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  1. On the hunt for dopers like never before

    Posted Sep 09th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... surfaced over growing illicit drug abuse among provincial or lower level sports activities. Zhao dismissed most of the allegations, but admitted to the legitimacy of grass-root worries. 'We ... China is going all out to wipe out the drug stigma of yesteryear. Martin Zhou reports Against Beijing's upwardly mobile skyline, the newly finished three-storey building sitting 2km ...

  2. Drugs again blacken the name of sport

    Posted Jul 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Another Tour de France is over and drugs have again tainted the world's most prestigious cycling event. So bad have been the scandals this year that there have been suggestions ... the controversy of last year. The winner, American Floyd Landis, is still fighting to retain his title after failing a drug test. That, and similar such embarrassments in previous years, had given race ...

  3. Germans inspire awe in Ukraine

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... And of course, the alleged abuses of power by the government. Despite this, Germany's dynamism and values ensure most Ukrainians (the older generation are more wary) look to Berlin rather than ... roller-skaters, joggers, groups of teenagers strumming guitars and swigging from cans, the elderly sitting and watching and middle-aged women chatting with a glass of beer bought from a kiosk doing ...

  4. Sport - Tennis - US Open

    Li Na beaten by British teenager Laura Robson at US Open

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Li Na needs break after shock defeat Li Na will take a break from tennis otherwise the sport will "kill" her after she was sent packing by British teenager Laura Robson. Ninth seed Li was beaten in the third round 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 by 18-year-old Robson, the world number 89, who had also defeated triple US Open champion Kim Clijsters ...

  5. Guilty by association

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... the control of coaches and officials. But it wasn't these decisive measures that turned China- in one fell swoop of the policymaker's pen- from notorious drug-abusing sports power ...

  6. Experts agree, teenager Guan set for greatness

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... a major'. The Guangzhou teenager leaves on Monday for Los Angeles where he will try to qualify for the US Open- and set more records. International management firms are already approaching his ... son's focus: 'Golf is a hobby,' he said. 'And with his study at school he rarely gets time to hang out with friends like a normal teenager. He is busier than me.' ...

  7. Teenager will take foil to Games

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Qualifying for this summer's London Olympics came as a surprise to the youngest member of the Hong Kong fencing team. Nicholas Choi, 19, won a place in the men's foil competition after being ranked 58th in the ...

  8. Teenage star eyes England 'great dream'

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa Kinwa.chan@scmp.com James Ha's Hong Kong background may have brought him to the attention of Carson Yeung Ka-sing's Birmingham City, but the teenager knows it will count for nothing as he tries to prove he is good enough to win a deal with the English Championship side. Ha, born in Middlesbrough with an English mother and a Hong Kong father, and who only ...

  9. Homeless footballers playing in Paris

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... was spending HK$200 every day for a hit. His wake-up call came when he was 22 and police arrested him for possession of drugs. His health had deteriorated from years of drug abuse, which had caused ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Eight young Hongkongers have swapped a life of drug addiction for soccer shirts and the chance to represent their home town at the Homeless World Cup, which ...

  10. Teenager makes his mark as HK athletes bag medals

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Richard Castka Hong Kong's Liu Tin-wai set a new Hong Kong junior men's decathlon record on the second and final day of the Inter-City Athletic Championships at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground yesterday. The 18-year-old claimed the bronze medal, fin ...




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