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  1. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    The fisherman's son who became a golf pro: meet the coach of Hong Kong's Special Olympics golf team

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... generation prove that they, too, can overcome adversity to succeed on the greens. Under his wing are the 20 golfers of the city's Special Olympics team. The squad, funded by the Jockey Club, will compete next month in the Special Olympics Macau Golf International Masters tour. Like their coach, the team hopes to spread their love of golf and prove it is a sport for all. Cheung himself ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457213/fishermans-son-who-became-golf-pro-meet-coach-hong-kongs-special
  2. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Hong Kong's Olympic committee election to be subject to government scrutiny

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Olympic board election under close scrutiny Hong Kong's Olympic committee will come under government scrutiny when it elects its officers next week, ... Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China on Thursday, when 14 officers will be elected. Timothy Fok Tsun-ting will be uncontested when he seeks re-election as president, while nine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454333/hong-kongs-olympic-committee-election-be-subject-government-scrutiny
  3. News - Hong Kong - Sochi Olympics

    Skater Barton Lui had no need for doctor, says Hong Kong Olympics chief

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 05:30pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong’s sole Winter Olympian, Barton Lui Pan-to, had been passed fit by a doctor before he left to take part in the Winter Games in Sochi, said senior Hong Kong Olympic Committee official ... as is the normal practice,” said Pang, secretary-general of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee. “Any athlete who fails the medical test prior to major international games is not allowed to go. He was passed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1426568/winter-olympian-barton-lui-had-no-need-doctor-says-hk-olympic
  4. News - World - SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS

    Farewell, Sochi! Russia closes costliest Olympics

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:33am by AP

    ... Associated Press Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night with a farewell show ... rings and a clump in the center of the stadium. That was a wink to a technical glitch in the Feb. 7 opening ceremony, when one of the five Olympic rings in a wintry opening scene failed to open. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1433938/farewell-sochi-russia-closes-costliest-olympics
  5. News - World - WINTER OLYMPICS

    52 Olympians urge Russia to repeal gay laws

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 01:26pm by GDN

    ... introduced anti-gay laws and criticised the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and multinational sponsors for not doing more to force them to do so. Fifty-two Olympians, with dozens of medals ... propaganda” aimed at under-18s and have led to a wave of homophobic attacks. The signatories to the so-called “principle six” campaign – named after the clause in the Olympic charter that supposedly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1417920/52-olympians-urge-russia-repeal-gay-laws
  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Games

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:48am by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... Hoang Vinh Giang, deputy chairman of Vietnam Olympic Committee, was disappointed by the withdrawal. “It’s very regretted that Vietnam withdraws from hosting the games,” Giang told reporters ... reaction from the Olympic Council of Asia, which organises the event. The OCA website still had Hanoi scheduled as the 2019 host, with a video promoting the event. The OCA will have to quickly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486692/vietnam-pulls-out-hosting-asian-games
  7. News - China - MEDIA

    Tencent channel falls for The Onion's Olympics sex spoof

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 03:57am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Tencent falls for Olympics sex spoof Tencent, Asia's biggest internet company, has fallen for a spoof news report about athletes having huge amounts of sex at the Sochi Winter Olympics. The satirical American website The Onion carried a story entitled: "Olympic village tour: see where the athletes live, train and f--- each other." The video ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1429132/tencent-channel-falls-onions-olympics-sex-spoof
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    India back in Olympics after new officials elected

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 05:04pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sochi Indian Olympic Association ends stand-off with IOC by holding elections and installing world squash chief Narayna Ramachandran as president India has been reinstated to the Olympics in time for the flag to fly at the Sochi Winter Games. The International Olympic Committee announced the decision on Tuesday, saying it was the first time in history ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1425996/india-back-olympics-after-new-officials-elected
  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Jews in Sochi, Russia remember 1972 attack at Munich Summer Olympics

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 12:32am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in Sochi Israeli athletes murdered by terrorists at 1972 Summer Olympics remembered Jews recall Munich killings at Sochi Games They gathered in sorrow and celebration, Jews saying a prayer for the 11 Israeli athletes killed by terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics, Jews rejoicing that they could raise prayerful voices in Russia, once the land of the pogrom. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1425315/jews-sochi-russia-remember-1972-attack-munich-summer-olympics
  10. News - China - OLYMPICS

    Northern city of Zhangjiakou dreams of hosting 2022 Winter Olympic Games

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by WU NAN

    ... Olympic dream Zhangjiakou has the grim complexion of many small Chinese cities. Grey cement complexes loom over crowded shopping malls while its narrow streets teem with German and Japanese cars. ... The former military base hopes to join Beijing in hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022. The bid is part of Beijing's greater quest to foster economic development in the city in Hebei province. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1424290/northern-city-zhangjiakou-dreams-hosting-2022-winter-olympic-games

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