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  1. Keep athletes village in the public sector, lawmakers urge

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Lawmakers have urged the government not to grant development rights for the 2023 Asian Games athletes' village to private developers to avoid giving an impression of business ... Council that the government was keeping an open mind on who would build the accommodation for the 11,000 athletes and officials. 'There are two proposals for the building of an athletes ...

  2. World-class athletes headed for HK

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay China, Japan and South Korea have promised to send a number of their world-class athletes for next December's East Asian Games, according to Hong Kong sports supremo ... Games. A total of 4,000 athletes and officials will gather on December 5, 2009, to take part in 23 sports featuring 281 medal events. 'The East Asian region boasts the best athletes in Asia ...

  3. Funding call to support athletes' aid programmes

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Chung Pak-kwong is disappointed the government provides no additional resources for tertiary education institutes to support elite athletes who pursue academic studies. ... for athletes. This included more flexible schemes for athletes to complete their studies, establishing bridging programmes for athletes to meet academic requirements and providing special assistance ...

  4. Torch relay 'will be for athletes'

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Jimmy Cheung Most of the 120 torch-bearers taking part in the Olympic relay in Hong Kong will be athletes, a senior government official told lawmakers yesterday. Donald ... would get a chance to take part. Speaking during a Legislative Council home affairs panel meeting, Democrat legislator Andrew Cheng Kar-foo said: 'The Olympics are an event for athletes ...

  5. $100m boost for HK athletes

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa The government is going to inject an extra $100 million into the Arts and Sport Development Fund to boost Hong Kong athletes' medal hopes at a series of upcoming major ... funding to help athletes prepare for and participate in major games, including the Olympics, Asian, East Asian and National Games as well as the staging of major international sports events ...

  6. Medal hopes

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government will spend millions to help the city's athletes excel at the 2012 Olympics. Is having a large budget enough, or must there be a change of attitude among young Hongkongers towards sport? Write to us ...

  7. Cash incentives

    Posted Apr 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Local elite athletes have been given a 'pay rise' of up to 100 per cent by the government in a bid to help raise the standards of sports in Hong Kong. Is this the right approach? Write to us. ...

  8. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... We must... continue the scientific concept of development, promote social harmony and improve people's livelihood and welfare President Hu Jintao spells out the party line They came to Munich in the spirit of peace and solidarity. We owe it to them to keep the spirit alive and to remember them IOC president Jacques Rogge pays tribute to the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches ...

  9. Who said it?

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... chairman of the Hong Kong Amateur Athletics Association, on the biggest obstacle to expanding the city's annual marathon: road closures ...

  10. Flying the flag

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... president Timothy Fok Tsun-ting. Hong Kong will send a squad of 34 athletes to compete in 11 sports at next month's Games. 'The flag presentation signifies the beginning of our Olympic campaign, and I am sure all our athletes will try their best and do Hong Kong proud,' Mr Fok said. ...




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