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  1. athlete of the week

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Name Christy Chan Tsz-ching School Diocesan Girls' School Grade Form Two Sport Tennis Achievements Christy, 15, finished No 2 in the Asian U14 girls' ranking last year. She captured the girls' doubles title with Maggie Ng and was ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    All Blacks fire World Cup warning shot with Wallabies rout

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 09:11pm by Reuters

    ... and Owen Franks are also still only in their mid-20s, yet have accumulated almost 140 caps between them. "We have a lot of motivated older athletes and some really motivated young athletes ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Endurance athletes try to break three hours in swimming and running

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 10:43pm by RACHEL JACQUELIN

    ... Rachel Jacqueline 'Cold Standard' competitors hope to break the magic mark in both disciplines by finishing a 10km swim then the marathon Endurance athletes aim to overcome power of three In marathon swimming and running, the magic number is three: a sub-three-hour 10-kilometre swim is as elusive as a sub-three-hour 42-kilometre run. The athlete who nails them both? Unheard ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

    Liverpool and Real Madrid can't wait to clash in Champions League

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:08am by APSPT

    ... Porto and Benfica were given manageable draws, the latter getting Ukrainians Shakhtar Donetsk, Athletic Bilbao of Spain and Belarus representatives BATE Borisov in Group H. Benfica, the twice ... Maribor (Slovenia). Group H: Porto (Portugal), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), Athletic Bilbao (Spain), BATE Borisov (Belarus). ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - ASIAN GAMES

    We'll fight for our athletes' eligibility at Asian Games, vow HK Olympic chiefs

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 10:34pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong athletes will need an SAR passport to take part at Incheon; those with permanent IDs can't compete 'We'll fight for our athletes' eligibility' Hong Kong athletes will need to have an SAR passport if they wish to take part at the Incheon Asian Games in September with the Olympic Council of Asia set to follow ...

  6. News - World - Ebola virus

    African detainee in Scotland tests negative after Ebola scare

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 06:04pm by AFP

    ... The latest test in Scotland comes after an athlete from Sierra Leone, competing at the this year Commonwealth Games in Glasgow was tested and found to be clear of Ebola last month. WATCH: What ... stepped up measures to contain the disease, the International Olympics Committee said athletes from Ebola-hit countries had been barred from competing in pool events and combat sports at the Youth ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Next year's Hong Kong Marathon won't raise quota of runners

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the growing numbers of participants for the biggest community sporting event. Kwan Kee, chairman of the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association, warned earlier this year that the showpiece event had ... the government for not changing the route, noting that the organisers and city officials had reviewed it together. Organisers said the move to bring the race forward to January would help athletes ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Corruption taints Indian athletes in Sochi

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 09:51pm by AP

    ... corruption-tainted officials from running for election The taint of corruption followed India’s Olympic athletes everywhere in Sochi. They were not allowed to enter the Olympic stadium marching under ... of corruption and it’s not a nice image for the country Shiva Keshavan But the athletes had done nothing wrong. Their administrative exile was the result of ethics violations by the Indian Olympic ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Li Na's win in Australia triggers debate over athletes' training system

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 03:06am by Teddy Ng

    ... of athletes The victory of Li Na in the Australian Open not only focused the attention of the media and bloggers on the glamour of the tennis star, but has also sparked a debate over whether the system for training the nation's athletes is in need of an overhaul. The media was abuzz with Li's success. Constant updates were given of her match in Melbourne, while many mainlanders ...

  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    Two Austrian athletes receive Winter Olympics kidnap threat

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:47am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Vienna Austrian athletes receive kidnap threats The Austrian Olympic Committee has received an anonymous letter containing a kidnap threat against two of its team ... The athletes named were Alpine skier Marlies Schild and skeleton pilot Janine Flock. "We have immediately alerted the Federal Criminal Agency, which is investigating the case," Mennel said. ...




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