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  1. Games glory improves standing of the party, say analysts

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of the Beijing Olympics. Opinions are divided over how that success will shape China's future, but analysts agreed the Games had boosted the Communist Party's standing at home. 'The ... of Science and Technology. China overtook the United States as winner of the most Olympic gold medals, and the meticulous effort it put into organising the Games also won worldwide praise. ...

  2. The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Prepared by Karen Lee Bracher Only 515 days to go A Records are made and broken with the assistance of the stopwatch. They are an essential tool in the Olympic Games. To do Use stopwatches ... Table Tennis Names of particular shots reveal the game's aggressive and competitive nature- 'the kill', 'the hit and 'the chop'. Table tennis is the world's ...

  3. Olympic supporters and cynics- everyone's a winner

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... cause for satisfaction. It is said, not without reason, that each Olympics goes a long way to characterise the host nation. Thus it was, for example, that the Barcelona Games finally expunged ... Olympics while the Moscow Games were equally definitive in reaffirming the grim reputation of the old Soviet Union. Enough has been said about the Nazi Olympics in Munich to be sure of its ...

  4. Team recipes at Lee Kum Kee

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... As told to Wong Yat-hei The Olympic Games are back and, with them, sport is once again the talk of town. However, for Lee Kum Kee, one of the largest sauce manufacturers in Hong Kong, sport is not simply a one-off event. We see sport as a vital element in uniting and strengthening the bonds among staff. Our long-standing commitment to dragon boat events has seen our staff ...

  5. Olympic politics and the 'known unknowables'

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... or perhaps more accurately political control- is never off the agenda. However, this week, Jiang Xiaoyu, the vice-president of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, said: 'We ... it is accustomed to exercising without undermining its legitimacy as a host for the Olympic Games. At this point, former US defence chief Donald Rumsfeld's famous 'known unknowables' start ...

  6. Veteran's hopes of fifth Olympics fade

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Veteran Hong Kong cyclist Wong Kam-po looks certain to miss out on his chance to compete in a fifth Olympic Games in a row, after the road race season ... Choi. Wong, 38, scratch-race world champion in 2007, has represented Hong Kong at every Olympic Games since Atlanta in 1996. He qualified in both the road race and points race on the track ...

  7. Games views must be aired, but peacefully

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

    ... a cloud after eight activists, who intended to protest at today's Olympic Games torch relay, were denied entry. Preventing Farrow from visiting would have further infringed on rights ... smoothly and peacefully. Hong Kong is proud to be part of the Olympics. The Olympic flame is an important symbol of the Games and we have a right to celebrate its presence. We do not want the relay ...

  8. Taiwanese firm lands free stadium seats deal

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is being played at the Bird's Nest to mark the first anniversary of the opening of the Olympic Games. Nongzhixiang, run by Taiwanese businessman Huang Yi-chung, was awarded the rights ahead ... A spokesman for the auction company said the decision, by Olympic organisers Bocog, was aimed at indicating that 'blood was thicker than water' in cross-strait relations. Earlier this month ...

  9. Security clamp for Beijing Games

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Tough security measures for next year's Beijing Olympic Games will require people buying tickets to the opening and closing ceremonies to submit their photographs ... This is the first time people will be asked to submit their photos. I don't recall it happening at previous Olympic Games,' a highly placed Hong Kong sports official said yesterday. The move ...

  10. At the Games

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... with Alvin Sallay The call by Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, president of the Olympic Council of Asia, to introduce cricket and karate at the next Asian Games in Incheon four ... 2014, the Games will have a maximum of 35 sports- the 28 Olympic sports plus seven more that the host city could choose. Incheon chose baseball, bowling (tenpin), kabbadi, sepak takraw, ...




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