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  1. Sport - Other Sport - ORGANISATION

    Asian Games: Competition will maintain its 'regional flavour'

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:23pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... for organisers. But the OCA chief said it would continue to provide a world platform for sports like karate, squash and wushu, all of which are bidding to become Olympic sports. "These Games also ... the Asian Games that rugby [sevens] and taekwondo got into the Olympics and some of these sports want to become Olympic sports and we will help them. "We will continue to keep a good balance ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport

    Sport and politics do mix, says Thomas Bach

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 11:17pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... blueprint which envisages a more flexible Olympic bidding process and sports programme, as well as lower costs for hosting the Games. This will have struck a chord with Asian officials as they face ... an Olympic Games. In future, the cities will present us with their Olympic projects and plans, so they can adapt their structures and their plans to what already exists. It is a revolution, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - CYCLING

    Sarah Lee Wai-sze wins gold for Hong Kong at Asian Games

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:10pm

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Incheon Track star adds keirin gold in Incheon to her long list of achievements Sarah Lee Wai-sze won Hong Kong its first medal at the 17th Asian Games, and it was gold too, as she blitzed a strong field in the women’s keirin final on Sunday. Lee, a bronze medallist in the event at the London Olympic, was in total control as she defeated surprise Malaysian silver ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Sun Yang and Park Tae-hwan set to renew fierce rivalry in the pool

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:08pm by APSPT

    ... Chinese man to win an individual Olympic swimming gold. Sun also holds the world record in the 1,500m and won the event at the Asian Games four years ago in Guangzhou, China, where Park won gold ... Associated Press in Incheon Chinese Olympic champion mocks South Korean foe in a series of television commercials as they both look to dominate the swimming Sun set to revive fierce ...

  6. 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 ...


    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 ...


    Inside Incheon: Gangnam-Style ceremony may ease nation's pain

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:15pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... It will be a Gangnam-Style opening ceremony as the Games officially get under way at the 61,000-seat main stadium today. But don't expect to see Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah, president of the Olympic Council ... has won three gold medals at each of the last two Asian Games and is expected to repeat at a venue named after him. Then there is Kim Hyeon-woo, 25, Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling champion who ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - INSIDE INCHEON

    Inside Incheon: Why haven't World Cup hosts Qatar bothered to enter Asian Games football tournament?

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:25pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... soccer World Cup does not consent to send a team to these Asian Games. If it were some tiny Asian footballing nation, then that would hardly registered on the radar. But Qatar are a regional powerhouse and they did win the men's gold medal at the 2006 Games in Doha. By turning their backs on Incheon, Qatar have all but thumbed their noses at the Olympic Council of Asia. It is a huge ...

  10. Olympic crusade

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

    ... Olympic Games 2006 ...




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