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  1. Political games begin over volunteers at Winter Olympics

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong Vancouver If you are an athlete, getting to the Olympics takes years of training and a considerable investment in money. A faster way to get to the Games is by becoming a volunteer. With the 2010 Winter Games a mere two years away, the search for the volunteers who are crucial to any Olympic Games is on in earnest. So while carrying the Olympic torch in BC Place ...

  2. The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

    Posted Feb 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Book: www.cia.gov Flags of the World: http://flagspot.net C The Sports- Swimming Swimming is one of the most popular sports at the Olympic Games. This is probably because most people can swim ... teacher for more information on where to do a course. Visit the official Beijing Olympic Games (in English) website: http://en.beijing2008.cn NEXT WEEK The Sport: BADMINTON The Competitors: ...

  3. Beijing invites Bush to Olympic Games opening

    Posted May 11th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing US President George W. Bush may visit the mainland next summer and attend the opening of the Beijing Olympic Games at the invitation of President Hu Jintao, according ... channels. The mainland leadership is doing everything it can to make next year's Beijing Olympics the best Games ever, and believes that a successful event would be the ultimate symbol ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Daunting tasks await Tokyo's new governor

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... the city's shrinking tax revenues, winning the right to host the 2020 Olympic Games and providing assistance to a growing number of elderly who live alone are just some of the difficult tasks he ...

  5. Greater promotion effort called for one year ahead of East Asian Games

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Olympics overseas in the run-up to the event in August. 'But I have not seen our government officials do the same for the upcoming [East Asian] Games,' he said. Beijing won worldwide praise for its hosting of a successful Olympics and, likewise, the East Asian Games will be a great opportunity for Hong Kong to show the world it is more than a financial centre, he said. More ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... announces candidates to host 2020 Olympics The International Olympic Committee's board, meeting in Quebec, Canada, is expected to name the candidate to host the 2020 Games. Applications from ...

  7. Legislators raise more doubts over cut-price bid for 2023 Asian Games

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung and Tanna Chong The government's latest attempt to lure support for a bid to host the 2023 Asian Games, by proposing a HK$8.5 billion budget cut, appears to have backfired. Legislators voiced further doubts yesterday about the revised figures. On Tuesday, the venue subcommittee of the Asian Games Provisional Bid Committee announced the new option, which would ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Shadows of history

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... in the Olympic village by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics. At the 1976 Montreal Olympics, 25 African nations withdrew from the event in protest against the Games' links ... Elaine Yau In the lead-up to the Olympics, the torrent of negative publicity dogging China has caused great embarrassment to the government. Leaders have called on overseas groups ...

  10. VIPs clamour for Games tickets

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou The world's rich and powerful have swamped the organisers of the Beijing Olympics with a record number of requests to attend the Games. Liu Jingmin, an executive vice-president of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (Bocog), said his organisation had so far received 90 applications from foreign heads of state, government leaders, royalty ...




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