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  1. Olympic crusade

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Olympic Games 2006 ...

  2. Olympics organisers seek global input for Games ceremonies

    Posted Mar 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang As part of the build-up to the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the Games' opening and closing ceremonies have been thrown open to the world. The event's organising committee, the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, said yesterday it would accept proposals for the ceremonies from home and abroad until July 21. The committee says it is looking ...

  3. It's all boiling down to a tale of two cities

    Posted Jun 12th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... that they are doing the world a favour by 'loaning' Paris to the Olympics. This time they want the Games badly- and are courting the world for it. This new approach might be just what it takes ... Alvin Sallay What is increasingly seen as a two-horse race has entered the final bend with London and Paris neck and neck after the International Olympic Committee's evaluation ...

  4. Olympic Games

    Posted Dec 25th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... Back in 776BC the Olympic Games was an all-male affair but, in the many years since, equality in the sports movement has undeniably gained momentum. Peter Goff looks at what exactly has ... participation at the Olympic Games- of a total 10,864 athletes, 6,452 were men and 4,412 were women, just over 40 per cent. At the Beijing games, men will play baseball and women will play softball, ...

  5. Olympic Games setback fails to deter Fredericks

    Posted Dec 04th 2005, 12:00am by Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart

    ... Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart Imagine you and your horse have been selected to represent your country in the Olympic Games. After years of getting up at dawn every day to train in all weather, ... Olympics and fortunately for the world of eventing he decided on the latter course of action. It is moments like this that mark out truly great sportsmen and women. A Perth native, Fredericks ...

  6. Moment of truth for five cities hoping to stage the 2012 games

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Singapore It is crunch time today for the five cities bidding for the 2012 Olympics. After years of preparations, the bid candidates- London, Paris, Madrid, Moscow and New York- will face the moment of truth when they come up before members of the International Olympic Committee, who will vote for the winner. This morning, the 117th IOC Session will be declared ...

  7. Next stop: the Olympic Games

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... a diplomatic hat. So does IOC member Ron Froehlich, the man who will give the game of sevens a glowing endorsement as it bids to enter the Olympics. Froehlich stresses there will be no emotion ... Froehlich, who is a member of the Olympic Games programme commission. 'In sevens we have universality. It is a very important component for the Olympics. Having 12 teams playing over two ...

  8. Games pave way for pan-Pearl Olympics bid, say UK experts

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma First come the 2009 East Asian Games in Hong Kong; then the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou. This kind of momentum could help the region bid jointly for larger events- the soccer World Cup or even the Olympics- say leading British sports consultants. The two events would create infrastructure vital to hosting key global sports festivals and might lead to a regional bid ...

  9. For the first time ever, all 28 sports are facing the prospect they might be dumped from the games. They face a strong threat from five popular pretenders

    Posted Jul 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... AQUATICS Olympic sport since 1896. Fina has 190 national member federations. Four disciplines: diving, swimming, synchronised swimming and water polo. In Athens: 44 events, 1,300 athletes. 339,000 tickets sold, more than 90 per cent of available tickets. IOC report: Enjoys strong Olympic tradition. Fina has universal membership but low participation worldwide in diving, synchronised ...

  10. Hi-tech fair to boost Olympic security

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... understanding of the most advanced technology, so that some of it can be used for the Olympic Games. He also hoped the three-day exhibition would help promote the image of Beijing as a safe city ahead ... and leading officials from more than 200 countries, the Olympic Games was one of the prime targets for terrorists who wanted to make worldwide unrest'. 'In the future, we will try to work ...




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