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  1. News - China - SPORT

    Beijing makes final three on shortlist for Winter Olympics in 2022

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:15am by WU NAN, AP

    ... for the city's bid for the winter games. The International Olympic Committee approved the three remaining contenders as official candidate cities, rather than cut the field any further. The cities must ... the population opposes the bid. Officials from the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Bid committee said they would host the games economically. "We will try our best to take advantage of the stadiums ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Hong Kong's Olympic committee election to be subject to government scrutiny

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Olympic board election under close scrutiny Hong Kong's Olympic committee will come under government scrutiny when it elects its officers next week, after a period dominated by spats over the Sochi Winter Games. Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing vowed yesterday to pay close attention to the annual general meeting of the Sports ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    The fisherman's son who became a golf pro: meet the coach of Hong Kong's Special Olympics golf team

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... is a game for the privileged elite, but instructor Cheung Kwai-hong is driving home a very different message. Born to a family of fishermen, Cheung left his village at age 14 to work in a garment ... generation prove that they, too, can overcome adversity to succeed on the greens. Under his wing are the 20 golfers of the city's Special Olympics team. The squad, funded by the Jockey Club, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Skater Barton Lui first Hong Kong man to compete at Winter Olympics

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:01am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Speedster on ice Barton Lui will achieve dream of waving the flag high when he becomes first HK male to represent city at Winter Olympics Skater set to glide to greatness Picture a bauhinia flag waved by a determined but lone young man at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Russia next month. It will be short track speed skater Barton Lui ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    1,000 athletes show Hong Kong the ropes

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Championships in Hong Kong, and they and their fans come proclaiming rope-skipping's right to be taken as a serious sport. "We want rope skipping to be part of the Olympics, or at least the World Games," said Fransiska Deberdt, who flew from Belgium to watch her son, Alec, compete. "But it's difficult because it's not known and people often think it's just ...

  6. News - Asia - SPORT

    Violinist Mae to ski for Thailand at the Sochi Winter Olympics

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Vanessa Mae to ski for Thailand at Sochi Games Violinist Vanessa Mae is set to ski for Thailand at the Winter Olympics in Russia next month, the Thai team ... at the Winter Olympics was Prawat Nagvajara, who competed in Salt Lake City in 2002 and at Pragelato in Italy in 2006. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    New, improved stadium needed, says Olympic Committee chief

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... the Asian Games in 2010, Shenzhen which hosted the Universiade in 2011, and Nanjing, which will be hosting the Youth Olympics in 2014. "Many Southeast Asian nations and mainland cities have ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Without better facilities the city risks falling behind in bid to host large events amid growing competition, head of Olympic Committee says New stadium ...

  8. News - China - SPORT

    China's team praised as London Olympics close

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Chan Kin Wa

    ... tribute as 'best ever' Olympics close The curtain came down on the London Olympics last night, with both China and Britain hailing the 30th summer Games the "best ever"- ... exceptional" Games in the words of International Olympic Committee president Jacque Rogge. Four years on, London more than lived up to its motto: "Inspire A Generation". British Prime ...

  9. Business - SPORT

    White collar boxers learn that life on the ropes requires perseverance

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:58am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... the boys", the surviving 18 entered the ring to raise money for the Macau Special Olympics team. Daniels emerged as victor in his bout last night. The switch from day time office executive ... stars like Olympic gold medal winner Zou Shiming. "What the Venetian is doing is very clever. It is taking local fighters and turning them into superstars and pumping out the ticket sales ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Swire Travel sorry for selling 'fake' World Cup tickets

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... it sold, after stadium officials denied four people entry to a semi-final game in Brazil. The agency, Swire Travel, yesterday said it was working on making amends to the four tourists for the rest ... their tickets were "fake". The group of 17 and their guide had arrived at the stadium about an hour before the game, and the four tourists' tickets were found ...




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