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  1. Innocence is not lost on the kids from Yunnan

    Posted Mar 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Schoolchildren keep the Olympic spirit alive at 'Heroes' event. Peter Simpson reports Scouring the diary for an innocuous Olympic event free of righteous causes, anodyne slogans ... not have consumers to woo like Coca-Cola or Adidas) the Australian company has been teaming up with customers in Africa, South America, Australia and China, to stage '2008 Olympic Games ...

  2. Baseball on long, rocky road to redemption

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Charm offensive in China start of campaign to woo the world, writes Peter Simpson The Major League Baseball razzmatazz machine paraded into Beijing this week to announce its arrival on the mainland - all part of the 'baseball diplomacy' to build bridges and 'internationalise' the popular American sport. It might also help get baseball back on the Olympic roster. ...

  3. Delighted owners to live life in Fast Lane

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Phillip Woo phillip.woo@scmp.com The Fast Lane showed he has acclimatised well with a stunning finish in the Lucky Star Handicap (1,200m) on Wednesday at Sha Tin. The Peter Ho Leung-trained youngster has had three trials and went nicely in his final lead-up heat behind another promising one in Cosmo One 11 days ago up the Sha Tin straight and had shown good progress in his ...

  4. Super Team is slowly finding his rhythm

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phillip Woo phillip.woo@scmp.com The Almond Lee-trained Super Team may have displayed nothing since arriving from New Zealand, but the five-year-old showed he is finding his feet ... Team should find his way into the bottom grade off a mark of 41 where he can earn his stripes. Trainer Peter Ng Bik-kuen is having a stellar campaign by his own standards and new recruit, Horse ...

  5. Fans to get lessons in how to behave

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson China's hot-headed football fans are being sent back to the classroom to learn how to behave during the Olympic tournament. Games organiser Bocog is worried that scenes which marred recent international tournaments on the mainland - including February's East Asian Cup and last year's Women's World Cup - will be repeated during its 'coming ...

  6. It's academic - China will top medals count

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson A British professor has predicted China will end the reign of the US as top dogs at the Beijing Games this summer. The hosts would win 46 gold medals, claimed Sheffield Hallam University professor Simon Shibli, who analysed China's past Olympic performances and recent success on the world stage. 'China has set its stall out to become the number one ...

  7. Sprint champ Greene in shock retirement

    Posted Feb 05th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson US sprinter Maurice Greene yesterday announced he was hanging up his spikes after an illustrious track career to concentrate on coaching and music. The former Olympic and world champion (pictured) said niggling injuries were hampering his training. 'It's a little sad for me but it's happy at the same time because I've had a great career,' ...

  8. Games no panacea

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Staging the Olympic Games is a decision not to be taken lightly. No city leader wakes up one day and says what a wonderful idea it would be; there has to be a good reason ... achieved. For now, if the torch relay is any guide, that would seem to hinge on Beijing not letting its ego get in the way. Pride, as the saying goes, cometh before a fall. Peter Kammerer ...

  9. 100 days to go, but media are still kept in dark

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing A 100 days is a long time in politics and the Olympics, as Beijing and the International Olympic Committee have found to their cost over the past three months. Little wonder, given recent events, instead of viewing the next 100 days until the grand opening as time to apply the finishing touches, Games organisers Bocog, its boss the government, ...

  10. China storm to 1-2-3 marathon finish

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing China had a dream top-three finish as competitors battled cold rain in the women's Good Luck 2008 Beijing marathon test event yesterday. The heavens opened in the parched capital shortly after the early-morning race started in Tiananmen Square. China's huge stable of endurance runners were among the few international showings who splashed through ...




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