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    Inside Incheon: Hosting the Games is a financial strain for most cities in Asia

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... it is printed on- I can only travel to Singapore without a visa- but as this visit is sanctioned by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), my press accreditation is a ticket to ride. The official grudgingly ... but what about the 17 new venues including a main stadium that can seat 65,000 people That's how long it took Montreal to pay off their Olympic debt, pun intended, for hosting the 1976 Summer ...

  2. News - Asia - UNITED NATIONS

    Malaysia, New Zealand elected to UN Security Council as non-permanent members

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 10:58am by Associated Press in New York

    ... Associated Press in New York United Nations General Assembly votes to include Malaysia, Angola, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela as the newest non-permanent members of the Security Council Malaysia joined Angola, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela as the newest non-permanent members of the Security Council on Thursday after being elected by the General Assembly to begin their terms ...

  3. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    New Zealand, Turkey, Spain vie for places on UN Security Council

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 09:49pm by AP

    ... no opposition for a single seat for Asia, so their victories are also virtually assured. Venezuela has grabbed the headlines this year because its last attempt to get on the council in 2006, by late ... Associated Press in New York Countries vie for Western places on UN body, while Venezuela is all but assured of success New Zealand, Turkey, Spainin race for Security Council Venezuela has ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Boost for Hong Kong rugby’s Olympics hopes as city to host Asian qualifiers for Rio

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 12:33am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong will have home advantage in the race to qualify for the 2016 Olympics with the Asian qualifying tournament to decide the regional representative in Rio being held in the city in November next year. "Asia will have one Olympic qualifying tournament for rugby sevens for the men and it will be hosted by Hong Kong," Trevor Gregory, president of the Asian Rugby ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    New Bangkok 'Super Tower' to be tallest in Southeast Asia at 615 metres

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:18am by AP

    ... Canal Land Public Company said. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, which maintains a database of the tallest skyscrapers, the Bangkok "Super Tower" ... Lumpur, the tallest building in Southeast Asia, stand at 452 metres. The tallest building in Hong Kong, the International Commerce Centre, is 484 metres tall. The Thai developer intends the tower ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    There’s no place like home to get Hong Kong fired up for Olympics qualifier

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 09:35pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Dare I say it? Home field advantage will definitely give Hong Kong a huge boost when they bid to win the direct berth for Asia at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Dare I say it? Simply because ... person when it comes to the men’s Asian qualifying tournament, where the winner will earn an automatic ticket to Rio. The move to play the [Rio Olympics] Asian qualifiers in Hong Kong is great ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - MULTISPORT

    Asian Games can accommodate more athletes, says OCA chief

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 12:14am by Alvin Sallay

    ... billion for the 2010 Guangzhou Games- there have been calls from some quarters to cut back on numbers participating. But Sheikh Ahmad, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia, said athletes, ... to think of bringing in a qualifying process President of the Olympic Council of Asia, Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah "It is not necessary to have a qualifying process for the Asian Games. We ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - ORGANISATION

    Asian Games: Competition will maintain its 'regional flavour'

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:23pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) president Sheikh Ahmad al-Sabah. I feel 36 is a good balance. While we will always feature the core Olympic sports, we will also keep other sports which are special ... revealed there were no plans to reduce the number of medal sports, presently 36 including the 28 Olympic sports. "I feel 36 is a good balance. While we will always feature the core Olympic ...

  9. California shares finest strawberry varieties with Asia

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 03:43pm

    ... competing in the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics had requested strawberries, CSC informed US and Chinese government officials that California was the natural region to supply them. The Chinese ... by up to 2.5 years. To expand its market in Asia beyond Hong Kong and Japan, CSC is working with the US and Chinese governments to gain market access into the country. "I long to see our ...


    Inside Incheon: Strewth mate! We love Australia, but stay out of the Asian Games

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 11:21pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... soon, the Olympic Council of Asia told us on Sunday. The big boss of the Asian Olympic movement, Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah not only turned up 19 hours late for his opening press conference, ... Australia's medal haul, including seven golds, at the London Olympics two years ago. It was their lowest haul at an Olympics since 1992. Maybe this is why Asia wants to give them a helping hand. ...




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