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  1. HK IOC member to help juniors develop

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... selection of Rio de Janeiro as the 2016 Games venue will see the Olympics reach every continent, and the next target will be developing more athletes at junior level,' Fok said. 'The inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore next year is part of that process.' Fok said IOC chief Jacques Rogge would attend December's East Asian Games in Hong Kong. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Olympic Games a silver lining for Brazil after World Cup humiliation

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... isn't everything. But they can at least contemplate the possibility of salvaging some national pride when they host South America's first Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Tokyo divided over its proposed Olympic stadium

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 10:43pm by APSPT

    ... Elaine Kurtenbach in Tokyo Old facility is due for demolition this summer but there is plenty of opposition to its planned replacement Tokyo divided on its new Olympic stadium As Tokyo prepares to demolish the half-century old stadium that hosted the first Olympics in Asia, debate is raging over whether the colossal, futuristic replacement planned for the 2020 Games will help ...


    Immigration red tape thwarts HK skier's Olympic dream and points to eligibility headache ahead of Asian Games

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 10:54pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong SAR passport in a hurry, or ask for a special dispensation from the International Olympic Committee. Despite being born in Hong Kong and having a permanent ID card, Xander was not eligible ... dispensation from the International Olympic Committee. And the rest, as they say, is history. Wilson, the city's top 100 metres freestyler, not only went to the Athens Games, she also took part ...

  5. International expansion paves way for diversity

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:46pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan Technology has made the world smaller, breaking borders to connect people from one corner of the globe to the other. Leveraging its vast expertise in this area, JASTEC, one of Japan's oldes ...

  6. Paris leads in Games race

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Paris is the current favourite to win the race to host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, according to leading sports industry executives. Research by ArkSports Limited found ... the 2010 Winter Olympics to Vancouver in Canada will mean that New York won't be awarded the 2012 Olympics, but Hamilton in Canada might still given the 2010 Commonwealth Games. 'The ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - SHORT SPORT

    Short Sport, March 9, 2013

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Jets will move to the Western Conference. AP   India moves to end Olympic suspension A top Indian government officer hopes to meet International Olympic Committee officials at its headquarters ... Olympic Committee. The letter was accompanied by one from the southern California committee for the Olympic Games, signed by Disney chief Robert Iger, basketball legend Magic Johnson ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    A battle is won, but a war is lost

    Posted May 24th 2014, 10:22pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong SAR passport. The OCA had initially insisted all athletes had to hold a passport for the country they wished to represent, in line with International Olympic Committee rules. ... is an opportunity you don't get very often," says Atkinson, who, although born in Hong Kong, holds a British passport. The Hong Kong Olympic Committee successfully argued that if an athlete had ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Mega Events Fund must be axed

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... principle. A case in point is the government's Mega Events Fund, which hopes to raise the city's international profile by sponsoring splashy community events. It does not take another ... lack of invoice and payroll records, questionable ticket sales, and conflict of interest in staffing and procurement. After rounds of open hearings on the saga, a Legco committee came up ...




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