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  1. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    IOC has sold soul to the (TV) devil

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan tim.noonan@scmp.com Eliminating wrestling from the 2020 Olympics is a huge mistake, but hardly a surprise as television ratings rule the roost IOC has sold soul to the (TV) devil I love the game of golf and have little interest in wrestling. But we are talking Olympics in summer, not Augusta in April. In a somewhat bewildering move, the International Olympic ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - RIGHT FIELD

    Lack of transparency on mainland at root of Liu Xiang conspiracy theories

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... the strings for 1.3 billion people. While it might be convenient, it's not necessarily the truth. When hurdler Liu Xiang, the surprising 2004 Olympic gold medallist, pulled his Achilles tendon and crashed into the first hurdle during qualifying at the London Olympics, he somehow rose up and hobbled home before kissing the last hurdle. Broadcasters on CCTV were choked with emotion with lead ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Playing into Putin's hands

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan Guardians of next year's Winter Olympics and 2018 World Cup will make billions but at what cost to the common man in Russia? Playing into Putin's hands If you made ... large litmus test for this draconian law and that is the Winter Olympics in Sochi that will bring the world and the world's media to Russia in February. Privately, the International Olympic ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Japan deserves chance to engage

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan Awarding the 2020 Olympic Games to Tokyo was the right decision, despite fears of nuclear contamination in Fukushima Japan deserves chance to engage Standing in front ... it was the much-anticipated week that the IOC announced its host city for the 2020 Olympic Games, much was made of radiation leaks stemming from the earthquake and tsunami that hit Fukushima in March of 2011 and how ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Bigots forced to eat humble pie

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... was searching for his own double at the world championships in Moscow, having won the 10,000 six days earlier. Winning both would give him five world and Olympic titles, a feat never accomplished by a British athlete before. Even if he finished second though, his greatness was irrefutable. At the 2012 London Olympics, he swept gold in both the 5,000 and 10,000 in his hometown and also owns ...

  6. Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Rugby owes huge debt to Nelson Mandela

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 08:58pm by Tim Noonan

    ... of watching sports. Today the rugby World Cup is truly a global event and rugby sevens will be making its debut as an Olympic sport in 2016. And I am not saying that the growth of the sport is largely ...

  7. Sport - Golf - RIGHT FIELD

    Chinese players should be part of the Presidents Cup

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... there are reported to be over 600 courses with many more on the way. So officially or not, the hardware is in place for golf. Now they need the software and with golf coming aboard as an Olympic sport ...

  8. Sport - Tennis - RIGHT FIELD

    Finally, Perry can rest in peace

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... In three weeks, German Chancellor and Fuhrer Adolf Hitler would officially open the Olympic Games in Berlin and while the dashing and personable Von Cramm was one of the most popular and respected ... the results speak for themselves. He won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London and his first grand slam victory at last year's US Open. In both cases, Murray exhibited a maturity ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Learn a lesson from the Lions

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... is the real deal. There is so much going on around the pitch they need to protect each other's backs. It may not be as fluid or entertaining and it won't be played in the 2016 Olympics like ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    We can't resist a train wreck

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... controversy over whether his fibre blades gave him an unfair advantage, Pistorius did the unthinkable and became the first amputee to ever participate in the Summer Olympics in the 400 and the 4X400m ...




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