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  1. Mayor lines up all the 8s in hopes of a great Games

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Beijing has chosen the lucky number 8 for the start of the Olympic Games, setting the clock at 8pm on August 8, 2008, or 8/08/08/08 for the opening ceremony, city mayor Wang Qishan said yesterday. Hopes of delaying the opening for two more weeks to avoid the stifling heat of summer had been dashed because holding the Games any later would have involved a clash ...

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    Kai Tak Sports Hub

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Sport will play a major role at the redeveloped Kai Tak site. Jeanette Wang asks what wecan look forward to, and what we should avoid A sporting chance ... considering the next step in the planning and procurement of the project. The Kai Tak Multi-purpose Sports Complex is expected to be fully operational in 2019-20. jeanette.wang@scmp.com ...


    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but the destruction isn't happening quickly enough for the city's mayor Wang Qishan. 'The demolition of poor and dilapidated neighbourhoods must be accelerated. It is an essential task ... Olympics' plan. Wang said that as part of the efforts to build a 'livable city' one-third of the poor inner city district earmarked for development had already been razed, with the rest ...

  4. Build-up to Olympics gathers pace

    Posted Jan 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu All new venues for the 2008 Olympics, including the national conference centre, the athletes' village and the press village, would be under construction by the end of the year, Beijing Mayor Wang Qishan told the Beijing People's Political Consultative Congress. 'We will speed up the construction of roads and municipal facilities surrounding the venues ...


    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the alleged use of illegal logging to build sports venues, Beijing major Wang Qishan used his US visit to press home the capital's battered green Olympic message. Wang, speaking in the 1984 ...

  6. Vice-president of Games agency named

    Posted Jan 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the General Administration of Sports. Liu Peng, who recently took over as sports administration director, has become an executive president of the Beijing organising committee. Beijing Mayor Wang Qishan and Deng Pufang, son of late leader Deng Xiaoping and president of the China Disabled Persons' Federation, retained their posts as the other two executive presidents. Sources said ...

  7. Work halted on Olympic stadium for design change

    Posted Aug 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 2008 Olympic Games- has been partially halted for a redesign, in an apparent response to Beijing Mayor Wang Qishan's call for frugality. The Beijing Times yesterday quoted sources involved ... Olympics,' he said, refusing to reveal the scope of the changes. Mr Wang told a city party meeting last week that plans for the venues had to be changed to make more efficient use of funds. He also ...

  8. China 'can cope without injured Wang'

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com The Chinese women's team will start their final preparation for the London Olympics without top spiker Wang Yimei (pictured) when the FIVB World Grand ... China coach Yu Juemin. 'We have been hit by the absence of Wang in this crucial period due to injury. Although we hope she can recover in time for the London Olympics, we have to prepare ...

  9. Beijing axes five Olympic venues

    Posted Sep 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... facilities would be upgraded or temporary structures built to accommodate the events. The announcement is expected to result in further savings for Games organisers in line with Beijing Mayor Wang Qishan's call for a frugal approach to the Olympics. The National Stadium, one of the projects under the Beijing government, has already lost its sliding roof, resulting in a saving of at least 250 ...

  10. Olympic rhetoric gets toned down

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Games. In April, Beijing mayor Wang Qishan told the city's annual people's congress session that a successful Olympics also demanded priority be given to the issues of traffic ...




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