Summer Olympics Torch Relay

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.

Thursday, 3 May, 2012, 12:00am

Proud reputation put to the test

The right to protest and the maintenance of public order are both matters which are close to Hong Kong people's hearts. There have been numerous protests since the handover - some of them involving many thousands of people - but they have generally been peaceful and orderly. In this respect, our city has been a model for other parts of the world.

1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Disruptive protests put innocent citizens at risk and alienated visitors to city

Rowdy protests were held on July 1 with defiant protesters blocking main roads in parts of Central [following the main march]. Scuffles broke out between the police and the demonstrators.

I was very disappointed by what happened and by the fact that some lawmakers were involved in these actions.

12 Jul 2011 - 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

Alvin Sallay

It wasn't riveting stuff by any stretch of the imagination, but like a few sorry souls, we were also glued to the television watching the Olympic torch meander through Hong Kong on Friday.

One man who didn't watch the local politicos and businessmen enjoy their Kodak moment was A de O Sales, the former president of the Hong Kong Sports Federation and Olympic Committee.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Macau's loyalty evident without a hint of dissent

When it comes to patriotism, Hong Kong is not in the same league as Macau, the experience of the torch relay in the two cities shows.

Hong Kong police on Friday had to 'protect' demonstrators by removing them, after activists clashed with cheering crowds.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Torch relay a cakewalk in Macau

There was no doubt that the Olympic torch was firmly in China yesterday.

While there were minor protests during the Hong Kong leg of the relay on Friday, it was all smooth sailing in Macau.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

The flame lights up HK

Through rain, haze and occasional voices of protest, the Olympic torch was proudly carried through Hong Kong yesterday, cheered on by many thousands of enthusiastic supporters celebrating the first leg of the relay on Chinese soil.

3 May 2008 - 12:00am

After the fervour, it's time for Beijing to reflect

Since Hong Kong's return to China, there have been many events to mark the city's national identity, such as National Day, anniversaries of the handover, flag-raisings and fireworks celebrations. None, however, has proclaimed the city's proud sense of patriotism as spontaneously as yesterday's Hong Kong section of the Olympic torch relay.

3 May 2008 - 12:00am

Colourful show of support

Waving red flags and shaking yellow pompoms, hundreds of Leung Kui Kau Lutheran Primary School students were out in the noonday sun on Wednesday, practising their cheering for today's historical 2008 Beijing Olympics torch relay.

The Sha Tin school is one of the few schools close enough to the relay route to be able to take part in the festivities.

2 May 2008 - 12:00am

Games views must be aired, but peacefully

Officials had the good sense to allow actress and human rights advocate Mia Farrow to enter Hong Kong yesterday. Our city's reputation for tolerance of free speech has been under a cloud after eight activists, who intended to protest at today's Olympic Games torch relay, were denied entry.

2 May 2008 - 12:00am

Macau police prepare show of force despite low risk of protests

Macau police are pulling out all the stops to guard the Olympic torch relay tomorrow, despite a 'low risk' of disruptive protests on the last leg before the flame enters the mainland.

2 May 2008 - 12:00am

Olympic flame arrives in HK, but it's hard to catch a glimpse

The Olympic flame arrived in Hong Kong yesterday - the first time in 44 years - to begin a tour of Chinese cities before arriving in Beijing in August.

Senior Hong Kong officials welcomed the flame at the airport and at another ceremony at the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui as it returned to Chinese soil after a bruising, protest-marred journey overseas.

1 May 2008 - 12:00am

Political Animal

Liberal chief sees no favouritism in relay picks

1 May 2008 - 12:00am

Torch nears end of a troubled road to the Olympics

The Olympic torch relay that snaked through 19 cities before its arrival on Chinese soil yesterday was meant to be a time of glory for a rising world power. Instead, it turned out to be a fiasco, with heavy security needed at almost every stop to shield the torch from protesters.

1 May 2008 - 12:00am