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  1. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Nanjing should think twice before bidding for Asian Games

    Posted May 31st 2014, 02:37am by Daniel Ren

    ... spirit and show off its cultural heritage. The city is preparing to stage the Youth Olympic Games in August. City officials stress that budgets for such events are tightly controlled. Fewer than ... Daniel Ren Nanjing expressed an interest in holding the 2019 event after Vietnam pulled out, but would the billions be money well spent? Asian Games host never comes in first When Nanjing ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Olympic champion Amy Van Dyken in good spirits despite severed spine

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters American, who won six golds at the 1996 Atlanta Games, posted social media photos of herself smiling in hospital Van Dyken in good spirits despite severed spine Olympic champion ... to have been taken down. The 41-year-old Van Dyken is one of the most decorated Olympic swimmers of all time, winning a total of six gold medals at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta and the 2000 ...

  3. News - World

    Rio's Guanabara Bay won't be clean enough for 2016 Olympics, says mayor

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:56am by Bloomberg

    ... Olympic sailing competition, breaking a promise made when the city won the hosting rights in 2009. "I am sorry that we didn't use the games to get Guanabara Bay completely clean, but that wasn't for the Olympic Games- that was for us," Paes said. "That was something that we could not accomplish that was in the bid book." Paes said the sailing competition would ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong

    Event gives Andy Leung taste of what lies ahead in Asian Games

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:38pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Olympic Games, remains in fourth place with 16 penalty points, a distant 10 behind leader Cho Won-woo of South Korea. Another Korean, Lee Byung-gun, is in second place with 14, while Leung's ... Leung Ho-tsun has received a rude reminder of the mammoth task awaiting him at the Asian Games as he struggles at the continental sailing championships in Incheon. The Incheon course is the same ...

  5. Sport - Golf

    Rory McIlroy chooses Ireland over Britain for 2016 Olympics in Rio

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:01am

    ... to play this great game now doesn’t mean I should change [teams],” McIlroy said. “So I’m very happy with my decision. It means I can look forward to the Olympics in a couple of years’ time – you ... on Wednesday that he will play for Ireland and not Britain at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 25-year-old, who is from Northern Ireland, was eligible to play for either Ireland or Team GB when ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - ASIAN GAMES

    We'll fight for our athletes' eligibility at Asian Games, vow HK Olympic chiefs

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 10:34pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... athletes' eligibility' Hong Kong athletes will need to have an SAR passport if they wish to take part at the Incheon Asian Games in September with the Olympic Council of Asia set to follow ... Games," said Pang, secretary-general of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee, yesterday. Yes, we will miss some players, but I believe we have the depth to replace them Dai Rees, HKRFU "We think ...

  7. News - China - OLYMPICS

    Northern city of Zhangjiakou dreams of hosting 2022 Winter Olympic Games

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by WU NAN

    ... of Lillehammer hosted the 1994 games. Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, staged the 2011 Asian Winter Games, seen as good preparation for hosting a Winter Olympics. "Who knows?" Zhang ... Olympic Games has proved the capability of the city and increases the attractiveness of China," he says. "Let's see how Beijing and Zhangjiakou can play with their ambition." ...


    Immigration red tape thwarts HK skier's Olympic dream and points to eligibility headache ahead of Asian Games

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 10:54pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Immigration red tape thwarts HK skier's Olympic dream and points to eligibility headache ahead of the Asian Games Passport debacle must be solved ... dispensation from the International Olympic Committee. And the rest, as they say, is history. Wilson, the city's top 100 metres freestyler, not only went to the Athens Games, she also took part ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Spirit of sport, not politics, must come first at Sochi Olympic Games

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:23am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial In Sochi, sport must come first The Olympic Games are about sport and friendship, but their high profile inevitably means that politics creeps in. Any host country becomes an international focus for scrutiny and pressure. Russia's staging of the Winter Olympics at Sochi has meant more than the usual amount of attention, though; President Vladimir Putin has invested so ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong

    Promising youngster Mui Ching-yeung likely to miss out on Incheon Games

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 10:10pm by Richard Castka

    ... of travelling," he said. The men's 4x100 metre relay team, who qualified for the 2012 London Olympic Games with the best Asian result, will be Hong Kong's major medal hope, while up-and-coming ... Ching-yeung's ambition to compete in the 110m hurdles at the Asian Games looks like it will have to be fulfilled in 2019 at the earliest despite his domestic dominance of high hurdling, which included ...




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