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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1014791/chinas-olympic-stakes-go-beyond-its-medal-count
  2. Veteran Wong gearing up for London 2012

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'I have decided to race for another four years and the London Olympics will be my ultimate goal,' said the 2007 scratch-race world champion and 2006 Doha Asian Games road-race gold ... Chan Kin-wa Veteran Olympian Wong Kam-po has set his sights on the 2012 London Games. Speculation was strong that the 35-year-old rider might retire after only managing a disappointing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655520/veteran-wong-gearing-london-2012
  3. Talking points

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will be carried around Greece until Thursday next week, when Chinese Olympic gymnast Li Ning will hand it over to a delegation from Britain for its journey to the 2012 London Games. Officials expected in Olympia today include International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge and Sebastian Coe (left), the president of Locog, the London Games organising committee. Plane-drama suspect back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000571/talking-points
  4. Urban Jungle

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... In the next scheduled summer Olympics in London it won't be any better. I will be interested to see if London can free itself of its lacklustre human rights history and controversial immigration ... the Olympic Games on television or at the equestrian course in the New Territories: I feel sort of schizophrenic, with my allegiances torn. Having been born in Hong Kong, and having a life-long close ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649906/urban-jungle
  5. Capital's splendour comes at a price

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou The power of the Olympics to transform is exemplified by the way the ancient capital has been given a bright, futuristic veneer - at exorbitant cost - for the staging ... Kong met its own costs). The budget for venue construction totalled 12 billion yuan (HK$13.7 billion), according to the Beijing Olympics Economy Research Centre, a government-affiliated think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648276/capitals-splendour-comes-price
  6. Artist Ai Weiwei held

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Writer Top mainland artist Ai Weiwei (right) was arrested on Sunday in Beijing. The government said Ai was suspected of economic crimes. Ai, who has been featured in Young Post for his work at the Tate Modern gallery in London, is best known for helping to design Beijing's famous 'Bird's Nest' Olympic stadium. Ai's arrest caused an international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964462/artist-ai-weiwei-held
  7. Wrapped in the flag

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... the moment the Olympic flame was lit in Greece, with protesters criticising Beijing on issues ranging from press freedom to Tibetans' rights. The protests escalated in London, Paris and San ... The 100-day countdown As the 100-day countdown begins for the Beijing Olympics, no event better illustrates the country's deeply ingrained tradition of keeping face than its approach ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635773/wrapped-flag
  8. Final spectacular leaves crowds in state of wonder

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Zhuang Pinghui, Kristine Kwok, Jane Cai and Raymond Li Thousands gather to share one last Olympic moment The ecstasy of the opening had dissipated but throughout Beijing last night the closing of the Olympic Games offered a few final dazzling moments for spectators to savour. In Tiananmen Square, which was blocked off to the public on opening day, thousands of people arrived ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650235/final-spectacular-leaves-crowds-state-wonder
  9. Public is banned from Games venue subway until Paralympics over

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing The public will have to wait until after the Olympics to use the new subway branch line serving the main Games venues. Only people holding tickets for Olympics ... millions of motorists off the roads and onto public transport in an attempt to reduce smog and ease congestion for the Olympics, which starts in 20 days. The restrictions will see drivers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645808/public-banned-games-venue-subway-until-paralympics-over
  10. Dominic Johnson-Hill

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Debbie Mason

    ... with the Beijing Games, he launched an Olympic range exactly a year before the Games are scheduled to open. How long have you been in Beijing? Fifteen years. And how long have you had your shop, Plastered? Two years. I used to own a market research company. Did you open the shop because you knew the Olympics would be held here? It wasn't a deciding factor behind opening Plastered, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639514/dominic-johnson-hill

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