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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Finance Committee unlikely to clear funding backlog amid political stalemate

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... in stalemate over agenda The backlog in the legislature's Finance Committee seems unlikely to be cleared before the end of the current session after pan-democrats and the government stuck to their opposing views on how remaining funding requests should be handled. The committee today holds its last meeting before the summer recess with a backlog of more than 40 requests still on the table. ...

  2. State and money triumph over true athletic spirit

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... unaccountable colleagues who run the International Olympic Committee has been one thing only- money. Pity China that the Games are being held in August rather than in late September when the climate ... Philip Bowring The Olympics may be just into its stride but, already, several lessons for future Games are clear. The first is to reduce the role of the opening ceremony, stop using ...

  3. Voice of the Games doesn't sound sweet to English ears

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Anglo-French Olympic rivalry affected these Games long before the opening ceremony, however. London and Paris were joint favourites to win the bid to host the 2012 Games, and according to International Olympic Committee rules, all bidding cities had to refrain from criticism of their competitors. Outwardly, London and Paris were the epitome of good conduct ahead of the July 2005 announcement. ...

  4. Long-awaited Olympic logo to be revealed

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's history, but the shape of the winning design is a well-kept secret. Representatives of the Beijing Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and the International Olympics Committee (IOC) ... sponsors for aeronautical, motoring, chemical, insurance and technology services that would feature at the Games, organising committee officials said yesterday. Olympics officials declined ...

  5. McDonald's beefs up sponsorship

    Posted Feb 27th 2004, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... and market for McDonald's and we expect to have over 1,000 stores by the time the Olympics start.' There are 580 McDonald's on the mainland, with 100 in Beijing. International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge said the restaurant chain was 'a long-time valued friend and partner of the Olympic movement'. 'McDonald's continued commitment ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Under-fire finance committee chief Ng Leung-sing blames treasury over funding backlog

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:46pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Ng Leung-sing brushes off notions of stepping down after surviving a no-confidence vote Finance Committee chief staying put Beleaguered Legislative Council Finance Committee chairman Ng Leung-sing dismissed suggestions that he should step down after he survived a no-confidence motion yesterday. But he vowed to meet pan-democrats on how to resolve ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    IOC made right move to drop wrestling: Jacques Rogge

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in St Petersburg Rogge defends exit and shortlisting of wrestling The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympic programme ... for having achieved little change. "We do not want change for change," Rogge said. "The purpose is to have the best possible Olympic Games." He said the IOC's move to exclude ...

  8. 2008 Games to start two weeks later

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fearing the effects of a sizzling summer, Beijing organisers persuade the Olympics committee to push back its dates Beijing's 2008 Olympics will be postponed by two weeks because ... organising committee had been pushing for a three-week postponement. The Games were originally scheduled to be held from July 25 to August 10, but the International Organising Committee (IOC) ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Bradley Wiggins admits he is likely to miss Tour de France due to internal Team Sky rivalry with Chris Froome

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:15pm by AP

    ... It was a clear indication that he was unlikely to line up in Yorkshire on July 5 for the Tour's start in England. Speaking to the BBC yesterday, the 34-year-old multiple Olympic gold medallist ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Wrestling, squash and baseball make Games cut

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in St Petersburg Wrestling, squash and baseball make Games cut Three months after being dropped from the 2020 Olympics, wrestling won the chance of a reprieve yesterday ... of the athletes." Squash is bidding for an Olympic spot for a third time. Wrestling, with a tradition dating to the ancient Olympics, was surprisingly cut from the list of core sports by the IOC board ...




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