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  1. Host cities to be audited for food safety systems

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing plans to conduct an audit in October of the food safety systems being used in other cities hosting events for the Olympic Games, to make sure they are up to scratch. 'We ... system - including supervision, technology inspection and testing by food producers - to monitor food safety and had drafted a special food safety standard for the Olympics. But she did ...

  2. Operation Yao Ming

    Posted Mar 26th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan Operation Yao Ming: The Chinese Sports Empire, American Big Business, and the Making of an NBA Superstar by Brooke Larmer Gotham Books, $203 China's towering Yao Ming may ... by the authorities to marry, with the aim of producing an outstanding athlete and bringing glory to the mainland. In Operation Yao Ming, Larmer painstakingly recounts how Yao was, in effect, created. His ...

  3. Handicap system agreed for interport

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... mid-January, with the final selection of runners to be made in early February. The operation of Macau Jockey Club windows as betting agents for the Hong Kong Jockey Club was not discussed at yesterday's meeting, though tentatively set to begin the same day. However, a number of technical details, including cut-off times for bets and the integrity of the systems used, have yet to be agreed ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Taking an age to get to grips with the handicapping system

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Taking an age to get to grips with handicapping system Dear handicapping department. That's right, it's the handicappers' turn again on behalf of all those who can't quite get to grips with the quirks of the five-pound weight-for-age allowance for Northern Hemisphere three-year-olds for the first half of the year and which ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's state sport system has to change

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... Lijia Zhang says, however, it's no excuse for bias shown to China's Olympians Bad press aside, Chinese see need to revamp sport system If you take a quick look at the popular ... regard super performers like Ye as "cheats" or the product of the ruthless state-sports model copied from the Soviet Union. Under such a system, the government invests huge amounts ...

  6. Officials cling to review system

    Posted Jan 20th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Elite vote process sound, insists government The controversial review system to assess sports will remain in place despite widespread calls from the sporting community ... Institute falls - insisted the review system - which involves a complicated scoring system - was only put in place after consultation with the sports community. 'The mechanism is generally ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... and considered the holy grail of ultrarunning by many, uses a lottery system to select its 400 participants annually – from a pool of runners who’ve met reasonably quick qualifying times in other events. ...

  8. Pool operators deny they are in over their heads

    Posted Feb 24th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing Operators of the iconic Water Cube National Aquatics Centre in Beijing yesterday defended their running of the venue following claims the on-going Olympic Diving ... understanding and objective about our operation,' Li Rong, the media operations manager of the arena, which will host the Olympic diving, swimming and synchronised swimming events in August. Li ...

  9. China backs 21-point system

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa China are supporting a proposed new rally point scoring system even though a number of countries have expressed their concern over the plan, which is expected to be ratified by the International Badminton Federation (IBF) in May. The proposed system involves a best-of-three-game format, with each set going to 21 points and points won regardless of who is on serve. The proposals ...

  10. Points system to decide Olympic wild cards

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa A scoring table will be used to decide the two wild-card entries for Hong Kong if no athlete is able to reach the qualifying standard for the Olympic Games in Beijing this summer. Top sprinter Tang Yik-chun, who came fourth in the 200 metres a ...




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