Local supporters in the dark

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 21 August, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 21 August, 2003, 12:00am

Supporters of the Hong Kong team at the Universiade in Daegu, South Korea, are having a hard time following the progress of their favourite athletes since the local Chinese press offers limited coverage of the event.

The World University Games, which begin today and run until August 31, are the student version of the Olympics.

Local basketball star Choi Fong-yue, a Universiade participant in 1995 and 1997, said: 'I want to know more about the Hong Kong men's basketball team at the Games. However, the local Chinese press do not report on the event.'