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  1. More work needed to persuade mainlanders to take up sport

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou As the first anniversary of the Beijing Olympics nears, people are mobilising to commemorate their country's coming-out party in the spirit of sports. The Olympic central zone in Beijing will be cordoned off for a massive sports festival from Friday to Sunday that is expected to draw about 200,000 people. At the climax, 40,000 tai chi practitioners will perform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688860/more-work-needed-persuade-mainlanders-take-sport
  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, ... Kong people can share the happiness of the Beijing Games, but at the same time I also hope... we can nurture a better sporting culture for the sake of the city's future development.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650238/hk-sport-boss-hails-games-success
  3. Don't mix sport and politics, says Bocog

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

    ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603283/dont-mix-sport-and-politics-says-bocog
  4. Sport for all in China

    Posted Sep 08th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the Games, they may beat even the US. There is certainly plenty for China to do in the next four years. As Yuan Weimin, director of the State Sports General Administration, said: 'China is not yet a sporting superpower.' This is because unlike some countries, such as Australia, where sport is an integral part of life, in China only about 30 per cent of the population regularly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/469490/sport-all-china
  5. Sport - China - RIGHT FIELD

    If Beijing want to win friends in Hong Kong, they could clean up the air

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... a proposition for you that should help engender the love and respect you so desperately desire from the people of Hong Kong. The best news is that it's a sporting proposition and I know how patriotic you guys get over your sport. But first, whose idea was this forced implementation of a "moral and national" education of mainland history for the people of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1037811/if-beijing-want-win-friends-hong-kong-they-could-clean-air
  6. Comment - Blogs

    Discovering Beijing's off-road trails

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:43pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... from downtown Beijing. The race organiser, Beijing Mentougou Sports Bureau, says the move was done to create a more "professional" and "challenging" course, which consisted ... Lewis, with frequent aid stations and a well-marked course. However, due to the sport's infancy, she says the event lacked spectators. "I was surprised to see so few people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1236687/discovering-beijings-road-trails
  7. Ukraine boycott is simple hypocrisy

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... prisoners? Why should the ordinary Ukrainians suffer embarrassment and humiliation during their historic sporting party and not the 1.3 billion Chinese, who were applauded from beginning to end four years ago? Why are F1, tennis and golf other international sporting events allowed to make a bee-line to the big money in China without so much as a whiff of protest? Politicians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003595/ukraine-boycott-simple-hypocrisy
  8. A welcome change

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... And in another preparatory campaign, municipal officials say the city has formed enough sports committees to organise activities for every street in the capital, ensuring at least 60 per cent of residents will be doing some form of sport by next summer. The Beijing Sports Bureau says the proportion of city residents playing sport at least three times a week for at least half an hour each ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/583310/welcome-change
  9. Bigger, richer, stronger? Not always at the Games

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Gong The most stunning phenomenon in the past 24 years of Olympic history is indisputably the rise of China as a major power in the sports arena, commensurate with its rise as a major ... at the 2008 Beijing Games. However, historically, the country that gains most respect from me is not China. In terms of getting the most bang for your buck in sports, no country beats Cuba. With a per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014217/bigger-richer-stronger-not-always-games
  10. It's academic- China will top medals count

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... nation in sport and top the [Olympics] table,' Shibli told BBC Sport. His predictions contradicts the recent gloom spread by China's sports ministry, which is worried expectations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/636917/its-academic-china-will-top-medals-count

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