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  1. China still seeking right mix for London

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com China are still searching for the best combination with which to launch their Olympic assault, despite winning all three of their pool matches in the World ... at the London Games. While Hui Ruoqi, who top-scored for China with 16 points yesterday, is the most likely to take on the attacking role, Yu also tried a number of options in Macau, including Chu ...

  2. Results keep relay team in running for Olympics

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the London Olympics after the team won the 4x100m relay in Taipei in May and by setting a new Hong Kong record of 38.47 seconds. 'However, at that time there were still six weeks to go before ... Richard Castka Athletics officials were quietly celebrating last night after the Hong Kong men's 4x100m relay team retained their 10th place in the world rankings- and Olympic ...

  3. China 'can cope without injured Wang'

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com The Chinese women's team will start their final preparation for the London Olympics without top spiker Wang Yimei (pictured) when the FIVB World Grand ... in Ningbo, Jiangsu province. 'The World Grand Prix is the last tournament before the Olympic Games and all teams going to London will take the opportunity to monitor their progress,' said ...

  4. Central, Kowloon trump London, Paris for retail rent

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... generating heated competition and outsized rental growth. Rounding out the remaining places in the top five were Old Bond Street in London, where retail rents were up 11.1 per cent to US$1,601, ...

  5. Shallow impact- 2008 a blip in giant economy

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... Asia economist at UBS in Hong Kong. His bank put together a chart starting with the Munich Olympics in 1972 and including all the host cities through to London in 2012, and looks at the ratio ... The Beijing Games will play virtually no part in runaway growth, reports Clifford Coonan 425 days to go Everybody knows staging the Olympic Games means enormous political kudos ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anson Lam, Sha Tin All Olympic athletes are winners I refer to the letter from Yau Tsz-yan ('It is not all about winning gold', August 8) which urged people not to forget the original Olympic spirit. Your correspondent is right to say that some in the audience at the London Olympics only cared about who was winning medals. I also noticed that a lot of attention was paid ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and 'environmental cremation-casket making'. Organisers expect more than 2,000 professional visitors and buyers from over 40 countries to attend. Olympic flame lights up Britain The Olympic torch arrives in Britain in the hands of football celebrity David Beckham, who is doing duty as an ambassador for the London Games. Beckham and his entourage will collect the torch at a ceremony ...

  8. Let the Games thrive

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Seven years and 26 days of waiting end tonight. From the moment the Olympic cauldron is lit in the National Stadium tonight, until the curtain on the world's biggest ... the Olympics not being successful. Anyone with an understanding of how the leadership in Beijing works knows this to their core. A failure - however this is to be quantified, although we would ...

  9. Olympic legacy pays dividends

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is this evident than in Asia, where government and private sector investment is transforming destinations on the back of the Olympic 2008 legacy. With inexpensive hotel stock, attractive airfares ... attributed to the vision, post-2008 Olympics, of the Beijing Tourism Administration (BTA) in supporting CIBTM's efforts in creating a dedicated meetings event. The BTA vision is to fully use ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 24, 2012

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... unless you book a month in advance. It almost puts you off getting involved in sport. It is a near miracle that Hong Kong's Lee Wai-sze won a bronze medal at the London Olympics, given ... or embarrassment in doing what is best for their child. Lisa Milliner, Cheung Sha Wan   Sports policy useless if there are no venues The building chief for the 2012 Olympics says that Hong Kong "is ...




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