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  1. How a nude photo raised game in the Philippines

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... successful teams on the Asian scene. To address this perceived slight, the men's national rugby team, mainly made up of 'heritage-Filipinos' or from mixed marriages, posed ... men showing off their abs and pecs. The conservatives won the day and the billboards were taken down. But thanks to social networking sites, the underwear ads proved a hit and today more ...

  2. Warsaw opens her arms to the weary

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... link me with once more with China- this time via a camping site named after an iconic Chinese cooking utensil. Thanks to Viktor, I have made the SCMP base camp with my Land Rover at Camping ... the world watching on TV- will file into their seats to worship what Uefa president Michel Platini declared ahead of the opening match as the greatest game known to humans. What other sport would ...

  3. Hong Kong's Yip runs out of fuel against world No 3

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the mainland's Li Xuerui for a place in the semi-finals of the Olympic tournament. Yip, however, was no match for the world No 3, losing 21-12, 22-20 in 40 minutes. 'This is my second Olympic Games ... being pegged back by Li. China's Wang Yihan and Wang Xin also reached the semi-finals, with India's Saina Nehwal standing in the way of a Chinese sweep. Even before the match had ...

  4. Green Revolution

    Posted Apr 13th 2008, 12:00am by Mike Wilson

    ... annum,' says Colin Hegarty, president of the Golf Research Group. 'Meanwhile, China continues to enjoy double-digit growth.' Golf remains the fastest growing sport in the world ... growth in golf- it is like no other country on earth.' According to the World Wealth Report published by Merrill Lynch, China boasts over 500,000 US dollar millionaires and approaching 100 ...

  5. Happy to play mind games

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the world's most popular 'mind games'- bridge. Despite its global appeal, bridge's popularity among Hong Kong's teenagers faces strong competition from other activities. ... The Hong Kong Contract Bridge Association is an official member of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China. Louis, 18, a Form Six student at Kwun Tong Maryknoll College, ...

  6. Els draws upon a record round to guide him in Asian Open

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Chuah Choo Chiang

    ... second golf course, his second in China and 18th around the world. Els said the new course would project a stadium atmosphere, with residential property around the course. Daly, a two-time major ... Chuah Choo Chiang in Shanghai World number five Ernie Els rolled into Shanghai for the BMW Asian Open yesterday with happy memories of his record-breaking triumph two years ago. The South ...

  7. Playing a blinder against the bigots

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... match in Warsaw. This wooded, gentrified camping site which serves as the SCMP HQ has now been invaded by Polish, German and English-cum-Irish-cum-Scottish fans- 11 in total. After a football ... but with football it's Ireland,' says Tom. 'I am of Scottish and Canadian heritage and though I was born Scotland, I am English, but I struggle to support England,' says Owen. 'I am ...

  8. Spreading its wings

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... until three months ago was unheard of around here, surrounded as we are by the factories and by southern China's relentless urban sprawl. Australian Rules football might belong half a world ... skills they hope will allow them to grab a slice of China's rapid economic development. Australian Rules, says Zhang, is helping them learn the sorts of things that can't be found ...

  9. A vintage caper

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and jeans. He looks like a glamorous extra from Bugsy Malone; I, in the parlance of that world, look like a schmuck. Napier has embraced its unique architectural heritage with vigour. Every February, ... on the coast, is not promising. Grey skies soon dissolve into rain as a vicious wind kicks up. As the site owner points out to me while we stand on the shingle beach looking east, nothing stands between ...

  10. Mainland racing still far from an appealing wager

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken The siren song of doing business in China has claimed many a wrecked vessel in the business world, not just in the modern day but going back a century, and when it comes to horse racing the song seems so much sweeter and irresistible. Yet is China any closer to having a thoroughbred racing industry, even a recognisable, modern thoroughbred racing sport, this week ...




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