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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ARCHITECTURE

    London Garden Bridge builders seek Hong Kong cash

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:37am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com London Garden Bridge builders seek HK cash The people behind a plan for a garden in the sky over the River Thames are looking to wealthy Hongkongers to help fund the scheme and leave their names on a London landmark. Thomas Heatherwick, chief designer of the £150 million (HK$2 billion) Garden Bridge, said support from Hong Kong for the new ...

  4. 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 ...

  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. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Riskiest London offices lure investors as rents soar

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:34am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Riskiest London offices lure investors as rents rise Central London office buildings considered riskier bets are commanding higher prices as a shortage of properties ... London workspace for rent was at its lowest in seven years, Deloitte Real Estate said in May, reducing the risk of vacancy even as rents rose. Investors including Blackstone Group, ...

  7. Injury setback for HK's London Olympics dream

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Hong Kong's bid to qualify for next year's London Olympic Games suffered a big setback with the injury of veteran cyclist Wong Kam-po. Wong ... of the season, after his favourite event on the track- the points race- was dropped from the London Olympic programme. The 38-year-old has qualified for all four Olympics since Atlanta 1996. The HKCA has ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - FENCING

    Fencers confident in push for Asian Games gold

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:18pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... and he won a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games. "Lei is always a tough opponent and it will be interesting if we meet again in Incheon," said Cheung. The men's foil team also includes Nicholas Choi, Yeung Chi-ka, who were both members of the Tianjin gold medal squad, and newcomer Cheung Ka-long, a promising fencer. Choi, a 2012 London Games competitor, said he ...

  9. GAMES boost

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard Warren The Olympic Games is generating excitement and many temporary jobs this summer. Nevertheless, its greatest impact could be felt in east London's property market after they end. After the Games, the Athletes Village, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding land in Stratford, the east London district where these sites are located, will be transformed ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Fun and Games for new Olympic tenant West Ham

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... the 120-year-old claret and blue club was handed the keys to their new home- the London 2012 Olympic Stadium to where they will move in 2016. By British standards, the sealing of this historic deal ... Peter Simpson Club secures deal of century to move into Olympic stadium and taxpayers should be thankful there will be no white elephant Fun and Games for West Ham fans Bubbles feature ...




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