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  1. Owners hope to strike gold after Olympics

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... in London, hard hit by the market slowdown, will be hoping for the best, with the Olympic Games scheduled for 2012. Indeed, some may be banking on it. During the height of the downturn in 2008, one reader of a property advice column cited Beijing, previous host of the world's most prestigious sporting event, where prices reportedly rose by up to 40 per cent. Surely, the London Olympics ...

  2. HK hopefuls eye London Olympics

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong paddlers start their quest for a 2012 London Olympics berth at the Egypt Open in Cairo today. Li Ching is seeded first in the men's singles draw, while ... top players from the region,' coach Chan Kong-wah said. 'We want to boost our players' world rankings as they will need to go through a tough qualifier for the London ...

  3. Records tumble at Olympics site as industrial area is regenerated

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren Two years before the 2012 Olympic Games are held in East London, records are being broken there. These records are related to construction, not sport. Stratford City, ... Stratford City- and housing for 11,000 residents, offices for 30,000 people and the Olympic Park. Half completed, the 39-hectare Canary Wharf estate is Britain's fastest-growing office market. ...

  4. Up-and-coming area

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Waterside activities and sports, landscaped areas and its location close to Stratford- the venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games- all point to its potential to attract tenants. The GBP9 billion ... universities are also easily reached, including London Metropolitan University, University College London and the London School of Economics. The council expects Woodberry Down to become a sustainable, ...

  5. Changing face of Canary Wharf

    Posted Jun 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... railway, Crossrail, will link the East End of London with the West End. London Bridge, Bank and Waterloo will all be accessible in about 10 minutes, and the luxury shopping hub of Bond Street and Mayfair will be an 18-minute train ride away. Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport will be a 45-minute and 70-minute ride respectively. The London 2012 Olympic Park is being built on the northern ...

  6. Veteran stars risk missing London Games

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Veterans Li Ching and Ko Lai-chak may not be able to represent Hong Kong at the 2012 London Games after an Olympic ruling was ratified at last week's ITTF board meeting during the world teams championships. The ruling allows a country to send a maximum of two players- as opposed to three for the Beijing Olympics- for the singles competition in London. The top 28 ...

  7. Road racing is Wong's route to London

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Asian Games hero Wong Kam-po is gunning for another major success in Asia that would clinch a place at the 2012 London Olympic Games. The 37-year-old clinched the individual ... success in the upcoming Asian Championships in Thailand, where two London berths are up for grabs. 'This is another way to win the Olympic qualification and we are not without chances ...

  8. Location and style attract investors

    Posted Apr 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... development in east London for potential investors. Matchmakers Wharf is located in the London borough of Hackney, to the northwest side of the 2012 Olympic Park in Stratford, and potentially ... looking over the 2012 Olympic Park and Stratford City, a new town in the Stratford borough, rapidly developing since London won the right to host the next Olympic Games. Design features include ...

  9. Wong targets London after BMX gold rush

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to qualify for the London Olympics in 2012. The five-time, back-to-back Asian champion was in a class of his own, winning each of his three qualifiers and then surviving a scare in the final to claim ... me.' Wong failed to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but having now conquered Asia, he has set his sights firmly on an appearance at the London edition in 2012. 'I have won so many ...

  10. Quirky mix of old and new

    Posted Oct 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kidbrooke Village rubs shoulders with some of London's most diverse communities. Blackheath Village and its surrounding area is characterised by Georgian streets and quirky shops ... transformed into a modern hub of shops, bars and restaurants. The newly built Greenwich Park will host some of the 2010 Olympics events. The Royal Observatory, Greenwich Park and the National Maritime ...




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