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  1. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Carter injury deals Jamaica fresh blow

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 11:10am by Agence France-Presse in Lausanne

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lausanne Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter, the second fastest man over 100m this year, pulled out of Wednesday’s meet at Lucerne because of a thigh injury, organisers said. Carter was a member of Jamaica’s 4x100m relay gold medal win ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1285248/carter-injury-deals-jamaica-fresh-blow
  2. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Jamaica’s Blake withdraws from world championships

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 11:35am by Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica

    ... Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica Olympic sprinter Yohan Blake of Jamaica has withdrawn from the world championships in Moscow next month due to a nagging hamstring injury. Agent Cubie Seegobin says that although Blake has made “vast improvement” sinc ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1284568/jamaicas-blake-withdraws-world-championships
  3. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Bolt will have to qualify for 100 metres at world championships

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 01:05pm

    ... should go to his training partner Yohan Blake. But Bolt was given his country’s wildcard entry into the 200m after the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) ruled in his favour for the longer sprint. The JAAA was forced to choose between its own athletes after the sport’s world body ruled that only one wild card would be allowed per country for each event. Jamaica had two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1259839/bolt-will-have-qualify-100-metres-world-championships
  4. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Bolt runs track-record 19.79 in 200 at Bislett

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 09:25am by Associated Press in Oslo

    ... Associated Press in Oslo Piqued by suggestions of a possible decline, Usain Bolt responded with a blistering season debut at 200 meters and a track record at the Bislett Games. “I’m not in as bad shape as I thought I was,” Bolt said Thursday after his emp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1260561/bolt-runs-track-record-1979-200-bislett
  5. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Athlete jumps at the chance to set new skipping record

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Tai Po teen set a world record of 500 skips in three minutes in the US two years ago. Now, he wants to push it further in front of a home crowd Athlete jumps ... stood out from other athletes because of his determination and hard work. "It is difficult for an athlete to give 80 to 90 per cent effort in training for a three-minute endurance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560498/athlete-jumps-chance-set-new-skipping-record
  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea develops mushroom drink to boost athletic prowess

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 09:42pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Mushrooms the magic ingredient for athletes North Korean scientists have developed a sports drink made from mushrooms to enhance athletic prowess, according to state media. ... of Sciences had developed a "very effective" mushroom drink to help athletes recover from exertion. "They succeeded in finding the way to cultivate mushroom fungus and made a functional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523982/north-korea-develops-mushroom-drink-boost-athletic-prowess
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Asian Games medals demanded as government stumps up HK$376 million for elite athletes

    Posted May 30th 2014, 12:18am by Alvin Sallay

    ... championships or qualify for the Olympic Games to retain their status." The Sports Commission endorsed funding of HK$376 million to the HKSI from the Elite Athletes Development Fund (EADF), which ... athletes' costs for the 16 core sports." We are pushing all sports to increase their numbers of full-time athletes for the ultimate aim is to have more podium-ready athletes across the board ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1521343/government-funds-asian-games-squad-tune-hk376-million
  8. Sport - Other Sport - Commonwealth Games

    Wales team rocked by another drug shock

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 12:42am by Reuters

    ... Agence France-Presse in Glasgow Hurdler and co-captain Rhys Williams, son of Lions rugby legend JJ Williams, is second athlete in Commonwealth Games squad to fail doping test Wales team ... violation, which has come as a great shock to me Rhys Williams "Team Wales has worked with athletes to ensure they understand their anti-doping responsibilities," the body said. "All ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1559259/wales-team-rocked-another-drug-shock
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - ASIAN GAMES

    Passport reprieve lets selected Hong Kong athletes take part in Asian Games

    Posted May 19th 2014, 10:51pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... passports Partial reprieve for HK athletes Fourteen Hong Kong athletes have been given dispensation by the Olympic Council of Asia to take part in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, despite ... in the previous Games, four years ago in Guangzhou. The OCA is now following Olympic rules of eligibility which require athletes to hold a passport of the country they wish to represent. The fact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1515817/partial-reprieve-hong-kong-athletes

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