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  1. From Fanling to carrying Games' torch in London

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com A radio presenter born in Hong Kong will carry the Olympic torch through London in July as a representative of the young, Chinese and Filipino ... Cheung said. Olympics organiser Locog, in its selection of torch-bearers, had looked to recognise and reward people with a story of personal achievement or contribution to local communities ...

  2. 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 ...

  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. Who said it?

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Avenue Mayor Boris Johnson's jibe at 'Olympo-sceptics' who fear that central London will become a no-go zone during the 2012 Olympics ...

  5. Celebrate- don't complain about- our Olympic role

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The whole of Hong Kong should be celebrating the great news that part of the 2008 Olympics- the equestrian events- and Paralympics will be held here. Instead, some of the so-called ... narrowness of vision and selfishness of approach, and are out of step with Olympic ideals. The coming to Hong Kong of these world-class competitions will ensure an upsurge in interest in riding ...

  6. What's On

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... August 20 ''UK-Be Part of It' The London Olympics 2012' is a breakfast talk organised by the British Chamber of Commerce. As the Beijing Olympic Games are in full ... will be visiting Hong Kong and Beijing to promote the London Olympics and share his views on the economic benefits of the Games to Britain, and his views on the situation in New York. Speaker Sir Alan ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Paralympic promises will be as empty as the stadiums

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... London's irreverent mayor, Boris Johnson, has vowed that won't happen at the 2012 Olympics. Thousands of schoolchildren will be on standby to fill any empty seats and corporate ticket holders ... David Eimer With the same sort of seamless organisation that has so impressed the watching world over the past month, the Olympic banners and bunting lining Beijing's streets have ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. Tse closer to London Games dream

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Disabled rider Natasha Tse Pui-ting further improved her chances of reaching next summer's London Paralympic Games with an impressive performance ... of freedom of running and speed which I cannot otherwise attain,' said the G-9 class student. 'My sights are now firmly set on the London Games and I want to represent Hong Kong ...




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