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  1. Kiprotich grabs 10K Challenge in first race as married man

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Thomas Kiprotich won his first race as a married man with a gun-to-tape victory in the Hong Kong 10K Challenge at Tin Shui Wai yesterday. The 22-year-old Kenyan athlete tied the knot last month, and said he now needs to win races to support his new-found status as a husband. 'I'm racing in a 10k event in Singapore next weekend and then I will run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698443/kiprotich-grabs-10k-challenge-first-race-married-man
  2. Games super-track runs into trouble with the athletes

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka The state-of-the-art Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground has already drawn flak, with athletes complaining about training rules, media restrictions and staff struggling to come ... it was 'common practice'. LCSD information officer Chris Choy said that since June 1 the warm-up track had been reserved by the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association from 4pm to 10pm on weekdays. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686621/games-super-track-runs-trouble-athletes
  3. Glitches remain at venue for East Asian Games

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground's repaired track passed its first test yesterday, but Hong Kong's venue for December's East Asian Games athletics events is still not functioning perfectly. 'There is still room for improvement,' Fung Wang-tak, Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association's vice-chairman, said after staging the final leg of the Athletic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696477/glitches-remain-venue-east-asian-games
  4. City athletes put on a good showing

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Local athletes pulled off some impressive performances at both the National Games in Shandong and the final round of the Hong Kong Athletic League at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground over the past week. Some of Hong Kong's top athletes went to the mainland to take part in the National Games, providing other athletes with a chance at the Hong Kong Athletic League ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696688/city-athletes-put-good-showing
  5. gear

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Zoe Mak Canvas sneakers are an all-season essential for every guy's wardrobe. Lightweight and versatile, they go perfectly with shorts or jeans in the summer. Mercibeaucoup (HK$999) Make your life easier by tying the shoelaces loosely and hiding t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684856/gear
  6. Something's wrong when athletes have to pay to play on world stage

    Posted May 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Moussambani had never even seen an Olympic-size pool before arriving in Sydney. Hong Kong is rich. We have a government that subsidises athletes for international sporting events. But apparently ... of the tab when athletes take part in international events like a world championship or an Asian championship. When it comes to multi-sport events, like the Olympics or the Asian Games, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678888/somethings-wrong-when-athletes-have-pay-play-world-stage
  7. Delight over HK$20m government windfall for athletes

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hundreds of athletes preparing for the East Asian Games in December will receive a HK$20 million boost from the government, which will soon inject fresh funds into the Arts ... earmarked HK$20 million for the athletes preparing for the East Asian Games,' said Jonathan McKinley, deputy secretary for Home Affairs. 'This money will be disbursed to the relevant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669595/delight-over-hk20m-government-windfall-athletes
  8. Record athletics team handed cash incentives

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-Wa Hong Kong will be represented by their largest-ever athletics squad at the East Asian Games in December- and for any lucky winners, cash rewards of HK$200,000 await. ... by only 11 track and field athletes at the last East Asian Games in Macau four years ago. 'Other than those who have reached the qualifying marks, we also want to give the opportunity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692375/record-athletics-team-handed-cash-incentives
  9. athlete of the week

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... 1 volleyball competition for four years in a row. He was the Most Valuable Player in the Young Volleyball Athletes Training Scheme in the 2008-2009 school year. He is also the teenage group champion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701326/athlete-week
  10. athlete of the week

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... at the Asian Junior Wushu Championships in Singapore in 2005. She won gold medals in changquan and qiangshu respectively. She is the most promising junior female wushu athlete in Hong Kong, and has ... a jianshu gold medal in 2007 and a daoshu gold medal this year. She is a four-time winner of the Hong Kong Sports Institute's Outstanding Junior Athlete Awards. Soundbite 'When ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697169/athlete-week

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