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  1. East London has Olympic fever

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... close to Stratford's Olympic Park, home to the London Games of 2012, and minutes from a whole host of great new shopping, dining and entertainment options. With quick and easy access ... John Cremer London's centre of gravity is perceptively shifting eastwards, as exciting development projects transform whole districts, creating new purpose and a vibrant, contemporary ...

  2. Wong expected to take HK spot in road race at London Olympics

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong has been granted one of the 140 places available for the road race at next year's London Olympic Games. It is believed that veteran Wong Kam-po, who has competed for Hong Kong at every Olympics since the 1996 Atlanta Games, will be picked to represent the city. Wong's favourite discipline- the points race on the track- was dropped from the London ...

  3. Fit-again Wang Yihan sets sights on London Olympics

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The 23-year-old from Shanghai climbed back to the world's top ranking in August after winning the women's singles world title in London- a test event for the 2012 Olympics. And with three Super ... to London 'We are pretty strong at the moment, but there is still plenty of time before the Olympic Games and it's difficult to predict anything,' Wang said. 'Also, other ...

  4. Making an impression

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and secretary general, Wang Wei. Here in London, a year out from the 2012 Olympics, the contrast could not be sharper. Say what you like about cash-strapped liberal democracies, you can at least speak to the Olympic Big Wig direct. And, oh what joy- you do not have to fax questions in advance. 'How would Thursday morning, 11am, do?' came the reply from Locog (London Organising Committee ...

  5. Injury setback for HK's London Olympics dream

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Hong Kong's bid to qualify for next year's London Olympic Games suffered a big setback with the injury of veteran cyclist Wong Kam-po. Wong ... of the season, after his favourite event on the track- the points race- was dropped from the London Olympic programme. The 38-year-old has qualified for all four Olympics since Atlanta 1996. The HKCA has ...

  6. Choi faces choices in race to London Olympics

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... place in the Asia Tour Olympic qualifying rankings. Only the top four nations will be able to send riders to London, with four from the top nation and two from the other three. While Japan ... Chan Kin-wa Promising rider Choi Ki-ho may have to sacrifice his favoured road racing for track cycling as Hong Kong attempt to qualify for next year's Olympic Games. The newly ...

  7. By the numbers

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 3 2012 will be the third time that London hosts the Olympic Games, after 1908 and 1948. However, it is the first time the city actually won a bid to stage the event. In 1908, London stood ... at the Olympic Park during and after the Games, making it the most connected station in London other than King's Cross St. Pancras ...

  8. East London ready to rise from the ashes

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their money is being well-spent. The International Olympic Committee considers a Games legacy as a top priority and one of the central reasons London won the hosting rights was its long-term vision ... to the London average. The decision of choosing east London in which to build the Olympic Park has thus become a major catalyst for the regeneration. Before construction, the park, bordered by the A12 ...

  9. HK secures women's and men's berths for London

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Hong Kong secured men's and women's Olympic boardsailing berths for London next year at the Isaf World Championships over the weekend, but the race to select the Hong Kong representative for each of the events will continue. Racing in his first Olympic qualifiers, Andy Leung Ho-chun, 21, (pictured) finished 29th in the men's RSX ...

  10. Lee keeps her London dream alive for Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Hong Kong's Lee Wai-sze has kept her Olympic hopes alive after a seventh-place finish in the women's sprint at the World Cup Track Classic ... as the 24-year-old lost 2-1 to Cueff Virginie of France for a berth in the last four. However, the result still brings her precious Olympic ranking points. Only the top eight individual sprinters can go ...




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