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  1. Inside the 2012 London Olympic Games

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Inside the 2012 London Olympic Games by Marc Jenner Amazon Digital Services (e-book) This book wouldn't deserve even a bronze medal if it were an Olympic contender. Containing Games factoids, the tome begins fairly strongly but loses stamina towards the middle, by which time it has gone through the symbols and traditions associated with the event, and how sports ...


    Let's hope the youngwill be inspired by these golden Games

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Olympiad has been. I will judge the success of these Games on the fulfilment, or otherwise, of a promise made by Prime Minister David Cameron on the last day of the London Olympics. He said ... the youngwill be inspired by these golden Games Hats off to IOC president Jacques Rogge. He clearly had been humming the national anthem of Great Britain in the back of his limo and when riding the lift ...

  3. Voice of the Games doesn't sound sweet to English ears

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Anglo-French Olympic rivalry affected these Games long before the opening ceremony, however. London and Paris were joint favourites to win the bid to host the 2012 Games, and according to International ... Brookes reached out to the birthplace of the Olympics, Athens. He opened communications with Greek government officials and sporting advocates. But his ambitions to stage a world Games came ...

  4. Kazakh's gold is Olympic ideal

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... There was a time, before state, commercial and scholastic sponsorship of sports stars took off, when it seemed unthinkable that professionals could be allowed to compete in the Olympic Games. Now that the charade of amateurism has long since ended, Olympic hopefuls who are not fully supported one way or the other, and handsomely rewarded for success, are the exception ...

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    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 ...

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    Athletes' looks among factors spurring internet searches in HK during Olympics

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Good looks, controversy spur Olympic searches It wasn't just sporting prowess that got Hongkongers searching for Olympic athletes on the internet- they were ... 24, jumped more than 2,000 per cent in the first week of the Olympics as she made her way to the women's singles quarter-finals against China's Li Xuerui, according to internet ...

  7. The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Prepared by John Millen Only 452 days to go A. Olympic heroines At the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, many women will enjoy the personal thrills of taking part in the world's greatest ... 400-metres hurdles event in 1980. (True / False) 2. Women have been allowed to take part in track events in the Modern Olympics since the Games began. (True / False) 3. Barriers are still being ...

  8. Games over five months early for firm sponsoring Olympics

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai For most people, the 2008 Beijing Olympics haven't yet arrived- the official opening will be in August. But there are powerful people on the mainland who consider the Games already over. Hengyuanxiang, a Shanghai-based textiles company and also one of the official Olympic sponsors, told us that as far as the company is concerned, the Games were history. 'You ...

  9. Political games

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... of the 1980 Moscow Olympics, following the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. That was followed by a Soviet boycott of the 1984 Los Angeles Games. But Beijing cannot claim innocence, given its use ... politicians everywhere stop trying to be associated with the Olympics, they will attract dissenters. The bigger the Olympics becomes, the more public money must go into it and, thus, each Games ...

  10. Olympic spirit goes beyond the Games

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... There is no stage as grand or symbolically important as the Olympic Games. Those who awoke early today to watch London's impressive opening ceremony got a taste ... and the heartache of defeat. The Olympic spirit is about inspiration, healthy living, friendship, peace and unity- the fundamentals of a better world. We must not lose sight of those ideals as we cheer ...




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