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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - BADMINTON

    Badminton Super Series victory for HK's Poon Lok-yan and Tse Ying-suet

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com HK pair score a first with Super Series doubles win Poon Lok-yan and Tse Ying-suet became the first Hong Kong women's doubles pair to win a Super Series title when they upset fourth seeds Shizuka Matsuo and Mami Naito ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1045148/badminton-super-series-victory-hks-poon-lok-yan-and-tse-ying-suet
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Elite athletes look beyond final race with special academic programmes

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Olympian Yip Pui-yin is one of six stars studying for a degree in health education in preparation for life after they retire from sport Elite athletes look beyond final race Olympian Yip Pui-yin's parents were not too impressed when she quit school after Form Four to play badminton full time. But they were happier yesterday, Yip said, when she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1035205/elite-athletes-look-beyond-final-race-special-academic-programmes
  3. News - Hong Kong - OLYMPICS

    China's gold medallists show off their golden touch in HK

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... and Catherine Yuen Pui-yiu, who were volunteers at the London Olympics, were among the 4,300 people who watched the demonstrations in sports like badminton, table tennis and diving. Both girls donned ... that she was blocking his lens. At the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, badminton's "Super Dan" Lin Dan, who won gold in the singles competition, played a match against the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1022870/chinas-gold-medallists-show-their-golden-touch-hk
  4. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Hong Kong media's questions for China medallists have political spin

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam, HELEN YU

    ... will be better."Badminton hero "Super Dan" Lin Dan, said the attributes of sports stars "such as persistence and hard work towards achieving every goal" were worthy models for young people. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1022759/hong-kong-medias-questions-china-medallists-have-political-spin
  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 24, 2012

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... athletes aspire to emulate Olympic gold medal winner Lee Lai-shan. Besides, sports facilities cannot meet the demand. For example, during public holidays, it is difficult to get a badminton court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1022128/letters-editor-august-24-2012
  6. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    China Olympic gold medallist shows sell out in an hour in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... out an hour later. The name on the lips of many queuers outside the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui was badminton star Lin Dan. "We hope to see our idol Lin Dan once again. He is so ... on the morning of August 25. In the evening of the same day, there will be a celebratory extravaganza at Hong Kong stadium, during which the athletes will interact with the audience. Badminton and table ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1015563/china-olympic-gold-medallist-shows-sell-out-hour-hong-kong
  7. Government 'will keep its promises'

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... tennis with the men's team edged out by Germany in the bronze-medal match and Yip Pui-yin reaching the last eight in the women's badminton singles. The fact that Hong Kong had qualified ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014445/government-will-keep-its-promises
  8. Letters

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Badminton players scapegoats I take a different view to many people regarding the disqualification of eight badminton players from the Olympics, including Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang from China. Sometimes in life you have to sacrifice a battle to win the war. For example, in a marathon, you might hold back until making a final dash for victory. The Badminton World Federation decided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014312/letters
  9. Letters

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The disqualification of eight badminton players from China, South Korea and Indonesia for 'throwing' their matches at the London Olympics was swift and just, but it barely scratched the surface. ... the whole sordid incident unscathed. We all know what to expect of a probe before it begins. One can only hope that this incident forces the Badminton World Federation to throw out its current ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014218/letters
  10. Time to turn cash into gold

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of sprint cyclist Lee Wai-sze's success. Two years ago, the government identified four elite sports at the Hong Kong Sports Institute as priorities, giving badminton, table tennis, windsurfing ... watched Yip's close defeat to China's Li Xuerui in the women's badminton quarter-finals, cited the example of Britain. 'We know they have had the biggest investment to prepare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008542/time-turn-cash-gold

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