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  1. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Women's inclusion key for sports seeking 2020 spot

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Tales Azzoni Sports bidding for Olympics place aim to show voters they have promoted gender parity Women's inclusion key for 2020 hopefuls All three sports bidding for a place ... their federations. About 100 International Olympic Committee members will decide today whether wrestling, squash or baseball-softball will be added to the programme in 2020 and 2024. Each sport has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1305779/womens-inclusion-key-sports-seeking-2020-spot
  2. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Sailing chiefs want water quality tests on Rio's 'open sewer' Olympics venue

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:43pm by Associated Press

    ... and the site of Rio's first test event in two and a half months. Hope Brazil could clean up the sewage-filled bay soon was quashed over the weekend. In a May 7 letter to sports minister Aldo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1516374/sailing-chiefs-want-water-quality-tests-rios-open-sewer-olympics
  3. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Action needed to save Rio Games

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:50pm by >Associated Press

    ... to save Rio Games The International Olympic Committee says it is premature to speculate about taking the 2016 Games away from Brazil, despite sports federations demanding a "Plan B" ... international sports leaders about the lack of progress in Rio. The clock is ticking. Every day is crucial, but they can still deliver Mark Adams Several sports federations asked about contingency plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1474279/action-needed-save-rio-games
  4. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    One unlucky sport set to be axed from Olympics

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Squash and karate among favourites to be introduced to Games at another's expense Olympics axe awaits one unlucky sport One sport federation will not be happy today as the executive board of the International Olympic Committee is set to vote to have a sport removed from the 2020 Summer Games. The executive board will then vote at a later date on what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1148193/one-sport-set-be-axed-olympics
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - OLYMPICS

    Hong Kong Sports Institute chiefs defend coaches

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com More time needed for results, Sports Institute officials say - but will reassess after Rio 2016, and expect success at Asian competitions HK sports chiefs defend coaches Hong Kong's elite coaches will be given four more years to produce results, despite returning with only one bronze medal at the London Olympics. Sports Institute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1039272/hong-kong-sports-institute-chiefs-defend-coaches
  6. Sport - OLYMPICS

    Olympic Games chief Thomas Bach hints at way for athletes to play politics in Sochi

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:50am by AFP

    ... that the Olympic Games are first of all about the athletes and about sport. “You will see this in the opening ceremony, and even more then when the sport competitions are starting, it will become evident for everybody. “There are always before the Games political discussions, we have concerns but I think the people around the world know this is first of all about sport and therefore I am really confident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1415570/olympic-games-chief-thomas-bach-hints-way-athletes-play-politics-sochi
  7. News - China - OLYMPICS

    Wanlong ski resort hopes to cash in on 2022 Winter Olympics bid

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by WU NAN

    ... to learn a challenging sport and to be able to get along and compete with other children," he says. "Still, when his knees hurt, he begs me to take him home." The ski tour is not cheap. The price for one parent and one child is 13,000 yuan (HK$16,700). As a college lecturer, Wang can just afford the trip. The Chinese middle class has flocked to high-cost sports, says Li ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1424289/wanlong-ski-resort-hopes-cash-2022-winter-olympics-bid
  8. Sport - China - OLYMPICS

    China confident Sochi Olympic Games security will be adequate

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 01:21pm by Reuters

    ... is not a traditional winter sports powerhouse, winning only five gold medals at the 2010 Games in Vancouver, and deputy sports minister Yang Shu’an said China was only a “middle” country in this field. China ... There is a problem of imbalance and a lack of popularity for winter sports in China,” Yang added. China’s four-time Olympic short-track speedskating champion Wang Meng is likely to miss the Games after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1410233/china-confident-sochi-olympic-games-security-will-be-adequate
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - OLYMPICS

    Squash hopes third time's the charm for Olympic inclusion

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KINWA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Squash confident ahead of Games talks Squash players are hoping that third time's the charm when they find out today whether the sport will be included in the Olympics. The executive board of the International Olympic Committee is meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, and will announce a shortlist from eight candidate sports that are vying for inclusion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1248357/squash-hopes-third-times-charm-olympic-inclusion
  10. News - China - OLYMPICS

    Northern city of Zhangjiakou dreams of hosting 2022 Winter Olympic Games

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by WU NAN

    ... trade. Later, the city served as a garrison to ward off encroachment from the Soviet Union. Few Chinese know that the city hosted sports in ancient China, such as the hammer, rope skipping and wrestling. With a population of 4.7 million people, Zhangjiakou is competing with rival cities which have a more golden winter sports shine. Norway's capital Oslo benefited when the nearby city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1424290/northern-city-zhangjiakou-dreams-hosting-2022-winter-olympic-games

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