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  1. Turning the Games spirit into song

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Beijing sent out a call for Olympic-inspired songs yesterday in the second round of an international competition. The 10 winning entrants will be selected in June. They will each receive 10,000 yuan. The competition was launched as an annual eve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/480286/turning-games-spirit-song
  2. Racquet and ball games lose out in Olympic cost-cutting

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... International Olympic Committee member Wu Ching-kuo told the China News Service that the changes to Beijing's Olympic facilities would not affect preparations for the Games. Mr Wu said he believed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/469823/racquet-and-ball-games-lose-out-olympic-cost-cutting
  3. Olympic rhetoric gets toned down

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... deputy secretary-general of the China Association for Disaster Prevention, said the fiasco caused by the thunderstorm had reflected badly on Beijing's readiness to host the Games. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/464428/olympic-rhetoric-gets-toned-down
  4. Officials acknowledge 6 deaths at Games sites

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing Beijing's municipal government said yesterday six construction workers had died during the building of Olympic venues- the first time senior officials have admitted to any deaths at the 32 sites. During a press conference by ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624742/officials-acknowledge-6-deaths-games-sites
  5. Dialogue plea

    Posted Jul 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pan-democrats want Beijing to give them back their home-return permits so they can fly to the capital to meet top officials. Could this lead to improved political dialogue between conflicting groups? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602339/dialogue-plea
  6. Soccer fans face red cards for foul chants

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Foul-mouthed soccer fans who use obscenities in local dialects will be penalised by the Beijing municipal government in an attempt to create a more civilised environment for the 2008 Olympic Games. 'The capital should handle its weaknesses a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450842/soccer-fans-face-red-cards-foul-chants
  7. Beijing police investigating Asian Cup disturbances

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... he said. Regrettable as such incidents were, football hooliganism was not unique to China, he added. 'You find excessive behaviour on the football field and after games in many countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/467266/beijing-police-investigating-asian-cup-disturbances
  8. Bars hope to score with big game

    Posted Aug 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Bars in Beijing are preparing for a bumper Saturday night with hordes of football fans expected to watch China play Japan. Tickets to the match in the Workers' Stadium have ... as a commercial opportunity. For instance, Beijing's Nirvana Fitness Centre has launched a promotion giving two years' membership for the price of one if China wins. However, security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/465674/bars-hope-score-big-game
  9. Soccer chief offside with attack on Beijing

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the opening match involving China's national team. This is not welcome. But similar behaviour- and much worse- is frequently experienced in football stadiums around the world. It is one ... football- and the way in which it is promoted- than the mainland's enthusiasm for the sport. If China had been playing Brazil, or Real Madrid, instead of Bahrain, a capacity crowd would have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/463605/soccer-chief-offside-attack-beijing
  10. China aces heading for lockdown

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing New clampdown will make it all but impossible to gain access to stars China's elite athletes are set to step into near-watertight isolation as they enter ... impossible' from New Year's Day for either domestic or international journalists, sources in the State General Sports Administration (SGSA) said. The National Sports Training Centre of China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620783/china-aces-heading-lockdown

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