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  1. Media hype led to loss to Korea, coach claims

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou China's attempt to topple old foes South Korea for the first time in 30 years fell short yesterday and their head coach blamed the media for stoking expectations too high. ... Chu-young. China, however, put together an unexpected surge soon after the half-time break, wresting the lead just 15 minutes into the second half, thanks to strikes from Zhou Haibin and Liu Jian. ...

  2. East Asian Cup squad out to rewrite history

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing The mainland's men's and women's national squads enter a crucial week of competition when the biannual East Asian Cup kicks off today in Chongqing. Men's boss Vladimir Petrovic, whose side drew 1-1 with reigning Asian Champions Iraq in the 2010 World Cup qualifying opener last week, will be hoping to break South Korea's 30-year-old ...

  3. Touts cashing in on red-hot tickets

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing Prices for opening ceremony, 110m hurdles and soccer finals soar on internet Cash-hungry ticket holders are rubbing their hands in glee as the black market promises huge returns on admissions to the glamour events at next year's Olympics. An internet-driven black market is seeing prices soar for seats for the 110-metres hurdles, featuring Chinese ...

  4. Zhou 'admits' obeying order to throw match

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay, Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing and Alvin Sallay Coach's boast lifts lid on China tactics Mainland import Zhou Mi last night all but confirmed she was ordered to throw her Olympic semi-final against teammate Zhang Ning at Athens in 2004. Chinese badminton coach Li Yongbo has admitted he told Zhou to give up the fight, allowing Zhang to go on and win the final and make sure ...

  5. Beijing aims to have its timing spot on

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson and Martin Zhou in Beijing The Beijing Olympics will be the most accurate in history, according to timing experts. As the first competitive swimmers plunged into the pool at the newly opened National Aquatic Centre last night, state-of-the-art timing systems also made their debut. 'We have redesigned the starting blocks,' said Christophe Berthaud, the Olympic ...

  6. Flag curb threat 'would hit HK hard'

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay, Martin Zhou

    ... Alvin Sallay and Martin Zhou Bid to bar players from switching nationalities A proposal to ban players from switching nationalities in their search for glory will stunt 'human development', Tony Yue Kwok-leung, chairman of the Hong Kong Table Tennis Association, warned last night. Yue said if the International Table Tennis Federation prohibited players aged 21 years and over ...

  7. Games seen reaping as much as US$30m

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson and Martin Zhou in Beijing Olympics organisers expect a healthy profit China's knack for turning a healthy profit will see the Beijing Olympics rake in US$20 million to US$30 million - even though the budget shot up to US$2.4 billion, it was predicted yesterday. A pleased executive vice-president of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games ...

  8. Zhou keeps Beijing hopes alive despite tough times

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin These days are especially tough for China captain Zhou Suhong who has decided to continue training and competing for her country while her husband remains paralysed after a shocking injury two months ago. The 28-year-old Zhou has remained on the national squad knowing that husband Tang Miao may never walk again after seriously injuring his neck during training in St ...

  9. Zhou leads Hong Kong exodus

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong's Zhou Mi suffered a humiliating defeat at the Indonesia Super Series event in Jakarta yesterday when the world number two lost to qualifier Sayaka Sato of Japan in the women's singles opener. Zhou, who won the Singapore Super Series title on Sunday, crashed out 21-11, 16-21, 21-19. Hong Kong's Yip Pui-yin also had an early exit, losing to Germany's ...

  10. Zhou 'needs a HK passport now'

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Red tape shouldn't get in the way of gold-medal breakthrough, demands sport's chief Badminton officials want former world number one Zhou Mi to become a 'fully ... 'We want to be in a position to be able to pick our best squad for Beijing. At the moment we have three girls who are in the world's top 16. But one of them, Zhou Mi, is not eligible ...




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