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  1. Big Cash boost for elite athletes

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The Hong Kong Sports Institute hopes to double its number of full-time athletes to more than 350 at the redeveloped elite academy after the government ... athletes,' HKSI chief executive Trisha Leahy said yesterday. 'They have set in place a stable and long-term funding system for the elite training system.' The Sports Institute received ...

  2. Olympic evolution

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... With the Olympics only nine days away, athletes from around the world are arriving in London to take part in over 300 events. But not all these events have stood the test of time since the birth of the modern Games. Source: IOC ...

  3. Olympic spirit goes beyond the Games

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of that and will better appreciate it over the coming three weeks. With 10,343 athletes from 205 teams, it is the biggest sporting and cultural event, but it is about much more than the triumph of winning ... on China's and Hong Kong's athletes. In Beijing four years ago, China proved its prowess by taking more gold medals than any other nation, but it aims to go one better by besting the US ...

  4. Beeb runs rings round rival

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Katie McGregor healthpost@scmp.com BBC Olympics vs London 2012 Both free Rating 9/10 for BBC Olympics, 5/10 for London 2012 According to the BBC Olympics app, there are 39 athletes from Hong Kong participating in the London Olympics. Go Hong Kong! But according to the official London 2012 Results app, the athlete list will 'officially be announced on July 13'. ...

  5. Warnings planned for athletes on latest threats of danger

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing International Olympic stars arriving at the athletes' village in Beijing, which opens today, will be warned to be extra-vigilant following the alleged terrorist threat by the Turkistan Islamic Party. Australian team officials in Beijing discussed the threat and said they would brief their athletes on arrival. Their first delegation enters ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Paralympians the upholders of Olympic ideal

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... by the physically disabled and mentally impaired, these athletes embody the sentiments of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympics. "The important thing is not winning but taking part," he said. "What counts in life is not the victory but the struggle; the essential thing is not to conquer but to fight well." For most of the handicapped athletes taking part ...

  7. China target top-three medals tally

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Beijing kinwa.chan@scmp.com China are targeting a place in the top three of the medals table at the London Olympics, though their squad of over 380 athletes will be considerably down on the number that represented the country at the Beijing Games. They were represented by 619 athletes four years ago when they topped the medal tally by capturing 51 golds, the first ...

  8. Game over for 170 elite athletes

    Posted Feb 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Tennis and athletics to lose status at institute after appeals fall on deaf ears Tennis and athletics are about to be kicked out of the Sports Institute after failing ... and medicine as well as finance for overseas training and competition- when their contracts expire on March 31. More than 170 athletes from the two sports programmes will be seriously affected ...

  9. Athletes' complex a great meeting place

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... THE THOUSANDS OF athletes and officials attending the Games, including those from the North, are staying at a secure apartment complex - The Athletes Village - in the northern outskirts ... that includes convenience stores, restaurants, laundry rooms, and banking and post office facilities. Four to eight athletes share an apartment. 'Our location is a good one because it is right next ...

  10. Sport - OLYMPICS

    'London delivered on its promise'

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for athletes, Jacques Rogge said last night. Hours before the flame was extinguished at the stadium's cauldron during the Games closing ceremony, International Olympic Committee president Rogge said he was a happy man. "I am a happy and grateful man. On July 6, 2005 London promised athletes' Games and that is exactly what we got," said Rogge, who presided over his last ...




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