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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - RIGHT FIELD

    Lack of transparency on mainland at root of Liu Xiang conspiracy theories

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... the strings for 1.3 billion people. While it might be convenient, it's not necessarily the truth. When hurdler Liu Xiang, the surprising 2004 Olympic gold medallist, pulled his Achilles tendon and crashed into the first hurdle during qualifying at the London Olympics, he somehow rose up and hobbled home before kissing the last hurdle. Broadcasters on CCTV were choked with emotion with lead ...

  2. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR ENOCH YIU

    Games brings economic respite but London pines for tourists

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu City escapes recession after nine months but taxi drivers see growth as only short term Games brings economic respite but London pines for tourists The London Olympics may well have helped Britain come out of recession but it does not seem to have helped attract tourists. In a recent trip to London, White Collar talked to a number of taxi drivers to find out what ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it, December 30, 2012

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... politics … None of the political parties should delude themselves. Britain has not been plunged into undifferentiated gloom. The year-end post-Olympic mood is strong and upbeat in many ways. A slim ... irrational in doubting that any of the parties can turn this country's economic problems around any time soon. The voters could actually be right. (London) ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., February 17, 2013

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Ruixue The Chinese sportswoman achieved glory at the London Olympics with a silver medal at the age of 24. She could have been expected to star at a couple more games, but her sport- wrestling- has, for now, been voted out of the Olympics from 2020.   Marco Rubio The rising star of the US Republican party was all set to make a big splash on the national stage when he delivered his ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A good week for...

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... for Murray, who also took a gold medal at the London Olympics. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's Olympic stakes go beyond its medal count

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says despite China's success in the Olympic medal standings, wider acceptance as an equal won't come overnight Long haul Inevitably, the London Olympics ... suggestions of doping when 16-year-old female swimmer Ye Shiwen won a gold medal. Hopefully, the London Olympics, like the Games held in Beijing, will help to bring about a perception of greater ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Paralympians the upholders of Olympic ideal

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... London Olympics. Guttmann, who fled Nazi Germany in 1939, advocated using sports therapy to enhance the quality of life for people injured or wounded during the second world war. The first ... SCMP Editorial Paralympians carry true torch If professionalism and nationalism pose a challenge to the ideals of the Olympic Games, the Paralympics can be said to uphold them. Contested ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Sports events rarely bring host cities' people together

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... at a pub. But ask them a week later about it, and most may not even remember they were there. The so-called massive boost to Britain because of the London Olympics will fade within months, ... which went way over budget, would probably not have supported the bid had they known how much they would cost. Of course, there are people who adamantly support the London 2012 Olympics ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., January 26, 2014

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:01am by STAFF

    ... in Guadalajara, Mexico. Despite winning a bronze medal in the same event at the 2012 London Olympic Games, Lee had never captured a keirin gold in the World Cup series until this win, in which she edged ... to be completed in two years.   Vanessa Mae The violinist got the news on Monday that she can ski for Thailand at the Winter Olympics in Russia next month. The 35-year-old former child prodigy, whose ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A good week for …, October 28, 2012

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by STEVE DUNTHORNE

    ...   Natasha Tang Wing-yung The swimmer followed up her qualification for the London Olympics by defending her crown in Sunday's cross-harbour swim. She wasn't the only champion from last ...




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