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  1. Food tips for athletes

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... they need by eating a healthy balanced diet, however teen athletes will need to eat and drink more than their less active friends. Nutrition is the key to unlocking a teen athlete's full ... benefit some athletes. Sports drinks contain sugar and salts (on the label, it will say 'electrolytes'). These can help athletes make up for the use of energy and the loss of salt ...

  2. Competition over, the monkey business starts

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay The Oh-oh-oh-Ohhhlympics is in full swing in the Athletes' Village if you are to believe the tabloids. With the first week of action over, which means blue-riband sport ... dished out to the 10,000 athletes. Britain might be on an austerity drive, but they haven't scrimped on this important item. In Beijing, they only handed out 100,000 so the British have been ...

  3. Games shame

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writer A little more than a week before the start of the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, athletes are pulling out because of health and security concerns, and over the state ... rise dengue fever. Four athletes, including three world champions, have pulled out while Canada, Britain and New Zealand have delayed sending their teams. ...

  4. Gene doping- four of the obvious methods

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... Peter Goff Gene doping involves inserting genes into an athlete's cells that stimulate the production of certain genes which are thought to enhance performance. Here are four ... But while the muscles might bulge, the skeleton and organs do not grow in sync. GROWTH HORMONE THERAPY Inserting genes that produce growth hormones would also help an athlete develop strength ...

  5. HK drug-test agency to target EPO

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa The Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee (HKADC) is flexing its muscles even before its official launch. The body confirmed yesterday it would be testing athletes representing Hong ... Olympic Committee (HKOC). At a meeting with officials who will take part in the games, to be held in Bali, Indonesia, from October 18 to 26, the HKOC said athletes would face drugs scans, ...

  6. HK students getting physical in Beijing

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... adrenalin-pumping slogans adorning the walls of the stadiums where China's Olympic hopefuls are honing their skills. Athletes are making great sacrifices in their attempt to win medals next year ... who have completed their summer internships in the Olympic village in Beijing where they observed the provision of physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation care to athletes. The 12 students ...


    Research: sudden cardiac death

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Arresting figures on matters of the heart Is exercise dangerous? It seems so, with cases of young, healthy athletes collapsing suddenly and dying ... a myth that sudden cardiac death often takes place during rigorous physical activity. "Put it this way: if you have a 13-year-old kid who is not the star athlete who dies at home watching ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... organisers to improve participant safety for next year's event. Last week, the Amateur Athletic Association unveiled a team of 12 experts, including doctors, nutritionists, trainers and top local athletes, who will share practical tips and answer runners' questions over the next 20 weeks through Facebook facebook.com/hkmarathon Next year's race will be on Sunday, February ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ


    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... is naturally produced in the … a. Kidneys b. Thyroid gland c. Brain 2. The main benefit of EPO is an increase in … a. Speed b. Concentration c. Endurance 3. For EPO to be effective, the athlete would ...

  10. Afghan sent home after failing drug test

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Melanie Ho A cue sport athlete from Afghanistan has been sent home from the Asian Indoor Games after testing positive for a banned substance. Habibi Najeebullah returned a positive test for a cannabinoid, indicating the presence of a banned substance on the World Anti-Drug Agency's (Wada) prohibited list. Dr M Jegathesan, the Olympic Council of Asia's technical delegate ...




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