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  1. It's not the Olympic spirit; it's the gold

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The disproportionate number of gold medals won by China at the Olympics- 51 compared with 21 silver and 28 bronze- was perhaps no coincidence: China's obsession with gold ... of the Olympic spirit.' Appeal and character can help a non-gold medallist gain popularity, but such cases are exceptions. And it's not just any gold medal- the Olympic gold medallist wears ...

  2. The Beijing 2008 Olympics Games

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Games, a fire burned all the time on a special alter in honour of Zeus and his wife, Hera. Fire made its first appearance at the modern Olympics in Amsterdam in 1928. The architect of the Olympic ... An Olympic flame that burns from the opening ceremony to the closing of the Games has been part of every Olympiad since the Amsterdam Games in 1928. 1. Who stole fire from the gods and gave ...

  3. Sporting excess

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Olympic Council of Asia has said the Asian Games have too many events and some sports will have to go. If you were wielding the axe, which sports would you shelve? Write to us ...

  4. 47- Zhang Wenxiu

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Born: March 22, 1986 in Liaoning Entry: Hammer Credentials: 7th at Athens 2004, bronze at 2007 world championships, gold at 2006 Doha Asian Games Why she'll win: Because she's on the upswing. A creditable performance in Athens was followed by Asian titles and then bronze at the 2007 worlds in Osaka. Zhang is on the rise, but she'll still need to find a little extra to get ...

  5. From ancient times to modern Games

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The different sections of The Ancient Olympic Games showcase selected items from the British Museum to reveal the relationship between the ancient and modern Games. Gods Athletic competition was a religious experience conducted in honour of the gods during the ancient times, and the ancient Olympic Games were held in honour of Zeus. The programme of athletic events featured ...

  6. Games glory

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... On April 29, the government will release a list of people chosen to carry the Olympic torch in Hong Kong. Should we just pick celebrities or there are some unsung heroes who also deserve to be honoured? Write to us ...

  7. Happy children to help kick off Games

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The Beijing Olympic Games' opening ceremony will end in a chorus of hope and love, with a huge picture of more than 10,000 children from around the world laughing and smiling, ceremony director Zhang Yimou said yesterday. 'We have only about 50 minutes... Packing a culture of more than 5,000 years into 50 minutes is impossible. We must select a few moments, ...

  8. Wong promises fight to land fifth Olympics spot

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Veteran Wong Kam-po has his sights on a fifth Olympic Games in a row in London this summer and has no immediate retirement plans. Wong, who turned 39 last ... performance does not surprise me,' said Wong. 'But the result has no direct impact on my Olympic Games decision. It is always the biggest event and it will be an honour if I can make ...


    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Games website at www.scmp.com/ olympics packed with news, features, contests, offers and more... News & insight The latest stories and features, a photo gallery, commentary, plus a business focus on Games sponsors Prize offers Weekly prize quizzes online and by SMS, a six-week postcard collection offer, post your own photos The torch trail In-depth profiles of provinces the Olympic ...

  10. Leung leads HK team in Olympic test

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is 17th. Only one man and one woman will be selected to represent Hong Kong at the London Games test event after the next regatta, the Hyeres Olympic Week in France in May. ... Chan Kin-wa Promising Andy Leung Ho-tsun is leading the race to represent Hong Kong at this summer's Olympic test event in London. Leung, 21, is in 21st place overall after four races ...




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