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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - OLYMPICS

    'Great chance' for squash to join 2020 Olympics, says Tony Choi

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:45pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Hong Kong coach says the IOC executive may alter the roster at its December meeting despite the sport being rejected three times previously Squash 'in ... We have learnt from some very reliable and senior officials squash will have a great chance to be included for the Tokyo Olympic Games on top of its 28 current sport Tony Choi "We have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1620812/great-chance-squash-2020-olympics-says-tony-choi
  2. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Preparations for Rio Olympics going much better, says IOC's John Coates

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:43pm by Reuters

    ... prompting criticism from international sports federations. Coates said he had received reports from the ongoing sailing test event in Rio that the water quality issue he had raised was being ... venue cluster, where 11 sports will take place. Australia's chef de mission for the Rio Games, Kitty Chiller, said there were still problems with planning for the seven sports to be held ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1567176/preparations-rio-olympics-going-much-better-says-iocs-john-coates
  3. 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
  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 chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1039272/hong-kong-sports-institute-chiefs-defend-coaches
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    IOC fixes error reinstating wrestling to Olympic programme

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... learned its lesson: Lalovic After winning its place back in the Olympics, wrestling, a sport as ancient as the Games themselves, is even more determined to stay there for centuries to come. The International Olympic Committee fixed what it admits was a big mistake on Sunday, voting wrestling back onto the programme for the 2020 and 2024 Games. Presenting new leadership and a revamped sport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1307110/ioc-fixes-error-reinstating-wrestling-olympic-programme

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