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  1. Triumphant Special Olympics team begins the journey home

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Hong Kong's triumphant Special Olympics team began their journey home from Ireland yesterday afternoon, missing the climax of the Games, last night's closing ceremony. Flights from Dublin to London were fully booked and last-minute attempts to get them on later flights were abandoned because it would have meant dividing the intellectually disabled youngsters ...

  2. Special Olympics team returns home in triumph

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Special Olympics team upon their arrival from Dublin yesterday. In the liveliest scene Chek Lap Kok has witnessed since before the Sars outbreak, the athletes walked through the airport to a heroes' welcome, waving their medals - 31 gold, 13 silver and six bronze - in the air. The 22 athletes looked tired but happy after their 12-hour flight from London. 'It's been a long ...

  3. 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 that 30 per cent of global respondents favour the French bid, closely followed by London (26 per cent) and New York (16 per cent), with Rio de Janeiro in fourth place at 11 per cent. The report, ...

  4. Taking a trip on The Tube

    Posted Nov 20th 2003, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen The London Underground, known popularly as 'The Tube', is one of the world's most famous and efficient mass transport systems. It is used every day of the year by Londoners who live and work in the city and it is the main means of getting from A to B for millions of tourists who visit Britain's capital. Underground rail tracks burrow 148 kilometres under ...

  5. Roland Mouret

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Carmen Li

    ... Carmen Li Who? It took only a few seasons for the fashion world to realise what a talent French-born, London-based designer Roland Mouret really is. Mouret's 1998 debut ready-to-wear ... Born in Lourdes in 1961, in his 20s Mouret moved to Paris where he worked as a model, stylist and art director. He moved to London in the 1980s where he began his career designing ...

  6. At least yoghurt culture has profit potential

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... WE OBVIOUSLY SET a great deal of store in Hong Kong by our cultural heritage. We have a total of 23 museums, right from the Flagstaff House Museum of Teaware (a real snorer) to the new Museum of History in Tsim Sha Tsui (worth a visit). We have definitely pipped some other cities on the culture scoreboard. The A-Z guide of London museums lists only 22 of them, Paris has only 21 ...

  7. Big-spender Chelsea to flash more cash

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HERNAN CRESPO and directors from Inter Milan were believed to be in London to finalise his GBP20 million-plus (over HK$149 million) move to Chelsea, the British newspaper London Evening Standard recently reported. Former Middlesbrough star Marco Branca, now the sporting director at Inter flew in along with another director, Gabriele Oriali, as Roman Abramovich's amazing ...

  8. A museum of art for the modern age

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Tate Modern is the United Kingdom's national museum of modern and contemporary art. It is situated on the south bank of the River Thames in London on the opposite side ... origins go back to 1897 when Sir Henry Tate founded a gallery of British art in London. The trustees of Tate's museum wanted to build up an unrivalled collection of modern art to compliment ...

  9. 'Tiger' fails to lift the lid on Albert Hall

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Dino Mahoney

    ... the first night of the 'Proms' at London's Royal Albert Hall, heralding the start of possibly the world's greatest music festival. From the first concert on July 18 to the last on September 13, Londoners are enjoying a daily treat of top-class concerts in an atmosphere unrivalled in any other music venue. Much of the special atmosphere is generated by the 'Prommers' ...

  10. Long-awaited Olympic logo to be revealed

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

    ... Olympic authorities will use the long-awaited official logo for the 2008 Beijing Games to seek bids for coveted and costly sponsorships from next month, organising officials said yesterday. The sponsorship quest will begin on Sunday with the unveiling of the Beijing Olympic logo, which will be used for large-scale merchandising of the games in the capital and sponsorships ...




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