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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Nigeria quits youth Olympics in China amid Ebola-linked sporting bans

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by AFP, Reuters

    ... of all those participating”, the IOC and Chinese organisers said. Athletes from the Ebola-affected region of Africa would be excluded from combat sports and aquatic events at the Youth Olympic ... Agencies in Nanjing Restrictions placed on athletes from Ebola zone Nigeria has withdrawn from the Youth Olympics in the Chinese city of Nanjing, state media reported Saturday, as four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574522/youth-olympic-games-nanjing-bans-some-athletes-ebola-zone
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - SQUASH

    Squash officials refuse to give up on their Olympic dream

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 10:08pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... moves to add flexibility to the sports programme for the Tokyo Games. "We have not given up hope. In fact, we have our fingers crossed squash will still be played at the 2020 Olympics now ... its bid to become an Olympic sport at last September's IOC general assembly in Buenos Aires when members voted to reinstate wrestling, which received a majority of 49 votes, followed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1581849/squash-officials-refuse-give-their-olympic-dream
  3. Sport - Rugby - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Australia’s women and French men claim first ever rugby golds at Youth Olympics

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 02:46pm

    ... Reuters in Nanjing Dominique du Toit scores hat-trick for Aussies as sport makes its debut Unbeaten Australia claimed women’s rugby sevens gold in the sport’s debut at the Youth Olympic ... makes its debut at the regular Olympics at the 2016 Rio Games. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1577678/australias-women-and-french-men-claim-first-ever-rugby-golds-youth
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Two more silver medals for Hong Kong athletes at Youth Olympics

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:56pm by Kevin Kung

    ... athletes Hong Kong came agonisingly close to winning a first ever Youth Olympics gold medal yesterday with fencer Ryan Choi Chun-yin and swimmer Siobhan Haughey showing they have big futures in their sports. Both athletes had to settle for silver medals but Hong Kong have another chance of striking gold this morning when women's top seed Doo Hoi-kem contests the table tennis final. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1577162/more-silver-delight-hong-kong-athletes
  5. Magazines - 48hrs

    Video games as a global spectator sport

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by ALAN YU

    ... Alan Yu There is a new breed of professional armchair athlete. Make some room for the e-sport heroes Action stations An Olympic event it isn't (yet) but professional video game playing, or e-sport, is fast becoming a global spectator sport. According to a recent report from research company IHS, the number of e-sport viewing hours nearly doubled, from 1.3 billion in 2012 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1577536/video-games-global-spectator-sport
  6. Sport - China - SWIMMING

    Olympic star Ye Shiwen heads to university

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 10:20am

    ... Associated Press Swimmer to combine training with law study at Tsinghua University China’s two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ye Shiwen has a new title: College freshman. The 2012 ... record in the 400 IM and an Olympic record in the 200 IM at London 2012, although she did not win a medal in any event at last year’s world championships in Barcelona. Numerous Chinese champion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1581385/olympic-star-ye-shiwen-heads-university
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Teen swimming star bags first medal for Hong Kong at Youth Olympics

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 10:37pm by Kevin Kung

    ... matches. While most of the Hong Kong delegation were enjoying the opening ceremony at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Saturday night, Doo, the top seed and favourite in the event, stayed ... Haughey struck silver in the pool on Sunday night to secure Hong Kong's first medal of the Nanjing Youth Olympics. The 16-year-old swimming prodigy clocked two minutes 13.21 seconds to finish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1575611/teen-swimming-star-has-first-medal-hong-kong-youth-olympics
  8. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Preparations for Rio Olympics going much better, says IOC's John Coates

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:43pm by Reuters

    ... Olympic chief John Coates, who in April branded preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the worst ever, said the prognosis was now "much, much better". Speaking at an event to mark two years until the start of the Rio Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president said Brazil's successful hosting of the soccer World Cup in June and July had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1567176/preparations-rio-olympics-going-much-better-says-iocs-john-coates
  9. News - Asia - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Japanese athletes warned to keep a low profile at China Youth Olympics

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese athletes told to keep low profile in Nanjing Japanese athletes at this month's Youth Olympics in Nanjing have been warned not to wear ... the city. "We think it's better for the athletes to feel the atmosphere in the city from their own perspective," Fujiwara said. Japanese sports teams and the country's national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1571644/japanese-athletes-told-keep-low-profile-youth-olympics-china

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