up 3,448 tickets for chance to meet mainland Olympic winners China gold medallist shows sell out in an hour Thousands of sports lovers- some of whom had queued overnight- lined up outside official ticket outlets yesterday morning for the chance to meet China's Olympic gold medal athletes, and many went away ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - HIGH JUMP

    Russia's Anna Chicherova takes high jump gold at London Games despite back injury

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chicherova bounces back from injury to claim gold Emotional Russian Anna Chicherova banished the pain of an injury-marred season to soar to gold in the women's high jump. Sixth in Athens and a bronze medallist in Beijing, the 30-year-old world champion cleared the first five heights at the first time of asking before becoming the only woman to get over the bar at 2.05 ...

  5. Sport - HANDBALL

    Norway and Montenegro celebrate gold and silver in women's handball final

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Norway and Montenegro women celebrate gold and silver in style Champions Norway unfurled an enormous flag on court while Montenegro celebrated their country's first Olympic medal ... gold and send the large Norwegian support delirious with joy. "I felt like I was playing in Norway today," world player of the year Heidi Loke said. Prime Minister Igor Luksic, who ...

  6. HK bronze worth more than US gold thanks to bank deal

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay Sarah Lee Wai-sze might have only won a bronze medal but will be be rewarded more than American gold medallists, who will only receive US$25,000 (just under HK$200,000), less ... every local athlete HK$3 million for bringing back a gold medal, HK$1.5 million for a silver and HK$750,000 for a bronze. So in monetary terms, a Hong Kong bronze is worth nearly four US golds ...

  7. Liu's plight a mark of China's gold obsession

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of sporting history, was spoken at the 2004 Athens Games by a jubilant Liu Xiang after he became the first Chinese man to win an Olympic gold in the 110-metres hurdles. Chinese sport had not only ... China's obsession with gold medals, its training system and the millions spent on each athlete? What does the broken Liu, who is only 29, say about the amount of pressure placed upon ...

  8. Lee backed to bring home gold in 2016

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa in London kinwa.chan@scmp.com Cyclist Sarah Lee Wai-sze can turn bronze into gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Hong Kong coach Shen Jinkang predicted yesterday. Just two days after her bronze medal winning performance in the keirin, Lee, 25, could only manage 10th place in the sprint, failing to live up to heightened expectations. Even though Shen was disappointed ...

  9. Media slams obsession with gold medals

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... badminton players Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli disqualified. Many commentaries blamed a fixation on accumulating Olympic gold as the cause for the players' performance on Wednesday during ... were so anxious for gold they had no problem sacrificing deeper values. He drew a comparison with how the government pursued economic growth no matter the cost to public health ...

  10. Time to turn cash into gold

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their athletes for the Games, especially in cycling in which they have proved to be a formidable force with three gold medals so far,' he said. 'If we want our athletes to come close ...




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