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  1. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    One unlucky sport set to be axed from Olympics

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Squash and karate among favourites to be introduced to Games at another's expense Olympics axe awaits one unlucky sport One sport federation will not be happy today as the executive board of the International Olympic Committee is set to vote to have a sport removed from the 2020 Summer Games. The executive board will then vote at a later date on what ...

  2. Sport - China - BADMINTON

    Olympic axing rumours leave shuttlers unruffled

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Shenzhen kinwa.chan@scmp.com Ace shuttlers dismiss speculation the sport is to be dropped from 2020 Games programme Olympic axing rumours leave players unruffled Players in the World Super Series finals in Shenzhen appeared unfazed by speculation badminton is facing the axe from the 2020 Olympic Games programme. London Olympic women's singles champion Li Xuerui ...

  3. Sport - China - BADMINTON

    Olympic title just the first step for Li

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by CHAN KINWA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Young Chinese star has ambitions of adding to the success she enjoyed at the London Games Olympic title is just the first step for Li For many athletes, winning an Olympic gold medal may be the mountain climbed, but Chinese badminton star Li Xuerui believes she is still in the foothills. The 21-year-old left no one in any doubt who is the best ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - BADMINTON

    Women's badminton pair Zhao and Tian win doubles at Hong Kong Open, prove Olympic success no fluke

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 01:38am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Women's pair Zhao Yunlei and Tian Qing prove a point over Olympic rivals in final of Hong Kong Open as China make it a clean sweep Olympic Games ... and Tian, who won 22-20, 14-21, 21-17. The victory was an important one because many felt their Olympic gold medal wasn't fully deserved. Reigning world champions Yu and Wang were the top seeds ...

  5. Fit-again Wang Yihan sets sights on London Olympics

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com A fit-again Wang Yihan has set her sights firmly on next summer's Olympic Games after regaining her place as one of the world's top players. The 23-year-old from Shanghai climbed back to the world's top ranking in August after winning the women's singles world title in London- a test event for the 2012 Olympics. And with three Super ...

  6. Cheng enjoys hectic Olympic pace

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen TVB's Olympic presenter Carol Cheng Yu-ling says anchoring a sports programme for the Games was an 'absolutely fantastic' experience. The former actress, better ... during the live show. To prepare for interviews she read Olympian, a newspaper circulated in the media village, as part of her daily routine. 'The Olympic Games coverage was live so anything ...

  7. Zhang in doubt for Olympic defence

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing The chances of Zhang Ning defending her Olympic singles title are 'up in the air', according to China's national team coach. The remarks came after Li ... months and her training regime has been disrupted in the crucial stages of her attempt to earn an Olympic berth. 'Everyone except Zhang has come a long way in the national team's latest ...

  8. Yip chases points for Olympic spot

    Posted Aug 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Beijing Olympic Games next year and needs all the points she can get.' Yip, who turned 20 last week and ranks just outside the top 10, will take on little-known Trupti Murgunde, of Indonesia, ... points for the Olympics,' said coach Chan. Yip also reached the third round at the 2005 world championships, but was eliminated by world number one Zhang Ning, of China. Hong Kong's ...

  9. Weary 'Super Dan' admits he is doubtful for Hong Kong Open

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Olympic champion Lin Dan remains coy on whether he will contest this week's Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open Super Series after his withdrawal from last week's China Open ... will qualify for the US$500,000 finals, but Lin ranks only 13th in the Super Series. However, he did not hide his ambition of making it to the 2012 London Olympic Games. 'I will be very happy ...

  10. Tokyo tournament a step on road to Olympics for Zhou

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Zhou Mi will take a step closer to the Olympics when she starts in the main-draw of a super series tournament for the first time at the Japan Open today. In less than five months since representing Hong Kong, Zhou has improved her world ranking from outside the top 100 to 34. As a result, the 28-year-old does not have to play in the qualifiers of top-tier events. ...




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