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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - TABLE TENNIS

    Doo Hoi-kem has sleepless nights thinking about Youth Olympic Games

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 09:58pm by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Talented teenager feels the pressure as she prepares for Youth Olympics Carrying Hong Kong hopes keeps Doo awake at night If the wizard world of Harry Potter does exist, Doo Hoi-kem would love a magical spell that could end her sleepless nights as she prepares for the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing next month. Doo, who is ranked number one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1559943/doo-hoi-kem-has-sleepless-nights-thinking-about-youth-olympic-games
  2. Sport - CYCLING

    Bradley Wiggins turns his back on road racing to focus on Olympic track events

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 11:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Glasgow Wiggins turns his back on road Bradley Wiggins has set his sights on claiming gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016 after losing out to Australia in the final ... Andy Tennant and Steven Burke to victory as the 34-year-old collected the fourth silver medal of his Commonwealth Games career. Four-time Olympic champion Wiggins only made the decision ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1558855/bradley-wiggins-turns-his-back-road-racing-focus-olympic-track-events
  3. Sport - Other Sport

    2020 Olympic Games crucial for future of Japan

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:16pm by AFP

    ... for future of Japan Six years to the day before the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, its top brass predict the Games will have as significant an impact as those of 1964, which marked Japan's emergence as an economic power. Having hosted the Games 50 years ago, Tokyo's second Olympics will begin on July 24, 2020 with organisers hoping to recreate the same alchemy after two decades ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1558413/2020-olympic-games-crucial-future-japan
  4. Sport - Other Sport - OBITUARY: Athletics

    Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold, dies aged 90

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:30pm by Reuters

    ... barefoot on dirt roads First black woman to win Olympic gold dies Track and field star Alice Coachman, who overcame segregation to become the first black woman to win a gold medal in the Olympics, died in Georgia on Monday at the age of 90. Coachman, who won her gold medal in the high jump at the 1948 Olympics in London, died at a hospital near her home in Albany, Georgia, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1554944/alice-coachman-first-black-woman-win-olympic-gold-dies-aged-90
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Olympic Games a silver lining for Brazil after World Cup humiliation

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... isn't everything. But they can at least contemplate the possibility of salvaging some national pride when they host South America's first Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552409/olympic-games-silver-lining-brazil-after-world-cup
  6. Sport - Other Sport - SQUASH

    Unified body needed for Olympic status, says Sarah Fitz-Gerald

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:59pm by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Former greats of the game agree the men's and women's federations must be merged into one 'Unified body is needed for Olympic status' Former greats of the game gathered in Hong Kong are urging a unified approach among international squash organisations to strengthen its bid to become an Olympic sport. The sport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1550573/unified-body-needed-olympic-status-says-sarah-fitz-gerald
  7. News - China - SPORT

    Beijing makes final three on shortlist for Winter Olympics in 2022

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:15am by WU NAN, AP

    ... Wu Nan and Associated Press Beijing makes final three for Winter Olympics Beijing is one of three cities still in the troubled race to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Almaty in Kazakhstan ... for the city's bid for the winter games. The International Olympic Committee approved the three remaining contenders as official candidate cities, rather than cut the field any further. The cities must ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549262/beijing-makes-final-three-shortlist-winter-olympics-2022
  8. Tokyu Fudosan spearheads transformation towards 2020 Olympic Games

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:10pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan The much-anticipated 2020 Olympic Games are set to showcase Japan's transformation since the country first hosted the international sporting event in 1964. Much like athletes training to earn the Olympic gold, various industry champions are gearing up to develop and redevelop Japan's urban landscape in time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1549634/tokyu-fudosan-spearheads-transformation-towards-2020-olympic-games
  9. Sport - China - BOXING

    Title fight feels just like Olympics, says Zou Shiming

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:38pm by Unus Alladin

    ... Rosa Title fight feels like Olympics, says Zou China's golden boy Zou Shiming says fighting for his first professional title in this month's Champions of Gold in Macau will be like "going back to the Olympics again". The two-time Olympic gold medallist will step it up as he faces experienced Colombian fighter Luis de la Rosa in a 10-round contest with the World Boxing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1549151/title-fight-feels-just-olympics-says-zou-shiming
  10. News - World - OBITUARY

    Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner, prisoner of war, dies at 97

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:10am by AP

    ... an Olympic distance runner and second world war veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. He was 97. ... Zamperini competed in the 5,000-metre run at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He finished eighth but caught attention by running the final lap in 56 seconds. In the second world war, he was a bombardier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546181/louis-zamperini-olympic-distance-runner-prisoner-war-dies-97

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