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  1. Three jeers for 'Asian' Games

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... winter to Asia. In a landslide vote this week, the International Olympic Committee named Pyeongchang as the host of the 2018 Winter Olympics over German and French bids. Granted, the Winter Games ... than four prominent members of South Korea's Olympic bid committee have been convicted of corruption and financial malfeasance. The head of the Korean Olympic Committee and former IOC ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Programme designed by the human resources solutions provider and its partner, the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The comprehensive programme focuses on career development training and job ... sport. Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, president of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, said the partnership was initiated because the extensive effort athletes invested ...

  3. Doha put on a great show but the Olympics are another matter

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the International Olympic Committee to vote for them in 2009 is the lack of fan atmosphere at the games. The official attendance figure for spectators at these games was given as 750,000. I might have ... Alvin Sallay 'The Games of your Life' has ended. Wonder what slogan organisers will come up with, if Doha manages to bag the 2016 Olympics- the big prize which they are angling ...

  4. Raise the bar, HK athletes told

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    .... The Hong Kong Olympic Committee has set June 29 as the deadline for respective sports to submit their list of qualifiers, but there is little doubt the number of Olympians will be the highest since a cap was introduced in 2000. Hong Kong sent 34 athletes to the Beijing Games four years ago and 32 to the 2004 Games in Athens. In 2000, the year in which the International Olympic Committee ...

  5. Macau should be granted membership, says council

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jeremy Walker

    ... Jeremy Walker in Macau The Olympic Council of Asia is to step up its efforts to help Macau become a member of the International Olympic Committee. Speaking at a press conference ... for the fourth East Asian Games from October 29 to November 6, for the AcolopGames for Portuguese-speaking National Olympic Committees in 2006 and for the second Asian Indoor Games in 2007. 'Macau ...

  6. The Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2006

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and short stories published in Dimsum, The OutLoud Anthology, Poetry Live! and Al Akhbar. Alexander has been a featured writer at international literary festivals in Hong Kong and Singapore, ... assurance, imaginatively set and richly textured'. Jasper Becker speaks regularly at institutions such as the World Economic Forum and the House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee ...

  7. Keep competition for Olympic slots fair

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of talent. When it comes to who represents Hong Kong at the Olympics, however, the happy cross-cultural marriage is put to the test. Who will go to Beijing in August, and who will stay at home- ... world ranking and the only vacant spot in the Olympic team. Zhou, 28, a former world No1, took up residence in Hong Kong a year ago under the quality migrant scheme. Yip, 20, represents ...

  8. HK sets sights on Asian Games

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tsun-ting, president of Hong Kong's Olympic Committee, and the government would study the relevant factors once the committee had decided to put in a bid, the minister said. Fok said ... The next Games after that will be held in 2019, and the Olympic Council of Asia said it would start accepting bids to host the event in 2012, with a decision coming in 2013. Tsang said the city ...

  9. Showjumping spectacular in HK called off

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong will have to wait. Next month's inaugural Hong Kong Masters, billed as Asia's first international five-star showjumping event, has been cancelled. The organisers, Asia Equestrian ... said the event hit a major obstacle, with riders unwilling to bring their best horses to Hong Kong with the London Olympics just a few months away. Many of the top riders had apparently ...

  10. International accolade for research team

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry The director of the University of Hong Kong's Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention is the first Asian winner of a prestigious international award for work to prevent deaths. Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai was awarded the Stengel Research Award by the International Association for Suicide Prevention, an accolade given every two years to an individual who makes ...




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