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  1. Sport - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1424192/immigration-red-tape-thwarts-hk-skiers-olympic-dream-and-points-eligibility
  2. News - China - SPORT

    Beijing makes final three on shortlist for Winter Olympics in 2022

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:15am by WU NAN, AP

    ... for the city's bid for the winter games. The International Olympic Committee approved the three remaining contenders as official candidate cities, rather than cut the field any further. The cities must ... the population opposes the bid. Officials from the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Bid committee said they would host the games economically. "We will try our best to take advantage of the stadiums ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549262/beijing-makes-final-three-shortlist-winter-olympics-2022
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1420232/spirit-sport-not-politics-must-come-first-sochi-olympic
  4. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    IOC wants reassurances on Russia anti-gay law

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 02:20pm by Associated Press in Moscow

    ... and it wouldn’t be fair to deny them the chance to compete at the games. Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko insisted Thursday that Olympic athletes would have to respect the laws of the country during ... the Olympic Games,” Mutko said. “All sensible people understand that sports demand independence, that it is inadmissible that politics intervene.” On Thursday, Mutko did make it clear that the private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1295776/ioc-wants-reassurances-russia-anti-gay-law
  5. Sport - Other Sport - OBITUARY: Athletics

    Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold, dies aged 90

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:30pm by Reuters

    ... to Albany State University. "Alice literally set the bar with her accomplishments at the 1948 Games, but Olympic champion is only part of the incredible legacy she leaves behind," United ... barefoot on dirt roads First black woman to win Olympic gold dies Track and field star Alice Coachman, who overcame segregation to become the first black woman to win a gold medal in the Olympics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1554944/alice-coachman-first-black-woman-win-olympic-gold-dies-aged-90
  6. Beijing office rents up despite fresh supply

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... loan conditions, and delays caused by the diversion of resources to deal with construction for the Olympic Games combined to put some checks on the growth in supply, the agents said. ... than expected supply as a result of construction delays related to preparations for the Beijing Olympic Games. According to international property agency Vigers, average rentals were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647056/beijing-office-rents-despite-fresh-supply
  7. Sport - OLYMPICS

    Olympic Games chief Thomas Bach hints at way for athletes to play politics in Sochi

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:50am by AFP

    ... could make political statements if they so wished at press conferences during the forthcoming Sochi Winter Olympic Games but not during the events themselves. The run-up to the first Winter ... not say anything against it.” However, Bach said that as was usual with all Olympic Games, the concerns and dramas before it started would dissipate once the event got under way. If in a press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1415570/olympic-games-chief-thomas-bach-hints-way-athletes-play-politics-sochi
  8. Sport - Rugby

    Sevens squads step out on long road to Rio

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 08:29pm by Jamie Hood

    ... points across those four games – it could well come down to another tense cup match with Japan next weekend. As this year’s series also represents moving another step closer towards the Olympic ... – and with the added objective of preparing for the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea at the end of September – this year’s series is hugely important for both our men’s and women’s teams. With this in mind, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1573680/sevens-squads-step-out-long-road-rio
  9. Sport - China - OLYMPICS

    China confident Sochi Olympic Games security will be adequate

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 01:21pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China confident Sochi Games security will be adequate China is confident that Russia will be able to guarantee security at next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, ... of the Sochi Winter Olympics. I believe these games will be successful with this tight security,” Cheng said. “China has been in close touch and has coordinated with Russia about this.” Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1410233/china-confident-sochi-olympic-games-security-will-be-adequate
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1034342/paralympians-have-place-olympic-family

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