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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  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. Olympic voices

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wu Shuang, 26, manager of Chongqing-style hotpot restaurant near the 'Bird's Nest'. As a Chinese citizen, I am happy about the Beijing Olympic Games. The stories of Olympic volunteers in the media moved my heart. I think they should be respected for their selflessness. The year of 2008 should go down in history because the 100-year-old Olympic dream of the Chinese ...

  9. Rough ride for Taiwan in the Olympics race

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Olympic baseball debut. The country has virtually no heritage in the sport and had never beaten Taiwan, an Asian powerhouse in international competition. Taiwan, on the receiving end of the epic ... cannot accept that it faltered against a perennial baseball minnow and long-time political adversary. The humiliating crash-out added insult to an already rough Olympic journey for the island. ...

  10. Net travel agent Ctrip sees revenue growth hamstrung by Olympics

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So Ctrip.com International, the largest mainland online travel agent, expects the Beijing Olympics to slow this quarter's sales growth, forcing it to trim its full-year ... in force during the Games hurt domestic travel, said Ms Leung. 'During the Olympic Games, most leisure travellers are staying at home, watching the games on television,' said Jane Sun ...




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