Olympic Flame

Virtuous circles

We were in Oxford the day the Olympic flame came through last month, so my wife and I joined the crowd lining the roads to watch.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:07pm

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

EOC report focuses on men's tough times

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

From Fanling to carrying Games' torch in London

A radio presenter born in Hong Kong will carry the Olympic torch through London in July as a representative of the young, Chinese and Filipino communities in Britain.

The half-Chinese, half-Filipino Steven Cheung, 22, is to be one of 8,000 torch-bearers to carry the flame on a 70-day journey through Britain.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Salesman gets to run for his money

Chen Jianli , a 26-year-old salesman, followed the Beijing Olympics torch relay to different mainland cities in 2008 to peddle copycat souvenirs to onlookers. He did the same during the Asian Games torch relay this month.

In how many Guangdong cities did you go to peddle souvenirs during the Asian Games torch relay?

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Caution confines torch's travels to the homeland

President Hu Jintao lit the cauldron yesterday at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing to start the torch relay for the Asian Games in Guangzhou, which open on November 12.

13 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Torch relay to head to Beijing

With 50 days to go to the largest sporting gala in town, the on-going Hong Kong schools' East Asian Games torch relay programme will cruise into Beijing next month.

The torch relay got underway with the September start of the new school term. It kicked off at the Tai Po Old Market Public School, with the aim of promoting the Games among students.

15 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Countdown starts to National Games

Badminton star Yip Pui-yin is expecting a campaign even tougher than the one she fought at the Olympics when she makes her debut at the National Games in Shandong province next month.

13 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Maybe it was just too hot to get interested in the East Asian Games torch relay

Maybe it was post-Olympic syndrome, or the heat, but the East Asian Games torch relay proved much less of a draw for Hongkongers than the one before the Beijing Olympics.

30 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Top roles reversed for Games torch relay

Local sports stars Lee Lai-shan and Wong Kam-po will reverse their roles when they take part in the East Asian Games torch relay in two weeks' time.

In the Olympic relay in May last year, windsurfing gold medallist Lee, also known as San San, was the first bearer and cyclist Wong the last.

15 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Games organisers want torch relay in all districts

Organisers of the East Asian Games are planning a torch relay to tour all 18 districts of Hong Kong.

While the Olympic torch was carried through 10 districts in May, a spokeswoman for the East Asian Games Company said they wanted an event that would cover more areas.

30 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Torch passes through Nanjing

The Paralympic torch relay stopped in the historical city of Nanjing yesterday. Sixty torch-bearers took part in the 3km relay in the capital of Jiangsu .

3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Secrets of Olympic torch revealed

Some secrets of the 'auspicious cloud' torch used to light the Olympic cauldron two weeks ago were revealed yesterday, including the one which has furrowed the most brows: did the flame blow out for several seconds while torch-bearer Li Ning was being lifted up to light the cauldron?

27 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: One World, One Dream

22 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Flag and flame bring city pride

Hong Kong had two occasions for pride in the capital yesterday, as the bauhinia flag was raised at the Olympic Village and the former environment chief took part in the torch relay.

8 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

HK runners do their bit

Irons Sze Wing-wai chanted 'Go Hong Kong! Go China!' and waved to the crowd while running with the torch on southwest Beijing's Zhonghe Road yesterday.

He clearly felt honoured to be the only torch-bearer from Hong Kong chosen by the Beijing municipal government to represent Hong Kong, Macau and overseas Chinese in the relay's final leg.

7 Aug 2008 - 12:00am