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  1. 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

    ... 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, died in Georgia on Monday at the age of 90. Coachman, who won her gold medal in the high jump at the 1948 Olympics in London, died at a hospital near her home in Albany, Georgia, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1554944/alice-coachman-first-black-woman-win-olympic-gold-dies-aged-90
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Olympic Games a silver lining for Brazil after World Cup humiliation

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... isn't everything. But they can at least contemplate the possibility of salvaging some national pride when they host South America's first Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552409/olympic-games-silver-lining-brazil-after-world-cup
  3. Sport - Other Sport - SQUASH

    Unified body needed for Olympic status, says Sarah Fitz-Gerald

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:59pm by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Former greats of the game agree the men's and women's federations must be merged into one 'Unified body is needed for Olympic status' Former greats of the game gathered in Hong Kong are urging a unified approach among international squash organisations to strengthen its bid to become an Olympic sport. The sport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1550573/unified-body-needed-olympic-status-says-sarah-fitz-gerald
  4. News - China - SPORT

    Beijing makes final three on shortlist for Winter Olympics in 2022

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

    ... Wu Nan and Associated Press Beijing makes final three for Winter Olympics Beijing is one of three cities still in the troubled race to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Almaty in Kazakhstan ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549262/beijing-makes-final-three-shortlist-winter-olympics-2022
  5. Tokyu Fudosan spearheads transformation towards 2020 Olympic Games

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:10pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan The much-anticipated 2020 Olympic Games are set to showcase Japan's transformation since the country first hosted the international sporting event in 1964. Much like athletes training to earn the Olympic gold, various industry champions are gearing up to develop and redevelop Japan's urban landscape in time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1549634/tokyu-fudosan-spearheads-transformation-towards-2020-olympic-games
  6. Sport - China - BOXING

    Title fight feels just like Olympics, says Zou Shiming

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:38pm by Unus Alladin

    ... Rosa Title fight feels like Olympics, says Zou China's golden boy Zou Shiming says fighting for his first professional title in this month's Champions of Gold in Macau will be like "going back to the Olympics again". The two-time Olympic gold medallist will step it up as he faces experienced Colombian fighter Luis de la Rosa in a 10-round contest with the World Boxing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1549151/title-fight-feels-just-olympics-says-zou-shiming
  7. News - World - OBITUARY

    Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner, prisoner of war, dies at 97

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:10am by AP

    ... an Olympic distance runner and second world war veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. He was 97. ... Zamperini competed in the 5,000-metre run at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He finished eighth but caught attention by running the final lap in 56 seconds. In the second world war, he was a bombardier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546181/louis-zamperini-olympic-distance-runner-prisoner-war-dies-97
  8. Sport - Golf

    Rory McIlroy chooses Ireland over Britain for 2016 Olympics in Rio

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:01am

    ... 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 golf makes its return to the Olympics in Brazil for the first time since 1904. Having played all of his amateur golf under the auspices of the Dublin-based Golfing Union of Ireland, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/golf/article/1535857/rory-mcilroy-chooses-ireland-over-britain-2016-olympics-rio
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1530320/olympic-champion-amy-van-dyken-good-spirits-despite-severed-spine

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