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  1. President extols Olympians, urging greater glory in 2008

    Posted Sep 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The entire Politburo Standing Committee attended the ceremony to celebrate China's best result at the Olympics since it first took part in 1984. Mr Hu praised the team for boosting ... of the Beijing Olympic organising committee to draw lessons from Athens. China scooped 32 gold, 17 silver and 14 bronze medals in Athens last month. Politburo Standing Committee members Zeng Qinghong ...

  2. The International Olympic Committee

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen. For news on the Beijing Games preparations go to http://en.beijing2008.cn/ The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is the top Olympic organisation. All major ... are the big wigs of the Olympic Games. There are many sub-committees within the IOC. They all have their part to play in getting the Olympics up and running every four years. The IOC's tight ...

  3. Soccer head stands trial for bribery of HK$1.8m

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the head of the referees committee also went on trial yesterday. Nan and Xie, both former vice-chairmen of CFA, are the highest-ranking officials implicated in a sweeping national crackdown ... their rival, Shanghai Shenhua, get the league title. Former head of the CFA's referees committee Li Dongsheng faces charges of taking bribes of more than 790,000 yuan and of embezzling 60,000 ...

  4. 137,000km Olympic torch epic planned

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... will be a relay that covers the longest distance, is most inclusive and involves the most people in modern Olympic history,' he said. The route was unveiled by Politburo Standing Committee member Luo Gan and International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge after the IOC's executive board approved it yesterday. The flame will be lit in Athens and the relay will start in Beijing ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    USA ready to get back into the bidding wars

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... The Americans, back on top of the Olympic medal standings, are keen to host the Games again, in order to get home-ground advantage - which 2012 hosts Britain have proved can be a huge ... to taste that feeling again. The last time the US hosted a summer Olympics was in 1996, Atlanta. The head of the US Olympic Committee, Larry Probst, said: "We think the games needs to come ...

  6. Velappan stands by Beijing blast

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... A spokeswoman for the Asian Cup's local organising committee said that local fans were not booing the AFC and FIFA presidents at the opening ceremony, explaining that a technical glitch was behind ...

  7. Voice of the Games doesn't sound sweet to English ears

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olympic Committee rules, all bidding cities had to refrain from criticism of their competitors. Outwardly, London and Paris were the epitome of good conduct ahead of the July 2005 announcement. ... but he was standing on the shoulders of a giant,' said Helen Cromarty of the Wenlock Olympian Society. 'Brookes based his ideas on the Ancient Greeks, who welcomed intentional ...

  8. Limited options for licensing committee

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Friday's licensing committee meeting has not only to consider the licensing of jockeys for the second half of the season, but the thorny question of diversity that so often intrudes into simply doing the best available job. We don't anticipate anything changes among the Chinese riders after half-time and the expatriate licences for the most part look ...

  9. McDonald's beefs up sponsorship

    Posted Feb 27th 2004, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... the Olympics stand for- excellence, teamwork, perseverance, being your best- and bringing the world together in a peaceful display of sportsmanship and achievement. China is a very important country ... Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge said the restaurant chain was 'a long-time valued friend and partner of the Olympic movement'. 'McDonald's continued commitment ...

  10. United we stand

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the 1960s by Waikiki surfing instructors as a way to take photos of their clients, stand-up paddle boarding- or SUPing in surfer speak- has attracted a global following in recent years. ... activity: SUP yoga. American surfing star Laird Hamilton is credited with taking the sport mainstream 10 years ago, when he started catching waves standing on an oversized surfboard that he ...




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