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  1. Veteran's hopes of fifth Olympics fade

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Veteran Hong Kong cyclist Wong Kam-po looks certain to miss out on his chance to compete in a fifth Olympic Games in a row, after the road race season ... Choi. Wong, 38, scratch-race world champion in 2007, has represented Hong Kong at every Olympic Games since Atlanta in 1996. He qualified in both the road race and points race on the track ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982221/veterans-hopes-fifth-olympics-fade
  2. Games glory improves standing of the party, say analysts

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... of the Beijing Olympics. Opinions are divided over how that success will shape China's future, but analysts agreed the Games had boosted the Communist Party's standing at home. 'The Olympics has demonstrated the success of the system and increased people's trust in the government,' said Hu Xingdou , a professor of economics and China issues at the Beijing University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651352/games-glory-improves-standing-party-say-analysts
  3. Olympic politics and the 'known unknowables'

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... or perhaps more accurately political control- is never off the agenda. However, this week, Jiang Xiaoyu, the vice-president of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, said: 'We absolutely oppose the politicisation of the Olympics, because this does not accord with the Olympic spirit.' There are no prizes for guessing that Mr Jiang was referring to attempts by human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603626/olympic-politics-and-known-unknowables
  4. Olympic supporters and cynics - everyone's a winner

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Rarely has a controversial event elicited quite the level of predictions that came before the Beijing Olympics, and even more rarely have nearly all of them been proved ... to the Olympics to affirm China's position as a world power capable of staging world-class events will not be disappointed. Those who said the state would display ruthless authoritarianism have equal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649915/olympic-supporters-and-cynics-everyones-winner
  5. HK police may use force to protect torch relay, says Olympic official

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The Olympic flame looks set to fire up Hong Kong, with an array of festive activities to mark the torch relay and angry protests over Tibet expected. A member of the Hong Kong Olympic committee said police might have to use force to protect the torch-bearer if any protesters posed a threat. A 100-day countdown to the Beijing Olympics will begin on April 30 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632139/hk-police-may-use-force-protect-torch-relay-says-olympic-official
  6. Olympics to be used as model for World Expo

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai plans to mobilise an army of volunteers to help ensure nothing goes wrong Now more than ever, Shanghai is looking to the Beijing Olympics as the model ... no matter whether promotion, marketing, operations, management or security, the Shanghai World Expo can learn from the Olympics,' said Shanghai World Expo Bureau head Hong Hao . 'The World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654681/olympics-be-used-model-world-expo
  7. My Olympics

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... - like this service because it's meaningful,' she said, adding that she had painted Chinese, Korean and Russian flags, and the Olympic rings on faces and bodies. She said she was only chosen to work as a volunteer for the preparation of the Olympics, and was trying to become more involved by offering painting. 'The Olympics are about cultural exchanges,' she said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649618/my-olympics
  8. My Olympics

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Cantonese language skills to assist reporters from Hong Kong and Macau during the Olympics. 'As a Chinese and a university student, I think I should take part in community service, and the Olympic Games is a big event for this country,' the year-two education student at Beijing's Capital Normal University said in Cantonese. 'University students have a social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649157/my-olympics
  9. Olympics bring out true spirit

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the Olympic Games events, I was shown how absolutely wonderful they can be. All the volunteers at the venues were helpful and smiling, even though people were grumpy towards them. But most of all, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651273/olympics-bring-out-true-spirit
  10. Keeping the Olympic dream alive

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin China's Su Wei is still dreaming of gaining an Olympic place in the men's team for Beijing. He is hoping to run a big race tomorrow and finish, at least, among ... to have any chance of gaining one of three Chinese Olympic places. He is about four minutes slower than the third-ranked male runner on the mainland. But fourth-ranked Su is still holding out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626447/keeping-olympic-dream-alive

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