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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    2012 London Games goes beyond motto to inspire generations of athletes

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... they have enshrined for more than a century, it is to be hoped sports laboratories stay a step ahead of the cheats. Cyclist Lee headed up a creditable showing by Hong Kong athletes, with a table ... perhaps hopes of a gold medal in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Despite the government's HK$7 billion elite athletes development fund and a HK$1.8 billion redevelopment of the Hong Kong ...

  2. Question of the week: Which athlete do you admire most?

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... medal. I admire his strength and modesty. He received no monetary reward, yet he never complained. Taral Gurung, 15, YMCA of HK Christian College My favourite athlete is the living legend, ... The athlete I admire the most is the great hotdog eating champion Takeru Kobayashi of Japan. He consumed 44 and 1/2 hotdogs in 12 minutes. I want to be just like him! Victoria Cindy Lai, 15, South ...

  3. Athletes, politicians and tycoons head torch list

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun, Fanny W. Y. Fung and Chan Kin-wa San San delighted with 'great honour' of being the first bearer Athletes, tycoons, top artists and government-friendly politicians ... 50 athletes, retired athletes and other sports figures who will take a turn with the torch. 'I was only told today that I will be the first bearer,' Lee said yesterday. 'This ...

  4. Athletes welcome proposed sports hall of fame

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Retired athletes including windsurfer Lee Lai-shan welcomed the idea of setting up a sports 'hall of fame' on Mong Kok's 'Sneaker Street', but said ... streets, known for their concentration of sports shoe shops. Lee, Hong Kong's lone Olympic gold medallist, said she supported the idea because it could boost athletes' status in Hong ...

  5. SAR athletes face cash shortfall as scheme hangs in balance

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong's athletes taking part in the three major games later this year may be forced to do so without any funding from the Athlete Incentive Awards Scheme. The fund, ... and asked the management to review the whole situation,' said a director who did not want to be named. 'There needs to be a solution or the athletes will suffer. I don't think anybody ...

  6. HK athletes mere spectators

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... IT'S BEEN AN EYE-OPENING - and sometimes shocking - experience for Hong Kong student athletes at the 2003 Universiade that ended here yesterday. Their volleyball and basketball teams ... in the competition's second phase earlier last week. In the pool and on the track, as well, medal glory was pure fantasy. Although the SAR's squad of 56 athletes took part in nine sports at the 22nd ...

  7. Everyone's a winner when our athletes excel

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sports gathering comes to a close in Doha today, our small team of athletes has set a record by collecting 28 medals- six gold, 12 silver and 10 bronze. Their achievements have shown the merits of a policy of targeted investment in training elite sportsmen and importing talent from outside Hong Kong to complement local athletes. The outstanding performance of some of our younger athletes ...

  8. Fresh cash incentive for local athletes

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell A lucrative incentive scheme for local athletes has been expanded to reward those who excel at the East Asian Games in Macau next month. The Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) and Hang Seng Bank will continue to recognise outstanding achievements by Hong Kong athletes at major sporting events from 2005 to 2008, officials said. The Hang Seng Athlete Incentive ...

  9. Closure of training base worries athletes

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Singapore Top athletes and coaches at the Hong Kong Sports Institute were both pleased and concerned yesterday after it was announced Hong Kong would host the 2008 Olympic equestrian events. 'As an athlete and Hong Kong person, I feel happy that my city is to be involved in an Olympic event,' said Lee Lai-shan, the 1996 Olympic windsurfing champion. ...

  10. Case study 1: Sam Wong Tak-sum

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Windsurfer Sam Wong Tak-sum has been recognised with numerous international awards over the past two decades. He first gained fame at the age of 20, and now, as a retired athlete, he is working at the Hong Kong Athlete Career and Education Programme. He manages and hosts seminars to help athletes plan for retirement. He started windsurfing when he was 15 and became ...




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