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  1. Liu Xiang's new job sparks online buzz

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Star athlete Liu Xiang's appointment as a Shanghai party official has sparked controversy online, with some users questioning whether he is fit ... on Thursday after the former Olympic 110-metres hurdles champion posted on his microblog pictures of his office and published a statement in support of the city's athletes. Many internet users ...

  2. On the right track

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan Lai Ming-yiu, 29, Athletics Coach Young Post: Which track and field events do you teach? Lai: When I was a student, I specialised in high jump and triple jump. As an athletics coach, I mainly teach high jump and occasionally long jump. YP: Why did you decide to teach long jump after you specialised in the triple jump? L: The skills needed for both long jump ...

  3. athlete of the week

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Name Kenji Fan Man-chung School The Community College at Lingnan University Sport Cycling Achievements Kenji, 20, is a member of the South China Athletic Association's (SCAA) cycling team. Last year, he was the Elite B category champion of the Hong Kong Road Cycling Race (series 5). He was also a part of SCAA's third-placed team in the team time trial ...

  4. Let the athletes sell the Games

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Games- the athletes. Writing in The Daily Telegraph this week, the head of the organising committee, Sebastian Coe, did just that. In a fit of hyperbole, Coe marvelled at the reception for superstar Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt at the World Athletics Championships in Taegu, South Korea. 'Bolt is like the Muhammad Ali of athletics. He really has an aura, just like the one Ali had. ...

  5. athlete of the week

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... swimmer, I worked to improve my speed in short-distance swimming. That effort made my Asian Games dream come true last year. 'Although we can't train full-time like foreign athletes, we ...

  6. athlete of the week

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Name: Lawrence Wan Man-ho School: Queen's College Grade: Form Four Sport: Canoeing (kayak boat) Achievements Lawrence, 16, was part of the Hong Kong youth canoeing team last year. He won a silver medal in a national youth canoe championshi ...

  7. Best foot forward

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of inter-school sports since primary school. He is a popular all-rounder. 'I am active in the athletics, football, basketball and volleyball teams, and I played table tennis in Primary Four. ... recalls. 'But my coach was impressed by my performance and told me to receive training.' This helped him choose his major event. The athlete moved to La Salle College for his secondary ...

  8. Banned coach seen at athletics competition

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing Banned athletics coach Wang Dexian grabbed the spotlight at the just-concluded China Cities Games in Wuhan after being spotted in the stands allegedly instructing ... reported. The games, the sixth edition of an Olympic-style event for young athletes, concluded on Saturday and Wang reportedly refused all interview requests. His presence, however, infuriated ...

  9. New event puts local athletes on right track

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell The development of junior athletes is on the right track, with the introduction of a new competition which begins at Wan Chai Sports Ground this weekend. The Watsons Water Hong Kong Junior Elite Athletic Championships comprise four legs which will be held in January, March, October and November. The event is organised by the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association ...

  10. Bolt's 10 seconds of work equals hours of fun stories

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and then also attend the mandatory post-race press conference. The adrenaline would still have been coursing through his body even a couple of hours later when he got back to the Athletes' Village, where he was mobbed by his fellow athletes and fans. Among them were Gabriella, Isabelle and Jamina, three Swedes who wanted to explain to Bolt the finer points of handball. He might ...




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