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  1. Kazakh's gold is Olympic ideal

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... has become more fluid. We are thinking, of course, of Hunan-born Chinshanlo, formerly Zhao Changling, who won a weightlifting gold medal- for Kazakhstan- in the London Olympics while ... It cannot identify personal qualities of dedication, perseverance and self-belief that are also hallmarks of champions. Chinshanlo's cross-border journey to the gold-medal podium ...

  2. Want Olympic gold? Show me the money

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu With the London Olympics kicking off next week, it is time to speculate on the medal table. According to a report by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, wealthy nations such as the US, China, Russia and host country Britain will take the lea ...

  3. China has yet another potential gold medallist- in verbal jousting

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Deft footwork by Bocog's beau sabreur foils probes from the free press, writes PETER SIMPSON Imagine the scene. The new Olympic sport of verbal jousting. Ringside are commentators Barry and sidekick pundit Roy, an Olympic veteran. The jingle of an ad ...

  4. Forget gold, mainland tells its icons

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... to new depths yesterday when sports chiefs effectively advised their reigning world volleyball champions to forget about going for gold. Instead, the Chinese women's team- who won gold at the 2004 Athens Games- have been surprisingly assured that a fifth-place finish would satisfy the nation desperate for Olympic glory. 'Anything between the gold medal and fifth place ...

  5. Dancing to the gold tune

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fans given a rare chance to catch China's heroes and heroines in action It's truly a golden celebration. A total of 50 Olympic gold medallists, including winners in doubles ... of China's Olympic heroes and heroines in action in a welcoming parade of star talent. China won 32 gold medals in Athens, but 50 gold medals were awarded to their athletes in different sports. ...

  6. Tipping scales to give China first gold

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Meryl Chow Organisers schedule weightlifting as morale-boosting first event Organisers of the 2008 Beijing Olympics are orchestrating a schedule that will see China win the first gold medal of the games- sending a morale booster to other athletes and setting the tone for a record medal haul. A draft schedule has the first gold medal to be decided in weightlifting, ...

  7. Beijing property goes for Olympic gold

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... As housing demand builds into a frenzy, there are fears the pre-games rush may not be sustainable, Sandy Li writes For Beijing property agent Yang Hui, the start of the official countdown to the 2008 Olympic Games means longer days and a heavier workload. ...

  8. Going for gold

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What do you think of the medals for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games? Does the concept of the medals successfully connect the Chinese culture and the spirit of the Games? Write to us ...

  9. What price gold?

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... of national pride- with dread. Perhaps it was the sheer dominance of Australia that fuelled its media's obsession with the local performances. Australia won about one-third of the gold medals ... resulting from medal inflation in some sports. Shooting, a sport with a tiny number of participants, had 36 golds at Melbourne, of which six were won by one person and 16 by India. Track cycling ...

  10. Going for gold (in every event)

    Posted Mar 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Lionel Walsh

    ... three-way contest, with China the other contender. In Athens in 2004, China placed third after the United States and Russia, with 63 medals- 32 of them gold. For China's 1.3 billion people, ...




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