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  1. Sport - Hong Kong

    Eight-strong Hong Kong karatedo squad for Asian Games

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:18pm by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com An eight-member Hong Kong karatedo squad will compete at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Six athletes will be involved in the kumite (sparring) and two for the kata (patterns of moves) at the Games in early October. At least five of the athletes have won a medal at the Asian Championships (AKF senior and junior championships). “We ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend’s death after divisive trial

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:57pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Pretoria Athlete could face up to 15 years in jail, or walk free Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius arrived at the Pretoria High Court on Monday for a sentencing ... The 27-year-old Paralympic and Olympic athlete, whose lower legs were amputated as a baby, was convicted of culpable homicide last month for the Valentine’s Day shooting of 29-year-old law graduate ...


    Inside Incheon: Hong Kong Games leaders must accept that sports and politics do mix

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 12:12am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the deeds of our athletes- many of whom are students themselves- Pang, secretary general of the Hong Kong Sports Federation and & Olympic Committee, said: "At this forum, we are not here ... talk on how good the Hong Kong athletes were. Lau said: "It's a political thing. I don't think the athletes are very affected, it's not a natural disaster." Wrong ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - SPANISH PRIMERA LIGA

    Lionel Messi two goals away from La Liga's all-time record

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... in their debut top-flight season, have as many points as their far more illustrious neighbours Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad combined. "This is football and it's clear that if we defend ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Six new doping cases revealed by IAAF

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 02:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris The International Athletics Federation (IAAF) on Friday announced that a re-testing of samples from the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki has revealed six new cases of doping. “The six adverse findings involving Andrei Mikhnevich, Ivan Tsikhan, Vadim Devyatovskiy, Tatyana Kotova, Nazdeya Ostapchuk and Olga Kuzenkova have resulted ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - OLYMPICS

    'Great chance' for squash to join 2020 Olympics, says Tony Choi

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:45pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... of athletes participating. At the last IOC session in Buenos Aires in 2013, wrestling was reinstated to the Olympic family after surprisingly being removed from the core sports, but baseball ...

  7. News - China - POLLUTION

    Beijing marathon runners don face masks to battle severe smog

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 02:41pm by Li Jing

    ... of the athletes ran with no protection, according to participant Wang Xing. "It's impossible to run with a mask on, especially for the second half," said Wang, who dropped out of the 42km ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    College athletes deserve income

    Posted May 10th 2014, 10:52pm by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan NCAA's iniquitous system of preserving players' amateur status amounts to little more than cynical exploitation College athletes deserve income Someone is about to get paid a lot of money very soon. It certainly will not be me and it might not be you. However, someone blessed with prodigious athletic gifts is about to reap a small fortune. Specifically ...


    Inside Incheon: Gangnam-Style ceremony may ease nation's pain

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:15pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Incheon South Korean government hopes host athletes will go some way towards alleviating the pain of ferry disaster Gangnam-Style ceremony may ease nation's pain ... 831 athletes competing in all 36 sports Let's hope Psy's performance at what is expected to be a colourful opening ceremony can bring back some joy to his country which is still ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - ASIAN GAMES

    China comes out on top in Asian Games with 151 gold medals

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:00am by CHAN KIN-WA, AFP

    ... sending a record 472 athletes to Incheon, Hong Kong returned home with fewer gold and silver medals compared with the 2010 Guangzhou Games, when it captured eight gold, 15 silver and 17 bronze ... to identify as many sporting talent as [other] countries can. The overall results have proved our athletes are making progress." The six gold medals came from cycling (two), windsurfing (two), ...




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