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  1. Winners and losers among venues

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou Toting backpacks and wielding cameras, visitors to the Olympic Green won't let the heat of a summer afternoon in Beijing keep them from seeing China's two most ... the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies and most of the athletics events, rang up 260 million yuan (HK$295.4 million) between October and May, and the Water Cube, the swimming venue, racked up 104 ...

  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 ... record. 'It has not just worked for the Beijing Olympics, but has also organised opening ceremonies for other similar sports events,' Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Carrie Yau ...

  3. 1b yuan Olympics profit excludes venues' construction cost

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The mainland says it made an operating profit of 1 billion yuan (HK$1.13 billion) hosting the Beijing Olympics- but the figure excludes the construction cost for the venues, ... on the scale of spending since Beijing won the bid in 2001. The report said the organising committee for the Beijing Olympics (Bocog) had made 20.5 billion yuan in revenue by March 15 this year, 800 ...

  4. Liu mania to rock Tseung Kwan O

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... to comfortably claim gold at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground. The wait is finally over for thousands of fans as the former Olympic and world record-holder- one of China's most successful athletes- takes ... chaos ahead with security beefed up as more than 100 reporters likely to descend on the Athens Olympic hero. 'We expect a lot of media tomorrow. It's going to be busy,' admitted ...

  5. Finalists seek place among world elite

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa China's Jiang Yanjiao and Wang Yihan will not only be competing for the title when they meet in the women's singles final of the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open today, but also to consolidate their push to the international pinnacle of the sport. Following the retirement of double Olympic champion Zhang Ning and two-time world champion Xie Xingfang, both Jiang, ...

  6. With a new identity come new questions

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and few clouds, one can see the Ling Long Pagoda, flashing proudly in an array of rainbow colours. The 160-metre broadcast tower is the only building in the Olympic Park that is tall enough ... 'The Olympic venues extended the city's important central axis to the north,' said Niu Yantao, an official guide at the Bell Tower. For Beijing, last year's Olympic Games ...

  7. Top roles reversed for Games torch relay

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Local sports stars Lee Lai-shan and Wong Kam-po will reverse their roles when they take part in the East Asian Games torch relay in two weeks' time. In the Olympic relay in May ... part in the Olympic relay and will retire after the East Asian Games and the Asian Championships in December, will be the second torch-bearer. The three were among 65 torch-bearers named ...

  8. Kim edges Olympic champion Liao

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... South Korea's Kim Kwang-hoon upset the form books by taking gold in the men's 77kg gold ahead of Beijing Olympic champion Liao Hui of China at Lai Chi Kok Park Sports Centre last night. Kim, who finished fourth behind Liao at the Beijing Games in the same category last year, was trailing the star lifter after the snatch with a 153kg lift but came good in the clean ...

  9. Olympic decision will help China make a mark

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay China's 'godfather' of golf, Zhang Lianwei, has forecast a boom in public courses on the mainland - now the sport has been included in the Olympics. Zhang believes the central government is ready to chip in on the game's development after the International Olympic Committee admitted golf and rugby sevens as new sports for the 2016 Olympics ...

  10. Wong's Olympics dream dashed ahead of today's individual road race

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Wong Kam-po's Olympic ambitions suffered a big jolt yesterday as he prepared for today's individual road race at Science Park. The 36-year-old had committed himself through to the 2012 Olympics in London after a disappointing performance in Beijing last year. However, the International Olympic Committee put a spoke in his plans by dropping the men's- ...




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