The Olympics

HKU student stunned as she lives the dream

Hong Kong University student Fong Yee-pui could not believe her eyes when she walked into the Olympic Stadium yesterday morning - 80,000 people already waiting for action on the first day of track and field.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:58pm

Greedy NBA may bar stars in future years

Michelle Obama was there to give the players a hug and her best wishes after NBA's multi-million-dollar superstars laid the foundations of the United States' gold-medal campaign with an easy win over France. It was all smiles and high-fives - but there seems to be a cloud on the horizon, as black as those which for the first time brought heavy rain to previously sunny London.

31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Olympic strokes

'Harmony during development' might sound like a slogan heard during a National People's Congress meeting, but it is, in fact, the central theme of an art exhibition featuring the work of Chinese painters being staged during the London Olympics.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Backing the financial winners from the Games

Are you playing the Olympics right? As the Games kick off this week, it's time to check if your portfolio is positioned in a way to make the best of the event, which is expected to affect stocks, the economy, property and currency, though experts differ on the degree.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am



22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Roald Bradstock

FUN AND GAMES I was told not to do any sport when I was diagnosed with spina bifida. My mother had noticed that my head was growing in disproportion to the rest of my body, and I remember being six years old in hospital looking at an X-ray of my back. The doctor told me to walk away and come back, looked at the X-ray and said he was surprised I could walk.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Olympic evolution

With the Olympics only nine days away, athletes from around the world are arriving in London to take part in over 300 events. But not all these events have stood the test of time since the birth of the modern Games.

Source: IOC

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Sailing could be next for axe

Former Olympian and millionaire businessman Neil Pryde has warned sailing is in danger of being kicked out of the Olympics as the fallout continues from the controversial decision to dump windsurfing in favour of kiteboarding for the 2016 Games.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Games officials keen to trumpet benefits of a lasting legacy

With Britain technically in a double-dip recession, officials are hoping that the summer Olympic Games will pave the streets in gold or perhaps some well-deserved silver. It will be the third time that London will host the global show so, with some luck and a great deal of planning, Team GB can expect the tills to ring before, during and after the event.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

Cut and thrust of life at the sharp end

Representing your country at the Olympics is the pinnacle for athletes, and in most developed nations they would be showered with financial and other support. That is not always the case in Hong Kong, as fencer Leung Ka-ming has discovered.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Olympics may be Lorgat's last legacy

It is perhaps fitting the Olympic brief will be one of the last tasks for Haroon Lorgat, chief executive of the International Cricket Council, who will step down at the ICC's annual conference in Kuala Lumpur in June.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

England and Australia set course for Rio

Great Britain v Australia: it's one of the great sporting rivalries and perhaps nowhere more so than at the Olympics. From 2016, sevens gets added to the Games mix, and the two nations are taking different paths as they target gold in Rio.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Sevens explosion 'inevitable'

Sevens is set to become rugby union's global game now that it is in the Olympics, says All Blacks legend John Kirwan, who warned this should not be viewed by the establishment as a threat to the traditional 15-a-side game.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Chasing the dream

Athlete Jessica Ching Siu-nga, 24, knows all about being a pace ahead of everyone else. But lately, something else has added a spring to her step: the goal of being the first Hong Kong race walker to compete in the Olympics.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Making an impression

What a difference four years make in the life cycle of the Olympics.

In May 2007, with just over a year to go until the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Spiritual Civilisation Steering Committee, the official etiquette watchdog, dispatched patrols around the capital to stamp out spitting, swearing and smoking ahead of New China's debutante ball.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am