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  1. Big Cash boost for elite athletes

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The Hong Kong Sports Institute hopes to double its number of full-time athletes to more than 350 at the redeveloped elite academy after the government ... athletes,' HKSI chief executive Trisha Leahy said yesterday. 'They have set in place a stable and long-term funding system for the elite training system.' The Sports Institute received ...

  2. Warnings planned for athletes on latest threats of danger

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing International Olympic stars arriving at the athletes' village in Beijing, which opens today, will be warned to be extra-vigilant following the alleged terrorist threat by the Turkistan Islamic Party. Australian team officials in Beijing discussed the threat and said they would brief their athletes on arrival. Their first delegation enters ...

  3. Game over for 170 elite athletes

    Posted Feb 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Tennis and athletics to lose status at institute after appeals fall on deaf ears Tennis and athletics are about to be kicked out of the Sports Institute after failing ... and medicine as well as finance for overseas training and competition- when their contracts expire on March 31. More than 170 athletes from the two sports programmes will be seriously affected ...

  4. Athletes' complex a great meeting place

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... THE THOUSANDS OF athletes and officials attending the Games, including those from the North, are staying at a secure apartment complex - The Athletes Village - in the northern outskirts ... that includes convenience stores, restaurants, laundry rooms, and banking and post office facilities. Four to eight athletes share an apartment. 'Our location is a good one because it is right next ...

  5. Olympic evolution

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... With the Olympics only nine days away, athletes from around the world are arriving in London to take part in over 300 events. But not all these events have stood the test of time since the birth of the modern Games. Source: IOC ...

  6. A sporting chance

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than 600 athletes face losing their training facilities at the end of the year when these are handed over to the Jockey Club for the 2008 Olympic Games equestrian events. Does the government do enough to support Hong Kong's athletes and sportspeople? Write to us ...

  7. Olympic Briefs

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... selected the first 148 restaurants to make the list, including the Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant and the Moscow Restaurant, as part of a drive to 'meet different palates of foreign athletes ... Chinese cuisines, Muslim and foreign foods,' Wang said. Athletes close to getting a voice Olympic athletes may be allowed to blog for the first time at the 2008 Beijing Games. ...

  8. Olympic spirit goes beyond the Games

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of that and will better appreciate it over the coming three weeks. With 10,343 athletes from 205 teams, it is the biggest sporting and cultural event, but it is about much more than the triumph of winning ... on China's and Hong Kong's athletes. In Beijing four years ago, China proved its prowess by taking more gold medals than any other nation, but it aims to go one better by besting the US ...

  9. Government made a mess of Games opening ceremony

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I was extremely disappointed with the East Asian Games opening ceremony on Saturday. I attended it because my daughter is one of the athletes. I spent HK$1,000 to get a ticket to support her and all the athletes but they were nowhere to be seen. I was really annoyed about this arrangement. We expect to be able to see all the athletes. We were supposed to welcome the athletes ...

  10. Sport shouldn't be a business

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... advertisements featuring famous athletes are cropping up everywhere. Despite the publicity drive, what do we know about the Olympics? Do we know who will represent Hong Kong or our motherland? Sports have now become a big business. Professional athletes are earning a lot of money. Big corporations use these athletes to sell their products. People may treat them as stars or idols ...




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