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London Olympics

Sebastian Coe lays down blueprint for future of sport

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

Dawn Fraser urges lifelong ban on Australian Olympic swimmers who used sleeping pills

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

Chinese women's badminton duo rewarded despite being kicked out of London Olympics

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

How they see it, December 30, 2012

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

Left Field: The time for excuses from Hong Kong athletes is over

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

Games brings economic respite but London pines for tourists

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

Olympic title just the first step for Li

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 property prices make rebound from post-Olympic slump

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

Hong Kong 4x100m relay team aiming high for 2013

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

Olympics 'distracted' buyers in Britain's housing market

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