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  1. Photos - Today in Photos

    Head over heels

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Brazilian players celebrate after winning the women's volleyball gold medal match against the United States. Head over heels Brazilian players celebrate after winning the women's volleyball gold medal match against the United States. The Brazilian team produced a dazzling comeback to stage victory. When Fernanda Rodrigues arched her back and delivered the final blow to defeat ...

  2. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... We must... continue the scientific concept of development, promote social harmony and improve people's livelihood and welfare President Hu Jintao spells out the party line They came to Munich in the spirit of peace and solidarity. We owe it to them t ...

  3. Ireland go head-to-head with Germany in 'final'

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Noel Prentice A 'final' befitting a World Cup will be played out in Hainan today as world number two Rory McIlroy and world number four Martin Kaymer go head to head for glory. ... will be two formidable combinations- South Africa's Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen and the United States' Kuchar and Gary Woodland, also at 19 under and two shots behind Ireland. 'We ...

  4. Who said it?

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... We will enhance the armed forces' capacity to accomplish a wide range of military tasks, the most important of which is to win local wars under information-age conditions Premier Wen Jiabao, presenting his annual work report Well, yes, they were real ...

  5. Wrong remedy for poor state of play

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Olympic Games next year and all but out of the 2014 World Cup already. State leaders are understandably eager to see the team scale the international heights attained by many other Chinese athletes, but suggestions that this can best be achieved by bringing the sport under tighter government control are misguided. The state dominates sports, with most top athletes the products ...

  6. Hong Kong the model for Russia

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken With Putin's approval, the sport of kings is being revived in the former communist state We are in a spacious office overlooking the Moscow hippodrome, the home of Russian ... Russia's rich and famous. State leaders of Kazakhstan, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan attended and Chechen Prime Minister Ramzam Kadyrov- son of the previous Chechen leader ...

  7. State body steps in to veto trio shortlisted for Olympic coach

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... A power struggle between the all-powerful State General Administration of Sports and the Chinese Football Association means the mainland are once again on the lookout for a new head coach. After ... but not senior enough to appoint a head coach. The CFA and the State Ministry of Sports refused to comment on the latest twist. However, Wong is reported in the Beijing Entertainment Messenger as saying ...

  8. China aces heading for lockdown

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... impossible' from New Year's Day for either domestic or international journalists, sources in the State General Sports Administration (SGSA) said. The National Sports Training Centre of China ... athletes, who threaten to topple the United States at the top of the gold medal standings in August. But this time around, even their domestic counterparts, usually favoured by media sessions ...

  9. Super Combed looks headed for the top

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... over 2,200 metres (Race 668). His emphatic 23/4-length victory was probably his easiest to date and his rate of improvement suggests he could be headed for the Premier grade next season. His ... supporters. Fradd was quick to point out the state of the track may have been a factor in the Unicorn's defeat, the wear and tear being at a premium at this stage of the season. It is a valid ...

  10. Collapso Kings are simply soft in the head

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

    ... Batsmen state that the first 10 runs are the hardest, so why have England's finest been so incapable of turning encouraging starts into telling contributions? Fragile techniques being exposed ...




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