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  1. Jockey Club plans Olympic school in Sichuan

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... into an Olympic school providing sports training for mainland and Hong Kong athletes. The Olympic school, which will accommodate an estimated 4,500 students, will be formed at Dujiangyan Middle School. ... been committed to promoting sports development, and the establishment of the Olympic school can benefit athletes across the country, including those from Hong Kong who can benefit from exchange ...

  2. Runners stride out to honour Olympics

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Despite the unstable weather, more than 4,000 people gathered in Sunny Bay to take part in the 2009 Olympic Day Run. The run is an annual event held in celebration of the founding of the International Olympic Committee in 1894 and is organised by the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC). Although Hong Kong was struck by a tropical ...

  3. Olympics weighs on mainland PC sales

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and attention is distracted by activities surrounding the Beijing Olympic Games, according to analysts. That could mean bad news for Lenovo Group, the world's fourth-largest personal computer supplier and an official Olympic sponsor which already saw sales growth in the quarter to June slip, mainly due to the impact of the Sichuan earthquake in its core mainland market. 'We ...

  4. Golden voices make Olympic music for Sichuan

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen Maybe there is a good reason the Olympic athletes were always singing during their touring visits to cities across China. Twelve of the nation's top medallists, including diving diva Guo Jingjing (right), badminton sensation Lin 'Super Dan' Dan, gold-medal gymnasts Liu Xuan, Li Xiaopeng and Yang Wei, ...

  5. Olympics spending still not inspected, audit chief says

    Posted Feb 20th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing With memories of Beijing's Olympics already fading, the mainland's top auditor admits his office has not yet looked into the spending behind the world's most expensive Games. Liu Jiayi, auditor general of the National Audit Office, said yesterday that audits of Olympics-related projects and the expenditure of the Beijing Olympics ...

  6. In need of a little Olympic spirit

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... has to throw off many nationalist and dyed-in-the-wool communist demons. He also has to restrain the awesome Central Propaganda Department. On the nervous eve of the Olympics, it may seem like ... and 'splittist forces', not to mention the assorted ghosts of Tiananmen Square lurking on every other corner. The Olympic torch was carried through Tibet with the place in virtual lockdown. ...

  7. Brewing the perfect Olympic storm

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim Bryan London If the world media is giving China a hard time over the Olympics, spare a thought for the 2012 organisers, now being roasted- slowly- by the British press. Each day some aspect of the Games gets a gold medal-grade kicking, be it the ever-spiralling costs, allegedly muddled organisation, the changing plans, thinning green credentials, or the diluted post-Olympic ...

  8. Fung shui expert fishing for an angle to Olympic fortunes

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Kong received five Chinese sturgeon, to represent the Olympic rings. And one of the Beijing Games' mascots, Beibei, is a sturgeon. 'The death of the fish is an alarm, warning us to be careful during the Beijing Games,' fung shui master Mak Ling-ling said. 'It symbolises that there may be some small problems during the Olympics, or the equestrian events might not go ...

  9. Wheelchair-bound protector of Olympic torch officially honoured

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Beijing yesterday honoured wheelchair-bound Olympic torch-bearer Jin Jing, who was jostled by pro-Tibet protesters when the torch passed through Paris in March. The Xinhua ... included Chen Xiexia, a weightlifter who won China's first gold medal at the Beijing Olympics, a hero in the Sichuan earthquake and a rocket scientist who helped design the Shenzhou VII ...

  10. City dives at chance to welcome Olympic water sports heroes

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. You could say Hong Kong is diving into the New Year, with the national water sports 'dream team' back in town this week for charity events to benefit the Chinese Athletes Educational Foundation. A star-studded roster of Olympic divers- including superstar Wu Minxia (left) and Guo Jingjing, along ...




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