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  1. 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. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Spirit of sport, not politics, must come first at Sochi Olympic Games

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:23am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial In Sochi, sport must come first The Olympic Games are about sport and friendship, but their high profile inevitably means that politics creeps in. Any host country becomes an international focus for scrutiny and pressure. Russia's staging of the Winter Olympics at Sochi has meant more than the usual amount of attention, though; President Vladimir Putin has invested so ...

  3. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Nanjing should think twice before bidding for Asian Games

    Posted May 31st 2014, 02:37am by Daniel Ren

    ... spirit and show off its cultural heritage. The city is preparing to stage the Youth Olympic Games in August. City officials stress that budgets for such events are tightly controlled. Fewer than ... Daniel Ren Nanjing expressed an interest in holding the 2019 event after Vietnam pulled out, but would the billions be money well spent? Asian Games host never comes in first When Nanjing ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China must avoid joining Great Game in Middle East

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com China must avoid joining Great Game How far should China commit itself to enhance its standing in the Middle East? Israeli ambassador to China Matan Vilnai has ... material incentives to entangle itself in the Middle Eastern conflagrations. China may be tempted to play a greater role in the region. After all, the Middle East has been part of the Great Game ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Olympic Games are a lift for Japan

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Olympic Games a lift for Japan It was the worst of times and the best of times for Tokyo last week. For days, fresh revelations of serious leaks of radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant threatened to sink the city's bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. It seemed a question of which contender to host the Olympics came with the least baggage- ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., August 24, 2014

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by STAFF

    ... and the Philippines.   Ryan Choi and Albert Chien Two Hong Kong fencers struck gold at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing. Ryan Choi Chun-yin and Albert Chien Kei-hsu were part of a six-man Asian team which ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong protesters, police get all tangled up in the numbers game

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Getting all tangled up in numbers There we go again over the numbers game. Police said about 111,000 people took part in the protest against Occupy Central ... and Chow's alliance are equally prone to exaggerating the number of their supporters at rallies they organise. Every year, we go through this numbers game, though usually it's the pan-dems ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Seize the day or miss the boat in dialogue with Beijing

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by Tammy Tam

    ... Xi's anti-graft crusade. The summit has apparently ended, as Xi was at the opening ceremony of Nanjing's Youth Olympic Games at the weekend, though official media do not report ...




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