The Games are over, but Sebastian Coe does not seem to be winding down. He is just back from Brazil, observing Rio's preparations for the 2016 Olympics. Ask him what brings him to Hong Kong and his answer lasts minutes rather than seconds.Sunday, 31 March, 2013, 4:56am
The much-vaunted Australian relay side, who talked themselves up as the "Weapons of Mass Destruction" but failed to make a podium finish, confessed to taking Stilnox - banned by Australian team officials - for a "bonding" night.1 Mar 2013 - 5:40am
The Chinese women's badminton duo kicked out of the London Olympics for playing to lose have been awarded an honour by China's sports governing body.7 Jan 2013 - 10:58am 1 comment
The most important event in China in 2012 was undoubtedly the change of leadership, which is why societal issues came into focus. Keeping the entire year in perspective, most of the problems have come to a soft landing and attitudes throughout society are becoming increasingly positive.30 Dec 2012 - 5:50am
The Mobot and Gangnam Style have been two of the lasting memories for me on the sporting field this past year - Mo Farah at the London Olympics and Chris Gayle during the final of the ICC World T20 in Colombo.30 Dec 2012 - 4:58am
The London Olympics may well have helped Britain come out of recession but it does not seem to have helped attract tourists.
In a recent trip to London, White Collar talked to a number of taxi drivers to find out what was going on in the city.27 Nov 2012 - 4:09am
For many athletes, winning an Olympic gold medal may be the mountain climbed, but Chinese badminton star Li Xuerui believes she is still in the foothills.
The 21-year-old left no one in any doubt who is the best player in the world when routing reigning world champion and teammate Wang Yihan in the final at the London Olympics.18 Nov 2012 - 3:31am
British house prices rose for the first time in five months in October as the market rebounded from a post-Olympic slump, research consultancy Acadametrics said.14 Nov 2012 - 3:22am
The Hong Kong men's 4x100 metres relay team aim to make amends next year after failing to reach the final at the London Olympic Games this summer.28 Sep 2012 - 1:52am
Home sellers in Britain reduced the asking prices for a third month in September as the property market failed to cope with the "distractions" of the London 2012 Olympics, according to Rightmove.
Average asking prices in England and Wales fell 0.6 per cent, after declining 2.4 per cent in August, the operator of Britain's biggest property website said in a report in London today.19 Sep 2012 - 2:45am
When controversy arises on the mainland, most of us are instinctive in our reaction. We are conditioned to think in particularly ominous tones and believe there is a puppet master in Beijing who pulls the strings for 1.3 billion people. While it might be convenient, it's not necessarily the truth.2 Sep 2012 - 4:54am
British security giant G4S said that its failure to provide enough guards for the London Olympics would cost about £50 million (HK$612.9 million).
The company said in a results statement that it had booked the loss as an exceptional item in the first half. The provision was at the top end of its prior forecast.29 Aug 2012 - 3:42am
State television bosses on the mainland knew sporting icon Liu Xiang was seriously injured at the London Olympics, but were prevented from saying so by a government gagging order.
Millions of fans were stunned when Liu crashed to the track in agony after hitting the first barrier in his 110 metres hurdles heat.24 Aug 2012 - 3:15am
In any capital city, the best way to discover what is on its mind is to ask a taxi driver. 'Olympic legacies? Nah, I can't see any myself,' concluded the cabbie as we shuttled across the host city of the 2012 Games, the roar of the crowd that cheered Usain Bolt to his historic record still clanging in our ears.15 Aug 2012 - 11:27pm
LONDON — After 17 days glued to the television, the post-Olympics hangover surely has set in. No more track and field on prime time. No more swimming. No more gymnastics. No more BMX or rowing. Back to regularly-scheduled programming (read: NFL training camp and Major League Baseball).14 Aug 2012 - 7:49pm