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  1. Brewing the perfect Olympic storm

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim Bryan London If the world media is giving China a hard time over the Olympics, spare a thought for the 2012 organisers, now being roasted- slowly- by the British press. Each day some ... prides wishful thinking: 'We all want value for money. But if cost was the only object London would never have embarked on an Olympics.' Beijing, perhaps, could be the last Games ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the 17 days of the Olympics. The 2012 London Olympics are unlikely to be as super- efficient as those we saw in Beijing and we can expect a few typical British mistakes. But I also hope ... China working hard to help out poor regions I refer to the letter by Calvin Lee and his comments on the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games ('Masking the grim reality' ...

  3. Olympic exhibitions

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Young Post intern Alison Lee An exhibition will help Hongkongers learn more about the origins of the world's most celebrated sporting festival, the Olympic Games. The Ancient Olympic Games, jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the British Museum, offers an opportunity to appreciate masterpieces from ancient Greece. The exhibition ...

  4. Torch relay's rocky road to Olympics fails to extinguish a nation's pride

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Samantha Kierath

    ... Samantha Kierath and Woods Lee Torch relays are the Rorschach blots of the Olympic movement. Unlike host city mascots, which are immediately discounted, torch relays are whatever ... inauspiciously when a protester dodged security and ran up behind Beijing Olympic organising committee president Liu Qi as he was speaking at the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia, in Greece. And from ...

  5. Despite worries, the Games have gone well

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Olympics. That means not just developing world-class infrastructure in Beijing, but enhancing the spiritual civilisation of the nation. Once the Olympic flag has been passed to London tonight, all ... Chris Yeung Since Beijing won the bid seven years ago to host the 2008 Olympics, there has been no lack of criticism of the decision to stage the Games in a Communist Party-ruled country ...

  6. International legs of Paralympic relay scrapped

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... efforts. Stopovers in Hong Kong and in Chengdu, Chongqing, Urumqi and Tianjin have also been abandoned, along with the overseas legs in London, Sochi in Russia and Vancouver- three future Olympic ... played down widespread suspicion the move was designed to prevent a repeat of the public relations disaster that followed chaotic scenes during the Olympic flame's international relay legs. ...

  7. 'New hardware, but software still the same'

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many of those changes are related to the Beijing Olympics. Before the Olympics, I would walk out of my flat in downtown Beijing and miss the extensive and convenient London Underground network. ... I took Line 13 the other day and was deeply impressed by the quality of the facilities and ease of access, which were in sharp contrast to my nightmarish experience before. I think London ...

  8. Lee returns in style at HK Open

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would still be the player to beat on the road to the London Olympics. 'He is now very mature and is good in every department. It will be difficult for any player to beat him,' said Lee. 'But there are more than two years to go before the London Olympics and there may be some other quality players coming up to challenge for the Olympic title.' In another ...

  9. Six degrees

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... National Stadium, the Olympic flag will be handed to Boris Johnson, the mayor of the next host city: London... The 2012 Olympics will be the third hosted by the British capital. London's first Games (1908), however, had been intended for Rome. London was chosen as a substitute in 1906 when funds for the preparation of the Italian capital had to be diverted to rebuild the city ...

  10. Games keeper

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... When it comes to collecting Olympics memorabilia Robert Christianson takes the gold, writes Joyce Siu Robert Christianson hasn't missed an Olympic Games in 32 years. The 64-year-old former insurance executive loves the competition, camaraderie and spectacle, but he also has a deep passion for Olympics memorabilia. From the sidelines of eight successive summer and nine winter ...




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