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Summer Olympics Bids

Tokyo Olympic bid is 'healing Japan's wounds'

Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Olympic Games was helping to heal the wounds left by the massive quake and tsunami that killed nearly 19,000 people in Japan last year, the bid leader Tsunekazu Takeda said.

Friday, 2 November, 2012, 4:14am

Short Sport, September 26, 2012

First woman set to umpire grand final

26 Sep 2012 - 2:38am

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

Medal success spurs support for Games bid

Hong Kong's success at the Asian Games in Guangzhou has led more people to support a bid to host the 2023 event, Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing said yesterday.

This came as a survey of primary and secondary school pupils by Baptist University found 76 per cent supported a bid.

29 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Legislators raise more doubts over cut-price bid for 2023 Asian Games

The government's latest attempt to lure support for a bid to host the 2023 Asian Games, by proposing a HK$8.5 billion budget cut, appears to have backfired. Legislators voiced further doubts yesterday about the revised figures.

11 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Verbruggen's vision a blast of fresh air

Lines are being drawn and demarcations etched right across the mainland during these uncertain, last 124 days before the opening ceremony of the 2008 Games, and an intoxicating mix of paranoia and passion is coursing through hot-blooded, Olympic veins.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Olympic Briefs

IOC calls for united Koreas

3 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Moment of truth for five cities hoping to stage the 2012 games

It is crunch time today for the five cities bidding for the 2012 Olympics. After years of preparations, the bid candidates - London, Paris, Madrid, Moscow and New York - will face the moment of truth when they come up before members of the International Olympic Committee, who will vote for the winner.

6 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

5 4 3 2 1.....Let the voting begin

Five major world cities and an equal number of sports will anxiously await their fate this week in Singapore when the IOC votes during its 117th session - by far the most important in Olympic history.

3 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

It's all boiling down to a tale of two cities

What is increasingly seen as a two-horse race has entered the final bend with London and Paris neck and neck after the International Olympic Committee's evaluation commission last week declaring that the bids of the two cities for the 2012 Games were of a 'very high quality'.

12 Jun 2005 - 12:00am