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  1. Hong Kong strikes gold in Shanghai

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Local athletes excel at the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games The HKSAR squad brought 67 gold, 50 silver and 37 bronze medals back from the 2007 Special Olympics World ... and table tennis. Fay Ho Kim-fai, national director of Hong Kong Special Olympics team said: 'We are very happy with the great results achieved. We sent a strong team to Shanghai. ...

  2. Inside the 2012 London Olympic Games

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Inside the 2012 London Olympic Games by Marc Jenner Amazon Digital Services (e-book) This book wouldn't deserve even a bronze medal if it were an Olympic contender. ... others thought it resembled the swastika, and Iran threatened to boycott the Olympics because of complaints that it spelled out the word 'Zion'. Readers will also learn that the gold ...

  3. Look out for our Olympics page and website

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I'm proud and excited that the Olympics will be held in our capital, Beijing, next year. The Olympics is a worldwide and respected event. Hosting the Olympics is a splendid chance ... Maggie. I, too, am excited about next year's Olympics- we've been looking forward to it for so long that it's hard to believe the event is now so close. The Olympics page, which we ...

  4. High hopes and confidence as countdown to Olympics begins

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao and Stephen Chen With the Olympics just a year away, Beijing seems confident it can match the success of previous opening ceremonies and the Games themselves from next August 8. The high hopes are based on not only the Olympic tradition of success, but also the authorities' increased confidence in their ability to manipulate everything involved, including ...

  5. Voice of the Games doesn't sound sweet to English ears

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Anglo-French Olympic rivalry affected these Games long before the opening ceremony, however. London and Paris were joint favourites to win the bid to host the 2012 Games, and according to International Olympic Committee rules, all bidding cities had to refrain from criticism of their competitors. Outwardly, London and Paris were the epitome of good conduct ahead of the July 2005 announcement. ...


    Let's hope the youngwill be inspired by these golden Games

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... for fear of offending the hosts, past and present. The late Olympic chief Juan Antonio Samaranch fell into hot water for using the "best ever/greatest" accolades too many times, as he ... tweeting nationalists. Rogge has been wary of being seen to compare the summer and winter Olympics on his watch, rightly summing up each for their individualism and slipping in the bad bits between ...


    Sebastian Coe's next prize could well be IOC's top job

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by PETER SIM

    ... be the IOC's top job Legend has it that the London 2012 Olympic bid came about over a morning cup of coffee in the canteen of the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland some nine years ago. ... to be chosen to stage the 30th Olympic Games, so why bother to risk humiliation with a bid that was bound to lose? But the diminutive Jowell was reluctant to so easily sign off the document that would ...

  8. Young Uruguayan squad set their sights on qualifying for Rio Olympics in 2016

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung and Mathew Scott Uruguay captain German Albanell set his sights on Olympic qualification after a strong finish to the qualifying tournament, overrunning debutants Guyana 31-0 ... a consistently strong one and our ultimate goal is to qualify for the 2015 rugby World Cup [15s] and the Rio Olympics in 2016,' said the accountancy student from ORT Uruguay. Coach Luis Pedro Achard ...

  9. Class warfare could help GB podium more

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Peter Simpson Britain finally arrived at its own Olympics on Thursday, winning a clutch of golds and silvers to propel them into the medal table top five. Team GB men's cycling ... two more medals than it did at the same stage during the Beijing Olympics. But just as the number crunchers in Team GB and the rest of Britain rubbed their hands in glee at the prospect ...

  10. Olympic evolution

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... With the Olympics only nine days away, athletes from around the world are arriving in London to take part in over 300 events. But not all these events have stood the test of time since the birth of the modern Games. Source: IOC ...




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