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Summer Olympic Games

One unlucky sport set to be axed from Olympics

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee is set to vote to have a sport removed from the 2020 Summer Games.

Tuesday, 12 February, 2013, 5:45am

Madrid Olympics bid 'good for economy'

Madrid winning the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games would deliver just the boost that is needed as Spain battles a gruelling recession, the bid leader Alejandro Blanco said in an interview.

4 Nov 2012 - 2:16am

Booted out of the Games, Yu Yang quits badminton

Chinese Olympic badminton champion Yu Yang says she is quitting the sport after being disqualified from the London Games in a match-throwing scandal.

'This is my last competition. Goodbye Badminton World Federation, goodbye my beloved badminton,' Yu, 26, wrote on her microblog.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

King of the Road Wong says it's time to abdicate

For the services he has given over the past two decades and the honours he has won, Hong Kong cycling ace Wong Kam-po deserves nothing less than a Grand Bauhinia medal.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

China's golden 50


Fang Yuting, 23, Cheng Ming, 26, Xu Jing, 22 Women's team

Major achievement: 2012 Olympic test event silver medal

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A legacy that few can afford

It is easily the most foreboding quote in the history of the Olympics, certainly from the business end of things. 'The Olympics can no more lose money than a man can have a baby,' said Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau in 1970 after his city was awarded the 1976 Olympiad. Thirty years after the Games ended, the city made their final payment on a US$1.6 billion debt.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

London calling

Long-distance swimmer Natasha Tang Wing-yung has had her eyes set on competing at the Olympics for years. But, after thinking she had missed her chance, that dream has come true - in the place of her birth.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Wu Minxia: 3m individual/synchronised springboard

The United States is the most successful diving nation in Olympic history: it tops the all-time medals table with a total of 131 (48 gold, 41 silver and 42 bronze).

China is a distant second, with 49 medals: 27 gold, 14 silver and eight bronze; Sweden lies third with 14 (six, eight and seven).

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Living the Olympic dream

Name: Lok Kwan-hoi Age: 25

Name: Leung Chun-shek Age: 26

Event: Rowing - men's lightweight double sculls

Olympic experience: None

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Fencer makes Olympic mark

Hong Kong's teenage foil fencer Nicholas Choi has qualified for this summer's London Olympics - achieving his dream four years earlier than planned.

Choi, 19, became Hong Kong's youngest-ever Olympic fencing representative after securing a world ranking of 46 during qualifying.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am