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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Paralympians have place in Olympic family

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Letters

    ... Paul Letters Paul Letters calls for the two Games to be combined after the successes of London In the Olympic family, a place for Paralympians The Paralympic Games have come of age ... movement has come a long way since 1968, when the Olympic Games' hosts, Mexico City, refused to hold the Paralympic Games. The Paralympics were held in separate locations from the Olympics ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - BADMINTON

    Badminton body says game will stay in Olympics

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... of the Olympic Games were "mischievous speculation" that had no basis in fact. "We have regular contact with the International Olympic Committee and they have said nothing about ... Olympic Programme Commission will review all 26 sports at the London Games next week, with reports saying that one sport would not be included in the 2020 Olympics. Badminton and table tennis- two ...

  3. Inside the 2012 London Olympic Games

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Inside the 2012 London Olympic Games by Marc Jenner Amazon Digital Services (e-book) This book wouldn't deserve even a bronze medal if it were an Olympic contender. Containing Games factoids, the tome begins fairly strongly but loses stamina towards the middle, by which time it has gone through the symbols and traditions associated with the event, and how sports ...


    Let's hope the youngwill be inspired by these golden Games

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Olympiad has been. I will judge the success of these Games on the fulfilment, or otherwise, of a promise made by Prime Minister David Cameron on the last day of the London Olympics. He said ... the youngwill be inspired by these golden Games Hats off to IOC president Jacques Rogge. He clearly had been humming the national anthem of Great Britain in the back of his limo and when riding the lift ...

  5. Voice of the Games doesn't sound sweet to English ears

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Anglo-French Olympic rivalry affected these Games long before the opening ceremony, however. London and Paris were joint favourites to win the bid to host the 2012 Games, and according to International ... Brookes reached out to the birthplace of the Olympics, Athens. He opened communications with Greek government officials and sporting advocates. But his ambitions to stage a world Games came ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - OLYMPIC SAILING

    Compromise in the air for return of windsurfing to Olympics

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com World governing body softens its stance, raising hopes windsurfing will be retained for Rio Games alongside kiteboarding Glimmer of hope for ousted sailors A compromise could mean kiteboarding and the sport it replaced, windsurfing, will both appear at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a leading Hong Kong sailing official said. Hong Kong ...

  7. Kazakh's gold is Olympic ideal

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... There was a time, before state, commercial and scholastic sponsorship of sports stars took off, when it seemed unthinkable that professionals could be allowed to compete in the Olympic Games. Now that the charade of amateurism has long since ended, Olympic hopefuls who are not fully supported one way or the other, and handsomely rewarded for success, are the exception ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    HK should capitalise on momentum from Olympics

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for a more holistic sports policy. Admittedly, the city has come a long way from when home-grown wind surfing queen Lee Lai-shan won a gold medal in the 1996 Olympic Games. Today, few people think ... SCMP Editorial Put HK sport on the fast track Hong Kong basks in glory whenever our athletes return with a medal from major international games. Last year, they brought home 747 medals ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Athletes' looks among factors spurring internet searches in HK during Olympics

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Good looks, controversy spur Olympic searches It wasn't just sporting prowess that got Hongkongers searching for Olympic athletes on the internet- they were ... 24, jumped more than 2,000 per cent in the first week of the Olympics as she made her way to the women's singles quarter-finals against China's Li Xuerui, according to internet ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Athletes stripped of medals for doping at 2004 Olympic Games

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lausanne Athens medallists pay price for doping Four medallists from the 2004 Olympic Games have been officially stripped of their medals by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IOC took the decision after new analysis of their dope tests taken at the Athens Games revealed traces of steroids. Ukraine's Yuri Belonog was stripped of his ...




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