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  1. Athletes hamstrung by serious lack of funds and facilities

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the 2009 East Asian Games. However, most athletes in the special administrative region face many problems that prevent them from reaching international levels of performance. Young people from ... with the space they need to train properly. Our young athletes therefore have no choice but to book time at the sports centres which are run by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. ...

  2. Gold for elite athletes, fat chance for the rest

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer Almost two weeks into the Olympics, China sits atop the medals table and its athletes have never been more popular. But their success has come at a fearsome price. After China ... as well as the coaching and selection of the athletes, was added up. It is likely that the gold medals being hung around the necks of mainland athletes in Beijing will be even more expensive. ...

  3. Olympic cloud hangs over athletes

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui More than 600 aspiring athletes- including those with the potential to take part in the Olympics- may be forced to abandon training at the end of the year after the Hong Kong ... athletes who train at the institute to relocate to Wu Kai Sha Youth Village in Ma On Shan at the beginning of next year. But about 600 athletes on training courses run under the institute's ...

  4. British medallists to be feted with grand victory parade

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... supporters will line the streets to hail the achievements of athletes like Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis. Undoubtedly, royalty will also be included with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, all of whom have been among the nation's leading cheerleaders, expected to join the party. All 900 athletes in Team GB's Olympic and Paralympic squads will take ...

  5. Ing smashes HK's venerable junior 1,500m record

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... IAAF World Athletics Day at Wan Chai Sports Ground. The 17-year-old ran three minutes and 56.64 seconds to demolish the former mark of 4:02.40 set by Glen Hortstead in Manila in 1972. Ing ... in front of an ecstatic crowd. Hong Kong athletics coach Paul Wright was one of several hundred people in the packed grandstand to witness Ing's record-breaking feat, and said afterwards ...

  6. Games cash boost for Hong Kong's rising stars

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong's up-and-coming athletes with Olympic aspirations are set to benefit from a newly launched $2 million two-year scholarship programme aimed at helping sportsmen ... support to qualified athletes in the two years leading to the 2008 games. A subsidy of $8,000 per month, to be disbursed on a quarterly basis, will be awarded to the recipients to offset the cost ...

  7. Tang praises HK's events preparation

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... to Hong Kong. Mr Tang said the events would set new records for the number of athletes, horses and participating countries or regions. The first-time participation of China's and Hong Kong's riders together in the event would make it even more special, he said. To meet the needs of physically impaired athletes, the Sha Tin venue has facilities to help athletes mount ...

  8. Runners to swap training tracks for cart paths

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... sporting UK Athletics' training gear and in the middle of a pre-Olympic training session. Such a peculiar circumstance could be the norm come next July when members of UK Athletics arrive in Macau for Great Britain's pre-Beijing holding camp. UK Athletics is one of 17 sports associations expected to train in Macau before the Olympics, but unlike many of the other sports ...

  9. HK benefit from Doha subsidy

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The generosity of the Doha Asian Games organisers is saving the Hong Kong government HK$2.5 million, and has enabled the local Olympic Committee to send an extra 100 athletes ... more athletes to the Games.' Previous host nations used to charge each participating country the cost of accommodating their squads at the athletes' village. But the natural gas-rich ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's state sport system has to change

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... to a string of controversies involving Chinese athletes: 16-year-old Ye Shiwen was smeared with doubt about whether she had taken performance-enhancing drugs after winning a gold medal in swimming; ... by the athletes, not only the relentless training but also the emotional cost- children often don't see their families for years. Still, there is no justification to lash out at the Chinese Olympians ...




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