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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by STAFF

    ... rise   China is a country that due to its culture and superb athletic skills is a natural to do well at cricket Former England captain Mike Gatting, who is leading an MCC women's team ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Judge does South Africa proud in Pistorius trial

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Justice served in South Africa The sentence handed down to fallen South African athlete Oscar Pistorius for the shooting death of his girlfriend was always going ... about whether the case was one of domestic violence or the shooting of an intruder and if the charge should be murder or culpable homicide were peppered with the athlete's emotional ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., October 26, 2014

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by STAFF

    ... Oscar Pistorius After a lengthy trial, South Africa's "Blade Runner" was sentenced to five years in prison for culpable homicide for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, although the athlete could serve as little as 10 months behind bars. Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled that while a non-custodial sentence would send the wrong impression to the community, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., September 28, 2014

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 06:03am by STAFF

    ... tourists in Jordan during millennium celebrations. Britain said it would not allow him back into the country.   Shek Wai-hung The athlete became the first ever Hong Kong gymnast to win a gold medal ... the first time a local athlete has bagged two titles at a major multisports event. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Li Na, a winner on and off court

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Li Na, a winner on and off court Top athletes are known for their monumental will to achieve. They endure years of training and suffering- and sometimes injuries- to reach ... with millions of players. Overseas, she proved that there is future for standalone Chinese athletes, and perhaps inspired the way to reform China's sports regime. One of the few familiar Chinese ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:34am by STAFF

    ... after the athlete's controversial conviction for culpable homicide fuelled criticism of South Africa's legal system. Pistorius, 27, faces 15 years in prison or could dodge a jail term ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 5, 2014

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 04:10am by LETTERS

    ...   Achievements of athletes help bolster resolve While singing the praises of Hong Kong athletes for their shining performances at the Asian Games in Incheon, we should also take pride in what the future ... Kong from the British in the first place? When Hong Kong athletes show us that nothing is impossible by realising their dreams at the Asian Games, this bolsters our tenacity and determination ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must create jobs to inspire its frustrated youth

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:19pm by EDWARD TSE, SUNNY CHENG

    ... the mainland. We are proud that many young local athletes won medals at the recent Asian Games after many years of focused training efforts. We must do the same in the business sector and create new ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Li Na's win in Australia triggers debate over athletes' training system

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 03:06am by Teddy Ng

    ... of athletes The victory of Li Na in the Australian Open not only focused the attention of the media and bloggers on the glamour of the tennis star, but has also sparked a debate over whether the system for training the nation's athletes is in need of an overhaul. The media was abuzz with Li's success. Constant updates were given of her match in Melbourne, while many mainlanders ...




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