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  1. The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Prepared by John Millen Only 452 days to go A. Olympic heroines At the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, many women will enjoy the personal thrills of taking part in the world's greatest ... 400-metres hurdles event in 1980. (True / False) 2. Women have been allowed to take part in track events in the Modern Olympics since the Games began. (True / False) 3. Barriers are still being ...

  2. Warm reception by children as Games mascots skate on thin ice

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Organising Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Vanoc), but the mythical trio is on store shelves everywhere and on the minds of covetous children. Ms Roberts has no doubt her ... the beaver mascot of the 1976 Montreal Olympics. But while there was no mistaking the Canadian identity of Amik 30 years ago, many observers say the three mascots for the 2010 Games are distinctly ...

  3. Asterix at the Olympic Games

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... and you will be disqualified like the Romans and not get to play the new 3D Nintendo DS game Asterix at the Olympic Games by Atari. Originally created as a serial by Rene Goscinny and Albert ... get a good close-up of any of the characters. The soundtrack and effects are just as uninspiring which makes you wonder about Atari's effort. In the end, Asterix at the Olympic Games ...

  4. Look out for our Olympics page and website

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I'm proud and excited that the Olympics will be held in our capital, Beijing, next year. The Olympics is a worldwide and respected event. Hosting the Olympics is a splendid chance ... Maggie. I, too, am excited about next year's Olympics- we've been looking forward to it for so long that it's hard to believe the event is now so close. The Olympics page, which we ...

  5. Hong Kong strikes gold in Shanghai

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Local athletes excel at the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games The HKSAR squad brought 67 gold, 50 silver and 37 bronze medals back from the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Shanghai last month. Nearly 7,500 athletes from more than 165 countries took part in the competition A group of 106 mentally handicapped Hong Kong athletes competed in 10 out ...

  6. Games seen reaping as much as US$30m

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... to US$30 million - even though the budget shot up to US$2.4 billion, it was predicted yesterday. A pleased executive vice-president of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games ... on that predicted when Beijing was handed the Games in 2001. 'Revenue from these four main areas can guarantee a budget of US$2.4 billion. According to my initial estimates, the [Olympics ...

  7. Lenovo to bow out of Olympics sponsorship after Beijing Games

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lenovo Group, the mainland's largest information technology company, will end its worldwide Olympics sponsorship after next year's Beijing Games in a move that could herald the pursuit of other major sports-related marketing ventures. The computer maker announced yesterday that its role as a worldwide sponsor of the Olympic Games would end next December, four months ...

  8. The Beijing 2008 Olympics Games

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Games, a fire burned all the time on a special alter in honour of Zeus and his wife, Hera. Fire made its first appearance at the modern Olympics in Amsterdam in 1928. The architect of the Olympic ... An Olympic flame that burns from the opening ceremony to the closing of the Games has been part of every Olympiad since the Amsterdam Games in 1928. 1. Who stole fire from the gods and gave ...

  9. The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... specimens in the land. Women could not possibly compete with what was on show at the Olympic Games. Only one woman had a part to play in the celebrations and this was a priestess of the goddess ... and tell them all about what had happened at the Olympic Games. 1. Women were (banned from / included in) the ancient Greek Olympics. 2. The idea behind the Games was to (display / destroy) ...

  10. The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Prepared by John Millen Only 473 days to go The start of it all The first Olympic Games were held in ancient Greece 3,000 years ago. The ancient Greeks believed that physical fitness ... It was a great honour to your county and to your gods to take part in the games at Olympia. A True or False Look at these eight statements about the Olympic Games. Do you think they are true or false? 1. ...




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