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  1. Medal hopes

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government will spend millions to help the city's athletes excel at the 2012 Olympics. Is having a large budget enough, or must there be a change of attitude among young Hongkongers towards sport? Write to us ...

  2. Legislators raise more doubts over cut-price bid for 2023 Asian Games

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... three planned indoor sports centres, in Tai Po, Yuen Long and Sha Tin, the Home Affairs Bureau said. Since the original cost of building the three venues was estimated at HK$820 million, ... Asian Games events at sport centres with hundreds of seats or 1,000? Yes, it is still possible. 'The difference is that we can't leave a permanent asset.' Young said that under ...

  3. Don't mix sport and politics, says Bocog

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... yesterday in reports from London. Amnesty's report assessed four key areas of human rights relating to the Olympics: the death penalty, detention without trial, human rights activists and media ... tried to highlight positive changes in preparation for the Games and repeated the central government's opposition to using the sporting event as a political tool. Beijing Games organising ...

  4. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... jingoistic, but I think we knocked the spots off Beijing last night London Mayor Boris Johnson on the Olympics opening ceremony ...

  5. Millions pledged for Games medal hopes

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... would spend at least HK$20 million to prepare for the East Asian Games in Hong Kong next year, the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou and the 2012 Olympics in London. Several sports would be selected ... Chamber of Commerce vice-chairman David Fong Man-hung said businesses were generally positive about the sports initiatives. He was confident Hong Kong athletes could perform well in the London ...

  6. After six months, little has changed under Mayor Boris

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim Bryan London In May, it felt as if the world had ended for liberal London: Boris Johnson, seen by the left as a gaffe-prone, posh old Etonian buffoon, won the mayoral election. Celebrity right-on types wrote in The Guardian that his victory would herald 'the ultimate triumph for the Kensington and Chelsea gulag'. London would become divided, with life ...

  7. Games chiefs put focus on human rights

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter Simpson Chinese government officials planning to attend next year's London Olympics can expect a frosty reception from UK Games chiefs if the erosion of Beijing's Olympic legacy continues. The chief executive of the London Olympics organising committee, Paul Deighton, says he is a fan of Ai Weiwei, the mainland artist being detained at an unknown location ...

  8. A welcome break for Abhisit in London

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode It is tempting to think that Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is one leader who probably did not want the G20 summit in London to end. Take the final dinner. Mr Abhisit was nicely placed, seated near UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso and World Bank president Robert Zoellick- the kind of conversational partners who offer welcome ...

  9. Well-run sports facilities for everyone should be priority

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... officials. But for the overwhelming majority of residents, it would have brought little or no benefit. Promoting sport is not about sending a few athletes to the podium to collect their medals. It is about allowing residents to improve their health and quality of life. To encourage participation in sport, the government allowed residents to book and use public sports facilities for free ...

  10. Sports chief criticises parties over Games

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Canace Wong, Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung and Canace Wong The head of the city's Olympic committee says political parties are refusing to support sports development in Hong Kong because of their own 'political concerns'. Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, president of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, criticised the parties for not supporting a bid by the city to host the 2023 ...




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