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  1. Ding-dong merrily, high on sport

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the maelstrom of anxiety and neurosis will finally evaporate, and the raison d'etre for the arrival of this bizarre five-ringed circus will finally reveal its illustrious star attraction- sport ... chaos and the threat of mass civil disobedience by militant motorists. The British are obsessed by class as they are about sport, forming orderly queues and the weather. They slice down to size ...

  2. Free-TV Olympics coverage certain, says sports chief

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... broadcasters, the city's sports chief pledged yesterday. Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, president of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, said: 'They [the International Olympic ... with the mainland. A spokeswoman for CCTV's sports channel said it was not familiar with the case. But another source at the channel said copyright for Games broadcasts would not be an issue for CCTV ...

  3. Relief and pride after 16 days of sporting fever

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Games. After a total investment of more than 122.6 billion yuan (HK$142.7 billion), Guangzhou shouldered the responsibility of hosting the largest sporting event on the mainland since the 2008 ...

  4. Drive to reach top of sports ladder

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... and with it Beijing's Olympic summer, should also signal the beginning of the end of the mainland's centrally planned sports system. That's the view of many sports experts who argue that the socialist ... rise since the Seoul Games 20 years ago, when China won just five golds. Experts attribute China's success to a centrally planned sports system- like those used to great effect ...

  5. Games focus now where it should be- on sport

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the halfway point, turned our Olympic Games focus where it should have been from day one: on sport. This is what the world's foremost sporting festival is obviously about, yet it is protests, ... for the Olympics. With the addition of the leading athletes in the world at their chosen disciplines, a veritable sporting feast is on offer. Little wonder, then, that records are tumbling. In keeping ...

  6. The ceremony is over. Now it's time for sport to take its rightful place

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

    ... as to the state of the mind of the athletes for the sports reporters. How and with whom do they walk during the parade? Are they looking confident? Where is so-and-so, and so forth, whirls the mind. ... days be a temporary Mecca to sport fans. 'This Olympics will be different,' most have written. It already is. China has changed, and it will have changed so much more in the eyes ...

  7. An unforgettable sporting experience

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... in the world's second biggest multi-sport event after the Olympics. The biennial games, which run from tomorrow until August 21, have a distinguished pedigree. Celebrated Olympic medallists such as American sprinter Michael Johnson and British javelin thrower Steve Backley competed in the past. 'The Universiade is one of the most prestigious international sporting events,' said ...

  8. For the first time ever, all 28 sports are facing the prospect they might be dumped from the games. They face a strong threat from five popular pretenders

    Posted Jul 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... AQUATICS Olympic sport since 1896. Fina has 190 national member federations. Four disciplines: diving, swimming, synchronised swimming and water polo. In Athens: 44 events, 1,300 athletes. ... swimming and water polo. More than 90 per cent of swimming tickets sold for Sydney and Athens. Extensive TV coverage. Venue costs high. ARCHERY Since 1900 (was not a sport for 50 years from 1920. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Sovereignty issue overrules sport

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... that the Olympic torch could not to enter the island's territory on its route to next year's Games in Beijing appears to have divided the island's sports officials from its government. At issue is the island's political sovereignty, which the ruling, pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party has insisted must be upheld. Nevertheless, the island's sports authorities ...




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