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  1. Olympics-style blowout rejected for Expo opening

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Frugal-minded Shanghai has ruled out an 'Olympics-grade' opening ceremony for the launch of the World Expo, due to take place two months from today. ... Olympics' ceremony, the Shanghai Morning Post reported yesterday. The move is partly to keep the budget under control but also due to a directive from Yu Zhengsheng, the city's Communist Party ...

  2. Olympic caterer bit off more than it could chew

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the caterer that helped provide food for the Beijing Olympic Games said he could not help rue the collapse of Fu Ji, which at its height was the largest domestic catering services provider ... only successful business in the past year was its Olympics contract in August last year when it earned almost 100 million yuan (HK$113.5 million). Over the past year, workers in some ...

  3. Olympics organisers seek the perfect woman

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Wanted: forty Shanghai women to put their best faces forward for China during the Beijing Olympics. Must be 18 to 24 years old, 1.68 to 1.78 metres tall and meet at least 15 requirements for body type. Olympics organisers are combing 10 of Shanghai's top colleges and universities to find students willing to volunteer to help present medals ...

  4. Olympics helpers not chosen based on beauty, says Shanghai

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai officials have denied that women from the city who will help present medals at the Olympics must meet strict requirements for bodily proportions, after ... 'Relatively good appearance, regular facial features. Figure should be tall and lanky, straight, proportional build.' Olympic organisers are selecting 380 women nationwide. In an unusual ...

  5. Olympics are a chance to showcase mainland

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... All eyes will be on the capital next year when it plays host to the long-awaited Summer Games, writes Anneliese O'Young Since winning the bid to host next year's Olympics ... corporate travellers, with MICE accounting for a significant portion of business. As the Olympics draw nearer, the changes to Beijing can be seen on a daily basis. Ms Lui said she believed ...

  6. Spotlight on 13m disabled as Special Olympics start

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as such. The Special Olympics for people with intellectual disabilities beginning in Shanghai today will bring attention to the issue on a scale previously unseen on the mainland. The government ...

  7. Olympic Briefs

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... the 2008 Games. 'I think this will be a kind of test competition for the Beijing Olympics,' Adrian Stoica, the International Federation of Gymnastics president, said. Olympic champion ... in the Olympics,' the newspaper reported. ...

  8. Despite splash and cash, expo's underwhelming

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... and most expensive in the event's 159-year history. Desperate to repeat- if not beat- the success of the Beijing Olympics two years ago, the local government has preened and polished, ... such people do exist- often describe the fair as the Olympics of architecture. Never having visited any of the previous ones, I can't compare, but so far the analogy doesn't seem to stand ...

  9. Shenzhen's arbitrary evictions grossly unfair

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... before the Summer Universiade, a quasi-Olympics for university students from around the world, begins in August. The local authorities have drawn up a list of people who might be 'acting ...

  10. Fans flock to see Yao Ming in Shanghai

    Posted Jun 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Woo Basketball star Yao Ming swept into his home town of Shanghai this week to a hero's welcome. Fresh from carrying the Olympic torch in Beijing as part of a worldwide relay ahead of the 2004 Athens Olympics, Yao pledged his support for the Special Olympics and showed up at a McDonald's restaurant for one of his many marketing commitments. At a news conference, ...




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