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  1. Inside the 2012 London Olympic Games

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Inside the 2012 London Olympic Games by Marc Jenner Amazon Digital Services (e-book) This book wouldn't deserve even a bronze medal if it were an Olympic contender. ... medal is only 1.34 per cent made up of the precious yellow metal, while the bulk of it (92.5 per cent) is silver and the rest copper; that London is the first city to host the Olympics ...

  2. News - China - SPORT

    China's team praised as London Olympics close

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Chan Kin Wa

    ... tribute as 'best ever' Olympics close The curtain came down on the London Olympics last night, with both China and Britain hailing the 30th summer Games the "best ever"- ... exceptional" Games in the words of International Olympic Committee president Jacque Rogge. Four years on, London more than lived up to its motto: "Inspire A Generation". British Prime ...

  3. Sport - China - OLYMPICS

    China reflects after London Olympics, sees tough road to Rio

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... swimmers Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen at London. Sun, 20, became China's first male Olympic swimming champion after winning the 400 metres freestyle, then obliterated his own world record to win ... Reuters in London Delegation chief says there's a lot of work to do before 2016, after a tumultuous Games in which the team's performance was 'satisfactory' China ...

  4. Making an impression

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and secretary general, Wang Wei. Here in London, a year out from the 2012 Olympics, the contrast could not be sharper. Say what you like about cash-strapped liberal democracies, you can at least speak to the Olympic Big Wig direct. And, oh what joy- you do not have to fax questions in advance. 'How would Thursday morning, 11am, do?' came the reply from Locog (London Organising Committee ...

  5. Beijing trumps London ballyhoo

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... and the world has switched its attention to London 2012, the people of Beijing will be examining what is the legacy of the games. It's always a sticky wicket, because some Olympics are bigger than ... the greatest long-term benefits of any host city since Barcelona. 'London will be the most successful Olympic Games since Barcelona in 1992 in terms of its regeneration legacy. As the next three ...

  6. For openers, we're left with a rather empty feeling

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and colour-co-ordinated housewives and pensioner cheer-leading squads corralled by Bocog officials to help fill every 2008 Beijing venue? Shakespeare featured heavily in the opening the London Olympics. So ... people who marched in east London to protest against what they claim is the 'Corporate Olympics'. The Counter Olympics Network said it was demonstrating against the 'two million ...

  7. Has London delivered on dreaded L-word?

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the last three weeks. Nah, mate. No Olympic legacies here,' he said, miffed over how the London streets, in the height of the summer tourism season, could be so empty of fares. London ... much money on the event will pay off every year, for years to come. The London Legacy Development Corporation believes it has got it spot on. Unlike recent host cities who built their Olympic ...

  8. Mainland firms vie for London Olympics deals

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez More than 100 mainland companies are looking to grab some of the potentially lucrative project contracts for the London 2012 Olympics through the Games' online brokerage ... group said about 20 per cent of the forecast GBP6 billion (HK$75.5 billion) worth of contracts under the London 2012 Olympics will be advertised on the CompeteFor site. The service can ...

  9. East London ready to rise from the ashes

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their money is being well-spent. The International Olympic Committee considers a Games legacy as a top priority and one of the central reasons London won the hosting rights was its long-term vision ... to the London average. The decision of choosing east London in which to build the Olympic Park has thus become a major catalyst for the regeneration. Before construction, the park, bordered by the A12 ...

  10. Spare me the nationalistic glitz; these global Games should be more global

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... (HK$132 billion) price tag for bringing the Olympics to London, where the Games will open as this newspaper goes to press today. Controversies are raging about the costs and benefits of hosting ... ; the high-living of Olympics Inc and the disruption to ordinary Londoners versus a new enthusiasm for sport. But the most important test is whether the Games give Britain a better appreciation of the world ...




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