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  1. Inside the 2012 London Olympic Games

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... medal is only 1.34 per cent made up of the precious yellow metal, while the bulk of it (92.5 per cent) is silver and the rest copper; that London is the first city to host the Olympics ...

  2. Priaulx believes luck has precious little to do with his success

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Melanie Ho Andy Priaulx doesn't believe in chance, in granting the credit for his work to some intangible that cannot be seen, judged and- in the case of the Macau Grand Prix- is simply attributed to the character of the race. Luck is not on BMW Team ...

  3. Chinese stars are now precious commodities

    Posted Jul 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Mainland athletes' earning power has gone through the roof, writes Martin Zhou 383 days to go Youngsters who hold Warren Buffett and Bill Gates as role models might now begin to look elsewhere for fame and fortune as a research paper released this we ...

  4. F1 teams pass logistical test with flying colours

    Posted Oct 14th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Drew

    ... or the luxury of private jet. The equipment takes a little more ingenuity. McLaren's equipment is packed into 'igloos'. These are metal containers measuring three metres by two metres, ... charters three jumbo jets to take the teams' precious equipment to the fly-away races. McLaren, like other teams, also send a 40-foot container by sea to each race. The ship for China, which ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Officials need to ensure better public access to sports venues

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to open up for at least 50 hours a month. Given that land is a precious public resource, the limited access is still disproportionate to the benefits enjoyed by the clubs. If the government ...

  6. HK like a second home for Aussies

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on Saturday, and, for the sake of some diversity, the club must be hoping against hope that Richard Fourie works out well next season and takes a long-term position. Precious few new South African ...

  7. Sport couture

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... viscose jersey, satin charmeuse and liquid metallics. Designers such as Tom Ford, Stella McCartney and Galliano have opted for oversized blousons, athletic shorts (and boy, are they short), silky leggings and racerback tanks. Nude tones are popular with sudden rushes of metallic shimmer, summer darks and tinted pales appearing occasionally to compete in the sports field. ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - CYCLING

    Sprockets of resistance

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... We're talking a lot less: typically a metal frame, two wheels, one gear and, often, no brakes. A fixed-gear bicycle, or "fixie", is as basic as a bike gets. It is so named because, ...

  9. APBs' Seveali'i nails Saracens with penalty

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Stand-in captain John Smit and his band of Saracens were left smarting after Samoan international Elvis Seveali'i knocked over a penalty with the final kick of the match to give the BGC APBs a precious 22-20 victory in the Chartis Cup at Hong Kong Stadium yesterday. The former Springbok captain was less than happy after Japanese referee ...

  10. Sport

    Time for Brazil soccer team to return to their free-flowing ways

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

    ... will see the Games have its full complement of 28 with golf and rugby sevens joining - but for the casual observer it would look as if the medal that is the most precious is the one in men's ...




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