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  1. 2008 Games to start two weeks later

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fearing the effects of a sizzling summer, Beijing organisers persuade the Olympics committee to push back its dates Beijing's 2008 Olympics will be postponed by two weeks because ... organising committee had been pushing for a three-week postponement. The Games were originally scheduled to be held from July 25 to August 10, but the International Organising Committee (IOC) ...

  2. Big sell of Olympics set to begin

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... global brands have so far signed up with the International Olympic Committee to sponsor both the Winter Games in Turin in 2006 and the Beijing Games. They are US firms Coca-Cola, Kodak, General ... Mainland, Hong Kong and foreign firms are being targeted as Beijing's Olympic organisers launch a drive to attract sponsors and suppliers for the event, estimated to cost at least ...

  3. Long-awaited Olympic logo to be revealed

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Olympic authorities will use the long-awaited official logo for the 2008 Beijing Games to seek bids for coveted and costly sponsorships from next month, organising officials said yesterday. The sponsorship quest will begin on Sunday with the unveiling of the Beijing Olympic logo, which will be used for large-scale merchandising of the games in the capital and sponsorships ...

  4. Hu gleans ideas for the 2008 Games

    Posted Oct 24th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... state-of-the-art Olympic complex yesterday, drawing lessons that could help Beijing stage a successful Olympic Games in 2008. On day two of his four-day visit to Australia, Mr Hu said he was impressed ... of stadiums, hotels and landscaped parks by New South Wales Premier Bob Carr, who received much of the credit for the 2000 Games' success. The sprawling Olympic precinct was built on budget ...

  5. Chance to meet national athletes

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... LEE WING-SZE Do you want to get a glimpse of how Chinese national athletes are preparing for next year's Athens Olympics? Now there is a chance. You can join a 10-day winter camp, ... will take you to the Chinese National Sports Training Centre in Beijing, where some of the Chinese Olympics delegates are training. The camp, open to all Hong Kong students aged over 14 and who ...

  6. Strong showing in Switzerland sees Wong heading for Athens

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong cycling ace Wong Kam-po is Athens-bound. He booked a berth for next year's Olympics after a powerful performance in Switzerland at the weekend. And after qualifying for the road event, he will now be looking to clinch a place in Olympics track cycling. Wong - commonly known as Ah Po - finished a strong 11th in the B World Championship road race in Switzerland ...

  7. Champion divers on all-time highs

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... The 30-year-old former Russian athlete, who also won the 1-metre springboard gold for her birth nation at the 1998 World Championships, already has her mind set on Olympic glory for Australia next summer. ...

  8. Ceremony marks start of Games venue work

    Posted Dec 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Beijing Olympics organisers have laid the cornerstones of two key Games venues- the National Stadium and National Swimming Centre. 'The ground-breaking ceremony marks the beginning of construction of the venues for the 2008 Olympic Games,' Liu Qi, Beijing party secretary and president of the games organising committee, said at yesterday's ceremony. ...

  9. Paris leads in Games race

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Paris is the current favourite to win the race to host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, according to leading sports industry executives. Research by ArkSports Limited found ... the 2010 Winter Olympics to Vancouver in Canada will mean that New York won't be awarded the 2012 Olympics, but Hamilton in Canada might still given the 2010 Commonwealth Games. 'The ...

  10. Tuning up for the Olympics

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with athletes from all over the world. This year's championships are the biggest and most crowded I have ever seen. It's because next year is the Olympics, so swimmers are using this chance to qualify. There are 170 swimmers competing in the men's 100-metre freestyle alone - a huge number. But our team has good morale, and remains confident of qualifying for the Olympics. Go Hong ...




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