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  1. 'Game will grow Down Under thanks to new Olympic status'

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... being played in Australia.' The IRB has always maintained the view that once sevens is in the Olympics, it would help grow the game in countries where rugby is still a fledgling sport- China and Russia for instance- and also in places where the game is still not played (the IRB has 117 members while there are 205 countries in the Olympic family). But the Australian- ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport

    Sport Digest, November 9, 2012

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... was ruled out with injury and winger Chris Ashton was given a one-game ban. AP Sochi adds 12 events to Winter Games schedule The 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, will be the biggest and the most expansionist Winter Games with 12 new events, organisers said yesterday. Sports director Irina Gladkikh outlined the new events, ranging from women's ski-jumping to a figure-skating team ...

  3. Olympic Sevens should be an inspiration

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the international rugby authority compared with more than 200 members of the Olympic Games movement. But it seems inevitable now that sevens rugby has been accepted as an Olympic sport for the summer Games ... What set this year's tournament apart, however, is that it was also a celebration of the Sevens' emergence as a world version of the game. The founders 35 years ago could not have ...

  4. HK joins push for Olympic inclusion

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... available spots in the 2016 Olympics. The World Games will offer the IRB another chance to showcase sevens rugby. 'We firmly believe the sevens tournament at the World Games plays an important ... Chung, secretary-general of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee. 'Among the others are wushu, squash, korfball and tenpin bowling.' The World Games will feature 35 mainly non-Olympic sports ...

  5. Lomu: seven-man code ideal for Olympics

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... the 15-man game where you are guaranteed a superpower winning.' The International Olympic Committee's programme commission has already recommended to its executive committee that sevens ... Noel Prentice It's a match made in heaven- and Jonah Lomu is not talking about a new kidney. The former All Black says rugby sevens and the Olympics are made for each other. And who ...

  6. Special Olympics stars eager for the real deal after fun clinic with HK squad members

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... a gold medal at the Global Games in the Czech Republic last year. He and fellow relay-squad athletes, Tang Cheuk-man, Cheung Che-wai and Chow Chiu-keung, were among a 39-strong Special Olympics ... Federation and Olympic Committee, was on hand to kick off the fun and games yesterday. HKRFU executive director Robert Knight said: 'One of our primary goals at the HKRFU is to introduce rugby ...

  7. HKRFU chairman says sevens focus may put China's 15s game at risk

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to the feeling that mainland rugby authorities have lost interest in the 15-a-side game in preference to sevens, which is now an Olympic sport. 'Any sport which is in the Olympics will get more ... resources into the sevens game at the expense of the longer version. A crushing 56-3 loss to Thailand in the relegation play-off match in the Division Two tournament in New Delhi means China ...

  8. US and Russia on collision course on road to Olympics

    Posted Mar 27th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In the US, the story goes that rugby officials have stumbled onto a ream of untold riches- now that they have access to the US Olympic Committee's vast ... in the Olympics is a huge boost for our game.' It is not all Ali Baba-like across in Russia. While delighted at the prospect of rugby in Rio, Russian rugby union chief executive Howard Thomas gave ...

  9. 2016 Games can't come soon enough for Australia's World Cup-winning captain

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Olympic Committee had a definite view on women being represented at sevens in the Olympics, she also felt that cultural diversity was important for the global body. 'I felt that the panel ... signifying a whole lot more than I ever could have imagined. 'Take nothing away from the World Cup, every kid dreams about going to the Olympics and winning, and I want to be part of it.' ...

  10. 'Knights' savour first day's play as they learn basics of the game

    Posted Mar 27th 2010, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... the Winter Olympic Games in 1988; they were not even born. So both men, based in Hong Kong, were determined to watch as much of the action as possible 'wherever the action was being telecast', as their home nation claimed 14 gold medals at last month's Vancouver Winter Olympics. They cannot believe their luck at studying for a semester at Hong Kong University (HKU) ...




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