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  1. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Carter injury deals Jamaica fresh blow

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 11:10am by Agence France-Presse in Lausanne

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lausanne Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter, the second fastest man over 100m this year, pulled out of Wednesday’s meet at Lucerne because of a thigh injury, organisers said. Carter was a member of Jamaica’s 4x100m relay gold medal win ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Jamaica’s Blake withdraws from world championships

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 11:35am by Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica

    ... Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica Olympic sprinter Yohan Blake of Jamaica has withdrawn from the world championships in Moscow next month due to a nagging hamstring injury. Agent Cubie Seegobin says that although Blake has made “vast improvement” sinc ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Bolt will have to qualify for 100 metres at world championships

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 01:05pm

    ... should go to his training partner Yohan Blake. But Bolt was given his country’s wildcard entry into the 200m after the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) ruled in his favour for the longer sprint. The JAAA was forced to choose between its own athletes after the sport’s world body ruled that only one wild card would be allowed per country for each event. Jamaica had two ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Bolt runs track-record 19.79 in 200 at Bislett

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 09:25am by Associated Press in Oslo

    ... Associated Press in Oslo Piqued by suggestions of a possible decline, Usain Bolt responded with a blistering season debut at 200 meters and a track record at the Bislett Games. “I’m not in as bad shape as I thought I was,” Bolt said Thursday after his emp ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - ASIAN GAMES

    Hong Kong athletes offer value for money in Incheon Asian Games

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 09:18pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com City athletes repaid the millions of dollars shelled out by the government with a tally of 42 medals and a top-10 finish in Incheon Record haul offers value for money It has been money well spent, says Hong Kong Sports Institute chief executive Trisha Leahy, as she signs off the report card for the Incheon Asian Games. Athletes from the elite ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong athletes did city proud at Asian Games

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial City can be proud of sporting talent Hong Kong's 472-strong squad of athletes won just six gold medals at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, ... for the least advantaged in society. But it is the will to be the best, not mere financial rewards, driving athletes. In that regard, Hong Kong did well, finishing 13th of the 37 states and territories ...

  7. Athletes to elderly benefit from Axelo's cutting-edge sensors

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 11:41am

    ... Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh, Krystin Chu, Christina Liedke, Jessica Ryan and Yujia Wen Axelo is an Austin-based technology company focusing on innovative health-related applications spanning sports and aerospace. The company's 3D sensing technology i ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - MULTISPORT

    Asian Games can accommodate more athletes, says OCA chief

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 12:14am by Alvin Sallay

    ... can cope with more athletes: OCA chief There are no plans to introduce qualifying standards for the Asian Games as there is still room to accommodate more athletes, said top official Sheikh ... billion for the 2010 Guangzhou Games- there have been calls from some quarters to cut back on numbers participating. But Sheikh Ahmad, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia, said athletes ...

  9. Sport - ASIAN GAMES

    Hong Kong Asian Games athletes surpass Guangzhou Games total

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 10:22pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Incheon kinwa.chan@scmp.com Competitors have surpassed the 40 podium places they achieved in Guangzhou four years ago, with bowling, karate and rugby contributing Hong Kong athletes set record for medal haul Hong Kong made a key breakthrough in their total medal haul after adding four podium places in Incheon yesterday. With three silver medals from karate, tenpin ...


    Saudis take a backward step over women athletes

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 11:02pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Saudis take a backward step over women athletes What happened to Sarah and Wojdan, the two female athletes from Saudi Arabia who took part in the London Olympics? They were heralded as the new face of a more open and emancipated kingdom. But the failure of Saudi Arabia to include any female athletes at these Games suggests London was just a flash in the pan and not the first ...




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