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  1. Merchandisers will not taint Olympics' image, says Bocog

    Posted Jun 14th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... for the Olympic Games had not found evidence to support allegations made by Playfair 2008, an international labour rights group. 'There is a big gap between what the enterprises told us ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Organisers of the Beijing Olympics say they will not allow their image to be tainted by irresponsible Games merchandisers who abuse labour standards, amid ...

  2. Games organiser to act on reports of labour abuses

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... regulations,' she said. Ms Muller also pointed the finger at the International Olympic Committee. The IOC said it did not have direct control over all official products that carried the Olympics logo ... an allegation that makers of Olympics merchandise have abused labour standards and in some cases employed children, in order to protect the Games' reputation. The Beijing Organising Committee ...

  3. 698 days to go

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... for the 800 or more employees working in the confines of the Beijing Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (Bocog). Xu, Bocog's deputy director of human resources, has been given ... a wide pool of high-calibre professionals to work for the Beijing Games. How wise. At the previous two Olympics, in Sydney and Athens, the organising committees were hit in varying degrees ...

  4. Firm hired primary students

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for which the Olympic movement and in particular the International Olympic Committee itself must take full responsibility,' the statement said. 'We call upon the Beijing Committee ... Stationery, which has Taiwanese investment- was among the four companies named in a report by Playfair 2008, an international alliance of trade unions and NGOs, as using child labour to make Olympic ...

  5. Olympic Briefs

    Posted Jan 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SPITTING AND LITTERING ON THE DECREASE Spitting is on the decrease in Beijing, a new study claims. According to the Humanistic Olympic Studies Centre at Renmin University, spitting ... the 15.5 million citizens. SPONSOR FORGETS THE GREEN DRIVE German car maker Audi and the ranks of Beijing's VIPs have gone against the drive for a green Olympics by ordering more than 1,000 ...

  6. Post-Games anxiety grips junior Bocog employees

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... promoters and designers with a certain level of state backing, the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games has been completely under government control since being formed in 2001. Among ... Martin Zhou in Beijing With the nation still revelling in the glory of hosting its first Olympics, many of those who worked for years to make it happen are looking anxiously to the future. ...

  7. Protests as clock starts ticking in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... last night at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui. Earlier 20 protesters carrying two of the 'Fuwa' Games mascots demonstrated outside the International Olympic Committee offices in Causeway Bay, urging it to recognise labour rights on the mainland. Protest organiser Cheung Lai-ha cited examples of lax enforcement of labour laws at mainland factories ...

  8. Officials acknowledge 6 deaths at Games sites

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing Beijing's municipal government said yesterday six construction workers had died during the building of Olympic venues - the first time senior officials have admitted to any deaths at the 32 sites. During a press conference by the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, senior officials took several attempts to clarify the total number ...

  9. The Party Line

    Posted Jan 20th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Beijing 2008 volunteers must be young and politically correct, reports Martin Zhou There are many superlatives used to describe the Beijing Olympics - the best, greatest, most important ... at the Olympics across the venues in August and the following September Paralympics,' said Liu Jian, Bocog's volunteer department chief. So far, 80 per cent of the positions on offer have been ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legco backing sought for HK to host IOC session The government will seek Legco approval to support a bid by Hong Kong's Olympic committee to host the 2011 International Olympic Committee session. The committee approached the Home Affairs Bureau in August for its support to bid for the right to host the 123rd IOC session scheduled for 2011, the bureau says in a paper ...




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