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  1. Legislators raise more doubts over cut-price bid for 2023 Asian Games

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung and Tanna Chong The government's latest attempt to lure support for a bid to host the 2023 Asian Games, by proposing a HK$8.5 billion budget cut, appears to have backfired. Legislators voiced further doubts yesterday about the revised ...

  2. After six months, little has changed under Mayor Boris

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim Bryan London In May, it felt as if the world had ended for liberal London: Boris Johnson, seen by the left as a gaffe-prone, posh old Etonian buffoon, won the mayoral election. Celebrity right-on types wrote in The Guardian that his victory would herald 'the ultimate triumph for the Kensington and Chelsea gulag'. London would become divided, with life ...

  3. Medal hopes

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government will spend millions to help the city's athletes excel at the 2012 Olympics. Is having a large budget enough, or must there be a change of attitude among young Hongkongers towards sport? Write to us ...

  4. Olympic torch relay sparks controversy

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Last week, scenes of protesters swarming around Olympic torch-bearers in London and Paris made newspaper headlines around the world. Protests against China's policies on human rights ... Elaine Yau Protesters are dogging the torch relay from city to city. With more trouble to come people are divided on whether sports and politics should mix The 2008 Beijing Olympics ...

  5. Both sides of Olympic protests miss the point

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Olympic torch relay set off on its Bangkok leg yesterday, but the most prominent scenes of protest were to be seen on the mainland. This time, it was not demonstrators angry at Beijing's actions in Tibet or its record on human rights. Rather, it was Chinese rallying against the disruptions to the relay in London and Paris, with France singled out as the target. ...

  6. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... jingoistic, but I think we knocked the spots off Beijing last night London Mayor Boris Johnson on the Olympics opening ceremony ...

  7. Who are they to judge?

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... outrage, shouldn't Prince Charles boycott his own country's staging of the London Olympics in 2012 to protest against the Iraq invasion under false pretences? But western leaders, when ... on Darfur. If there is fair play, when the time comes, they should be calling for a similar boycott of the London Olympics to protest against Britain's part in the invasion of Iraq, its refusal ...

  8. Games chiefs put focus on human rights

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter Simpson Chinese government officials planning to attend next year's London Olympics can expect a frosty reception from UK Games chiefs if the erosion of Beijing's Olympic legacy continues. The chief executive of the London Olympics organising committee, Paul Deighton, says he is a fan of Ai Weiwei, the mainland artist being detained at an unknown location ...

  9. Quotes of the week

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by a colleague They predict that tumbleweed will be going down Shaftesbury Avenue Mayor Boris Johnson's jibe at 'Olympo-sceptics' who fear central London will be a no-go zone during the Olympics ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, South China Morning Post, August 18, 2012

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... from the Olympics Why do the Olympic Games still feature the use of deadly weapons? I refer to the shooting events that include pistols and rifles. Such tools of destruction should have been ... into the Olympics is a scandal. Their presence is a sign of humanity's love of destructive power. Of course, some simple-minded people will reply that the Olympics has always included archery ...




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