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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007985/inside-2012-london-olympic-games
  2. Harbour spectacle to open Games

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung A team of experts who helped produce the Beijing Olympics opening and closing ceremonies is to reprise its role- this time in Victoria Harbour for the 2009 East Asian Games. The opening ceremony of the regional sports event will feature performances on a floating stage, with special effects and a fireworks show, it was revealed yesterday. Announcing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670258/harbour-spectacle-open-games
  3. Olympics back home

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen Athens 2004 In 2004, the Olympic Games returned to Athens, the city where the first modern Olympics had been held in 1896. What a difference there was between ... a single Games record by winning eight medals. Sailor Birgit Fischer became the first athlete in any sport to win two medals at each of five successive Olympic Games. Looking forward to Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642773/olympics-back-home
  4. China's Olympic pride and the lessons learned

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China waited a long time to realise its dream of hosting an Olympic Games. Now that the curtain has come down on 17 days of spectacular action, the nation can take pride in what it has ... of the human spirit. China's Olympic dream has not ended with the closing ceremony. Hosting the Games will have a lasting effect. The pride instilled in Chinese has given them newfound confidence. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650221/chinas-olympic-pride-and-lessons-learned
  5. Olympic Village wins praise for comforts- and even bizarre twists

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing The Olympic Village projected a heart-warming image of the Beijing Games, long troubled by various issues from politics to air quality, on its inauguration day- ... be something else that differentiates previous Olympic villages from the Beijing incarnation. Contradictory to Beijing's promise when it bid for the Games, of uncensored internet access ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646908/olympic-village-wins-praise-comforts-and-even-bizarre-twists
  6. Director's documentary tribute puts athletes on centre stage

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... did as deputy mayor, but he is the one who helped make the Asian Games in Beijing in 1990 a success, and was the deputy director of Beijing's failed bid in 1993 to host the Olympic Games. His invaluable experience in China's Olympic dream just shows people how tough the road has been for this country in hosting the Games. How many hours of material did you prepare? We had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652539/directors-documentary-tribute-puts-athletes-centre-stage
  7. In Brief

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the gala show, the Legal Daily reports. According to statistics given by the International Olympic Committee and the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games on Saturday, 85 per cent ... that he had returned to his home. When they raided his flat, they found him on the sofa watching the Games. He told police he wanted to watch the Olympics and thought security would be relaxed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649526/brief
  8. Drive to reach top of sports ladder

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Chinese, medals were just as important as a successful hosting of the Games in proving the country's status as a superpower. 'To achieve Olympic glory for the motherland is the sacred ... China's domination of the Olympic medals table came courtesy of a Soviet-style system that demands a large human and financial price, writes Cary Huang The end of the Paralympics, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653597/drive-reach-top-sports-ladder
  9. Nation elated as team breaks medal records

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... in a single day. On a hugely successful day for China, it won eight gold medals, taking the gold tally to 35- three more than at the Athens Olympics- with more than a week to go at the Games ... conference in Beijing yesterday, Cui Dalin, deputy director of the China Olympic team, warned that China would have little advantage in events in the latter half of the Games, so the rate of picking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649535/nation-elated-team-breaks-medal-records
  10. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and Manpower Bureau- is well qualified to talk on the topic. Wardlaw was head coach of the Australian athletic squad at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. A former Olympian himself- he competed ... 'Not taking part in the opening ceremony at an Olympic Games is fairly normal for the athletic squad. You have to remember the track and field programme only starts in the second week,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642465/alvin-sallay

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