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  1. Sport

    Golden greats

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Golden greats China's athletes have excelled themselves at the 2012 London Olympics, netting 38 gold medals in sports from badminton, table tennis, swimming, diving and shooting to gymnastics, weightlifting, boxing and sailing. Although the tally was short of the haul of 51 golds at the 2008 Beijing Games, the scale of their endeavour and achievements cannot be denied. Here we ...

  2. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Sochi Games brings back memories, but let's move on

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by George Chen

    ... brings back memories, but let's move on My first trip to the United States in early 2008- with the Beijing Olympic Games just months away- gave me a street-level glimpse of China's ... be kidding. Lenovo? What is that? While watching the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on television, my memories about the Beijing Olympics began flooding back. There were plenty ...

  3. Sport - China - BOXING

    China’s two-time Olympic champion Zou turns pro

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 03:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Two-time Olympic champion and three-time world amateur champion Zou Shiming is becoming a professional boxer, with US promoter Bob Arum announcing ... as a professional.” The 31-year-old fighter won Olympic light flyweight gold at the 2008 Beijing and last year London Olympics after taking a bronze in Athens in 2004. He won world amateur crowns in 2005, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's Olympic stakes go beyond its medal count

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says despite China's success in the Olympic medal standings, wider acceptance as an equal won't come overnight Long haul Inevitably, the London Olympics, in particular the opening and closing ceremonies, are being compared to the Games staged in Beijing four years ago, when China dazzled the world. The Beijing Olympics were seen as China's ...

  5. News - China - SPORT

    China's team praised as London Olympics close

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Chan Kin Wa

    ... tribute as 'best ever' Olympics close The curtain came down on the London Olympics last night, with both China and Britain hailing the 30th summer Games the "best ever"- ... Olympic result outside China and our athletes have also set six world records," said Liu. "We have maintained our advantages in traditional strongholds, while also making breakthroughs ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China stifles Olympic athletes' own drive for success

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani says China proves nothing by drilling its athletes to win Olympic gold; victory will mean more if it's achieved through their own drive Fire within Sports don't interest me at all, but I made it a point to watch the agonising end, yet again, to Liu Xiang's quest for Olympic gold. Dare I discuss why I think the talented athlete couldn't deliver ...

  7. Sport - China - OLYMPICS

    China reflects after London Olympics, sees tough road to Rio

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and stunned by the second successive Olympic failure of Liu Xiang. China has long regarded Olympic success as going hand in hand with economic clout and global influence, and delegation chief Liu Peng ... swimmers Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen at London. Sun, 20, became China's first male Olympic swimming champion after winning the 400 metres freestyle, then obliterated his own world record to win ...

  8. Business - Economy - RESOURCES

    BHP Olympic Dam decision shows boom is over-- Minister

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 09:17am

    ... It has got tougher in the last six to twelve months.” Ferguson’s comments came after BHP announced on Wednesday it would halt the planned US$20 billion Olympic Dam copper expansion in South ... crisis without sliding into recession. BHP said it had shelved the Olympic Dam expansion as it reported a 35 per cent slide in second-half profit, the biggest sign of the pain inflicted ...

  9. Business - Companies

    BHP Billiton profits slump by more than one third, Olympic Dam expansion review

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 01:50pm

    ... Top global miner BHP Billiton shelved its planned US$20 billion Olympic Dam copper expansion on Wednesday as it reported a 35 per cent slide in second-half profit in the biggest sign ... weakest pace in a decade. BHP CEO Marius Kloppers said the company needed to take a fresh look at the massive Olympic Dam expansion, which had been due for a final decision in December, in light ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Tickets to see China's Olympic heroes in HK to go on sale

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Golden chance to see China's Olympic heroes in action Tickets to see some of the Chinese athletes who scored gold in the Olympics perform in Hong Kong will go on sale tomorrow. The announcement came ahead of the return of Hong Kong's Olympic team today. The government said their efforts would be celebrated tomorrow but gave no details, except ...




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