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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. By the numbers

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 3 2012 will be the third time that London hosts the Olympic Games, after 1908 and 1948. However, it is the first time the city actually won a bid to stage the event. In 1908, London stood ... at the Olympic Park during and after the Games, making it the most connected station in London other than King's Cross St. Pancras ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Gymnasts reach London

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong scored a double success after two of its gymnasts qualified for this summer's Olympic Games. Angel Wong Hiu-ying did just enough to claim one of 34 spaces for individual gymnasts- despite a poor finish in the women's all-around competition in the test event at North Greenwich Arena in London. Wong, 24, who won bronze in the vault at the World ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    2012 London Games goes beyond motto to inspire generations of athletes

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... Games surpassall expectations The motto of the London Olympic Games was "inspire a generation". By the closing ceremony, the host nation would have been justified in changing ... came away with inspiration from its most successful Olympics on foreign soil. Even Hong Kong, one of the smallest of the 200-odd competing teams, lived up to the motto by winning a surprise ...

  9. Games officials keen to trumpet benefits of a lasting legacy

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... noticed over the past 12 months an increase in demand and interest from Chinese investors but not specifically due to the Olympics. Chinese investors are looking at London as a long-term ... the Olympics might be fun, the London economy doesn't need cheering up. Founding director Susan Fitz-Gibbon says: 'While it may be a great idea that the Olympics may have an impact on rental ...

  10. Brewing the perfect Olympic storm

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim Bryan London If the world media is giving China a hard time over the Olympics, spare a thought for the 2012 organisers, now being roasted- slowly- by the British press. Each day some ... prides wishful thinking: 'We all want value for money. But if cost was the only object London would never have embarked on an Olympics.' Beijing, perhaps, could be the last Games ...




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