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  1. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Wrestling pins its Games hopes on reforms

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris IOC board could save the ancient sport from being dropped from the 2020 Olympics Wrestling pins its Games hopes on reforms The widespread reforms introduced ... of the International Olympic Committee in February to drop the sport from the 2020 Games. Lalovic, 55, said wrestling had resurfaced after a terrible period. "When you sink, it is only when you hit ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Singapore’s Ng poised to challenge for IOC

    Posted May 15th 2013, 04:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Ng Ser Miang looked set to challenge to become the new president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday, with officials saying an announcement was imminent. Ng, a vice-president of the world body and of Singapore’s National Olympic Council, will reveal his intentions in Paris on Thursday after holding talks with Jacques Rogge, ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Athletes stripped of medals for doping at 2004 Olympic Games

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lausanne Athens medallists pay price for doping Four medallists from the 2004 Olympic Games have been officially stripped of their medals by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IOC took the decision after new analysis of their dope tests taken at the Athens Games revealed traces of steroids. Ukraine's Yuri Belonog was stripped of his ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong eye place in 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Sevens has been included in the 2014 Youth Games with entry based on Moscow results Olympic spot on the cards for HK... via Nanjing Asian champions Hong Kong are in with a realistic chance of making an Olympic appearance in rugby sevens two years before the sport makes its first appearance at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, after ...

  5. Equestrian ticket sales 'not bad'

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... 18,000 at the Olympic Games. The competition will run for five days, beginning on Sunday. There are 23,400 tickets for sale, with a further 21,600 tickets to be distributed to local schools ... discipline in the Paralympics, Mr Lam said: 'A lot of spectators have an idea about what dressage is like after the Olympic Games. 'Most people buying tickets and coming to the venue ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Paralympians have place in Olympic family

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Letters

    ... Paul Letters Paul Letters calls for the two Games to be combined after the successes of London In the Olympic family, a place for Paralympians The Paralympic Games have come of age ... movement has come a long way since 1968, when the Olympic Games' hosts, Mexico City, refused to hold the Paralympic Games. The Paralympics were held in separate locations from the Olympics ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Todd eyes sixth Olympics

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Melanie Ho Double Olympic gold medallist Mark Todd has come out of retirement in a bid to compete on the New Zealand eventing team at the Olympic event in Hong Kong. Having retired after the 2000 Sydney Games, Todd (pictured), who won gold medals in 1984 and 1988, is hoping to reach his sixth Olympics. 'I'm looking at this as a challenge, as a bit of fun and I'm ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - OLYMPIC SAILING

    Compromise in the air for return of windsurfing to Olympics

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com World governing body softens its stance, raising hopes windsurfing will be retained for Rio Games alongside kiteboarding Glimmer of hope for ousted sailors A compromise could mean kiteboarding and the sport it replaced, windsurfing, will both appear at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a leading Hong Kong sailing official said. Hong Kong ...

  10. 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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