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  1. Olympic venues are scaled back after call for restraint

    Posted Jul 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang The organising committee for the Beijing Olympics has decided to scale back some of its venues in response to land shortages and an international call for a more modest event. It is not known how much the cutbacks will save but sources in the Beijing committee said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had demanded a more frugal approach. 'The IOC hopes subsequent ...


    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... Peter Goff MORE WOMEN ON THE BEIJING PROGRAMME The IOC has introduced new quotas for women's participation at the Olympic Games, bringing them closer to reaching the goal of gender ... Athens in the run-up to the 2004 games. Rejected pair STRIKE OUT Baseball and women's softball have struck out and will not be on the Olympic programme in London in 2012. Both sports ...

  3. Creative Cities Collection: 500 Chinese and International Artists

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. This time, Lam was asked for a logo and a painting. His logo had the Chinese character for 'humanity' sitting atop the five Olympic rings. The painting, titled Millennium Odyssey: From Athens to Beijing, was about a journey- one Lam assumed would end for him at the Beijing Games. He was wrong. Last year, the International Olympic Committee ...

  4. Games seen reaping as much as US$30m

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... to US$30 million - even though the budget shot up to US$2.4 billion, it was predicted yesterday. A pleased executive vice-president of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games ... Olympic Committee (IOC), the event's governing body. The prediction far outstrips recent Games, which have proved to be hit-and-miss affairs for the respective accountants and taxpayers. ...

  5. With the hard work done, officials will keep fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson As a senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) member said in late September when the smog- as if on cue- settled over the near-completed Bird's Nest during ... and pray- as only atheists can- that the simple things in Olympic life, such as ticket allocation, go off without a hitch. Bocog has had a Bird's Nest full of the outcries over corruption, land ...

  6. 137,000km Olympic torch epic planned

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... will be a relay that covers the longest distance, is most inclusive and involves the most people in modern Olympic history,' he said. The route was unveiled by Politburo Standing Committee member Luo Gan and International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge after the IOC's executive board approved it yesterday. The flame will be lit in Athens and the relay will start in Beijing ...

  7. Olympic evictees promised fair payments

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... venues has begun, with officials slowing the pace of construction as suggested by International Olympic Committee members. Mr Jin said technical difficulties remained in the construction ... and the retractable roof had been dropped. Meanwhile, officials from the organising committee say the International Olympic Committee has yet to make a decision on whether to allow Beijing to move ...

  8. Olympics Bible ban 'blatant lie'

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... with them their own Bibles. But no one can bring in multiple copies for public distribution.' Earlier, another official from the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games gave ... church,' the Catholic News Agency said in its version of the report. An International Olympic Commission spokeswoman said Article 61 of the Olympic Charter prohibited religious, political ...

  9. Official held in widening Olympic graft probe

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Second-in-charge of venue construction for Beijing Games has been detained An Olympic construction official has been linked to an apparently deepening graft investigation that has already brought about the downfall of a former Beijing vice-mayor, but Beijing Games organisers were silent on the issue yesterday. Officials from the Beijing Organising Committee ...

  10. Olympic Briefs

    Posted Aug 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the Hong Kong windsurfing team able to complete only six of their scheduled 11 races, raising questions about Qingdao's suitability as a host site. However, Olympic sailing committee official ... the company's co-founder and general manager, said: 'This is evidence of our support for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It will also encourage all qualified, interested Chinese citizens to join our ...




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