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  1. Beijing trumps London ballyhoo

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... and the world has switched its attention to London 2012, the people of Beijing will be examining what is the legacy of the games. It's always a sticky wicket, because some Olympics are bigger than ... European destination into a holiday centre with a massively improved infrastructure. The city has never looked back. This week, London Mayor Ken Livingstone said the 2012 Games would produce ...

  2. HK sport boss hails Games success

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing's ability to host the biggest sports extravaganza in the world- pollution, hygiene conditions, transport and spectators were all concerns,' Mr Fok said. 'But at the end of the day, these people witnessed the most successful Olympic Games ever.' Mr Fok met officials from the London Olympic Games Organising Committee (Locog) yesterday, and was told the British were under great ...

  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. Ukraine boycott is simple hypocrisy

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in sport and with the Olympics just 46 days away, this particular stunt by London risks retaliatory snubs from Ukraine and its allies, including Russia, whose relationship with the UK is already ... jailed for alleged abuse of office, and what London describes as 'selective justice'. In the parlance of a football terrace chant, I ask of my government: 'Where were you four ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's Olympic stakes go beyond its medal count

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... and individual spirit in London was striking, especially when contrasted with Beijing's controlled attempt to depict a perfect China through lip-synching. The Chinese state-run sports machinery ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says despite China's success in the Olympic medal standings, wider acceptance as an equal won't come overnight Long haul Inevitably, the London Olympics, ...

  7. Still all to play for as HK vie for Olympic spots

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... London this summer. Hong Kong are currently ninth in the event's Olympic rankings, with eight spots available for the Games. With Lee's fourth-place finish in Beijing, Hong Kong ... at the London Games. The quartet of Choi Ki-ho, Kwok Ho-ting, Cheung King-lok and Cheung King-wai, who won a silver medal at the Guangzhou Asian Games, will have to work hard with two rounds of major ...

  8. The Beijing 2008 Olympics Games

    Posted Jun 25th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... about the 2004 Athens or the 2012 London logos? Have a good look at them and see what you think. 4. Which words in the text have the following meanings? a. producing the effect that is wanted b. a small piece of gummed paper that you buy to stick on a letter if you want to send it by post c. beauty of movement C Has London got it wrong? The Olympic Games never stand still. While ...

  9. Olympic strokes

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of an art exhibition featuring the work of Chinese painters being staged during the London Olympics. With the Olympics underway, more than 200 Chinese artists are due to arrive at London ... the mainland and nearly as many pieces by other artists. A highlight of the exhibition is a 10- metre scroll by Beijing-based Chinese-American artist Zhao Zhunwang. Titled London, Beijing ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Will the dealmakers go to Shanghai's financial centre?

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... in the financial industry, especially in the investment banking and private equity sectors, you may agree with me that there is not much need to travel to Shanghai from Hong Kong, London, or New York, ...




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