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  1. Sport - CYCLING

    Bradley Wiggins turns his back on road racing to focus on Olympic track events

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 11:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Glasgow Wiggins turns his back on road Bradley Wiggins has set his sights on claiming gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016 after losing out to Australia in the final ... Andy Tennant and Steven Burke to victory as the 34-year-old collected the fourth silver medal of his Commonwealth Games career. Four-time Olympic champion Wiggins only made the decision ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport

    2020 Olympic Games crucial for future of Japan

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:16pm by AFP

    ... for future of Japan Six years to the day before the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, its top brass predict the Games will have as significant an impact as those of 1964, which marked Japan's emergence as an economic power. Having hosted the Games 50 years ago, Tokyo's second Olympics will begin on July 24, 2020 with organisers hoping to recreate the same alchemy after two decades ...

  3. Tang faces support staff crisis ahead of open water event

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong's Natasha Tang Wing-yung, who will make her Olympics debut in the open water event on Thursday, is racing against time to find support staff for the race after ... since arriving in London on Sunday. 'I am trying to get a day pass so that I can help Natasha with massage and oiling for protection in the cold water,' Lee said. 'I will talk ...

  4. Business - Commodities - COMMENT

    London gold fix still does the job

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:05am by ROSS NORMAN

    ... Ross Norman Improvements can be made to enhance the accountability and governance of the process London gold fix passes the test as a benchmark The Chinese expression "real gold is not afraid of the melting pot" suggests that if you have genuine quality, then you will not fear adversity. Well, in that sense, the London gold fix, an institution with a history going back ...

  5. Wong expected to take HK spot in road race at London Olympics

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong has been granted one of the 140 places available for the road race at next year's London Olympic Games. It is believed that veteran Wong Kam-po, who has competed for Hong Kong at every Olympics since the 1996 Atlanta Games, will be picked to represent the city. Wong's favourite discipline- the points race on the track- was dropped from the London ...

  6. Fit-again Wang Yihan sets sights on London Olympics

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The 23-year-old from Shanghai climbed back to the world's top ranking in August after winning the women's singles world title in London- a test event for the 2012 Olympics. And with three Super ... to London 'We are pretty strong at the moment, but there is still plenty of time before the Olympic Games and it's difficult to predict anything,' Wang said. 'Also, other ...

  7. Olympic ripple effect transforms district

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stratford's massive shopping mall, Greenwich's O2 Arena, and London's spectacular 2012 Olympic Park feel as though they are almost on the doorstep. 'An important benefit of the Olympics ... Close to central London and just a short distance from the River Thames, shopping and entertainment venues, and the open spaces of marinas and parks, the Blueprint development offers ...

  8. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    All Blacks’ star scrum-half Piri Weepu signs for London Welsh

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Popular Kiwi calls time on his international career with move from New Zealand to England World Cup-winning All Blacks scrum-half Piri Weepu signed for English Premiership side London Welsh on Friday in a move destined to end his international career. Capped 71 times by New Zealand in an international career spanning 2004-2013, the 30-year-old ...

  9. Property - International

    London house prices seen falling as BOE acts to cool market

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Prices ease in London as BOE curbs risks London house prices rose at their slowest pace in 15 months last month and values are expected to fall as Bank of England (BOE) ... see declines than increases and is the weakest reading since May 2012. London has led the surge in British house prices in the past year, prompting central bank officials to announce measures ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    British security giant G4S says its Olympic failure will cost HK$612.9m

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London G4S failure set to cost HK$612m British security giant G4S said that its failure to provide enough guards for the London Olympics would cost about £50 ... yesterday he was "deeply disappointed" about the problems with the Olympics contract, and he needed to prove to investors that he deserved to keep his job. The London-listed firm ...




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