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  1. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    1,000 athletes show Hong Kong the ropes

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com 1,000 athletes show Hong Kong the ropes About 1,000 athletes from 20 countries and regions are taking part in this week's World Rope Skipping Championships in Hong Kong, and they and their fans come proclaiming rope-skipping's right to be taken as a serious sport. "We want rope skipping to be part of the Olympics, or at least ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Athlete jumps at the chance to set new skipping record

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Tai Po teen set a world record of 500 skips in three minutes in the US two years ago. Now, he wants to push it further in front of a home crowd Athlete jumps ... stood out from other athletes because of his determination and hard work. "It is difficult for an athlete to give 80 to 90 per cent effort in training for a three-minute endurance ...

  3. News - China

    Hurried Chinese officials cut corners to rush out rectangular running track

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 02:59pm

    ... imitating the tone of a lower-ranking Chinese official reporting to his superior. “We have become the first country in the world to have such tracks! I believe [Chinese athletes] will outperform other countries’ [athletes] after scientific training on such a running track!” China National Radio described the forestry administration stadium in Tonghe county, in the northeastern province ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    California State Senator Leland Yee faces new charges in Chinatown corruption case

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 03:07pm by AP

    ... to extend the life of the California State Athletic Commission. Also charged with racketeering was Hong Kong-born Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. The grand jury called a Chinese-American ...

  5. News - China - LANGUAGE

    Guangzhou locals seek 'Cantonese Day' to help preserve mother tongue

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:15am by Mimi Lau

    ... athletes and spectators to enjoy programmes ahead of the event in a language that was more widely understood. The proposal was never implemented due to public opposition. The then Guangdong ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea threatens to skip Asian Games after talks on inclusion falter

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 12:40pm by AP

    ... As well as raising concerns over the number of North Korean athletes and cheerleaders, the South sought to place restrictions on the size of the North Korean flag to be displayed at the games, ... the news agency said. The Asian Games are to be held from September 19 to October 4 in the South Korean port city of Incheon. The North said in May it would send about 150 athletes, adding later ...

  7. News - China Insider - INTERNET

    China web giant Baidu launches search engine in Brazil

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 03:48pm by Paul Bischoff

    ... with several local partners, and some interactive elements like the ability for users to “like” their favorite athletes and celebrities. Kuo added that Baidu hasn’t announced any specific targets yet ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea softens fiery rhetoric with promise to send cheerleaders to South

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:14am

    ... Agencies in Seoul Squad will join 150 North Korean athletes at Asian Games in Incheon as Pyongyang makes renewed call for end to hostilities – despite carrying out more missile tests North Korea said on Monday it will send cheerleaders along with its athletes to the Asian Games in the South as a gesture of peace after weeks of firing rockets and fiery rhetoric. North Korea, which ...

  9. News - China Insider - MARATHON

    ‘No more public peeing!’ Beijing Marathon organisers warn runners ahead of October event

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... the committee said on its website. Offenders will not only be disqualified but will also “be reported to the Chinese Athletic Association for additional punishment”, it added. Such blunt warnings, ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius in night club altercation days after his lawyers wrap up defence

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 07:13pm by Reuters

    ... with businessman Jared Mortimer at a club in Johannesburg’s upmarket Sandton business district after the athlete made disparaging comments about Mortimer’s friends. But Pistorius’ spokeswoman Anneliese ...




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