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  1. Sport - Other Sport - INSIDE INCHEON WITH ALVIN SALLAY

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

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

    ... which built an Olympic stadium for the 1988 Games and city officials say they have lost US$20 million trying to maintain it over the past three years. The OCA has to rein in these exorbitant ... into the breach. But Jakarta wants the Games to be held in 2018 as there will be a general election in 2019. The OCA moved the event to 2019, so it would be held one year before the Olympics. If the Asian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1593350/inside-incheon-hosting-games-financial-strain-most-cities-asia
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - TABLE TENNIS

    Doo Hoi-kem has sleepless nights thinking about Youth Olympic Games

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 09:58pm by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Talented teenager feels the pressure as she prepares for Youth Olympics Carrying Hong Kong hopes keeps Doo awake at night If the wizard world of Harry Potter does exist, Doo Hoi-kem would love a magical spell that could end her sleepless nights as she prepares for the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing next month. Doo, who is ranked number one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1559943/doo-hoi-kem-has-sleepless-nights-thinking-about-youth-olympic-games
  3. Sport - Other Sport

    2020 Olympic Games crucial for future of Japan

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:16pm by AFP

    ... for future of Japan Six years to the day before the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, its top brass predict the Games will have as significant an impact as those of 1964, which marked Japan's emergence as an economic power. Having hosted the Games 50 years ago, Tokyo's second Olympics will begin on July 24, 2020 with organisers hoping to recreate the same alchemy after two decades ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1558413/2020-olympic-games-crucial-future-japan
  4. Sport - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong cyclist Sarah Lee aims to take track by storm

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:28pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... 333-metre track in Qinhuangdao and the structures are a bit different Sarah Lee The Olympic bronze medallist could be one step ahead of the powerful Chinese sprinters who Games organisers ... aims to take track by storm While Asian Games organisers try desperately to sell non-mainstream sports to a reluctant audience in Incheon, Hong Kong golden girl Sarah Lee Wai-sze is preparing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1593345/hong-kong-cyclist-sarah-lee-aims-take-track-storm
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Olympic Games a silver lining for Brazil after World Cup humiliation

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... isn't everything. But they can at least contemplate the possibility of salvaging some national pride when they host South America's first Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552409/olympic-games-silver-lining-brazil-after-world-cup
  6. Sport - Hong Kong

    The big question at the Asian Games- can Hong Kong's huge delegation match success of Guangzhou?

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 10:56pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the world's leading sports nations and they will continue to dominate the Games, while Japan will be keen to do well as they look ahead to 2020 when they host the Olympics. Hosts South Korea ... of the Hong Kong Gymnastics Association, put it succinctly: "This is a do-or-die situation for us." A sport has to medal at an Asian Games or a world championship or qualify for the Olympics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1591840/big-question-asian-games
  7. Tokyu Fudosan spearheads transformation towards 2020 Olympic Games

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:10pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan The much-anticipated 2020 Olympic Games are set to showcase Japan's transformation since the country first hosted the international sporting event in 1964. Much like athletes training to earn the Olympic gold, various industry champions are gearing up to develop and redevelop Japan's urban landscape in time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1549634/tokyu-fudosan-spearheads-transformation-towards-2020-olympic-games
  8. Olympic crusade

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

    ... Olympic Games 2006 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511351/olympic-crusade
  9. Sport - China - SWIMMING

    Olympic star Ye Shiwen heads to university

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 10:20am

    ... Associated Press Swimmer to combine training with law study at Tsinghua University China’s two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ye Shiwen has a new title: College freshman. The 2012 London Games champion in the women’s 200- and 400-metre medleys registered this week at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University under a government program waiving the grueling entrance exam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1581385/olympic-star-ye-shiwen-heads-university
  10. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Youth Olympians should inspire HK officials to bid for Asian Games

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 08:57pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... to the Olympics- to town. The Olympic Council of Asia is yet to decide on the host of the 2019 Asian Games after Hanoi pulled out when the Vietnamese government took fright at the cost of building ... originally wanted to bid for the 2019 Asian Games- the event will be moved back a year as the OCA wants its showpiece to take place one year before an Olympics- but our dear friends ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1582001/youth-olympians-should-inspire-hk-officials-bid-asian-games

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