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  1. Competition over, the monkey business starts

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay The Oh-oh-oh-Ohhhlympics is in full swing in the Athletes' Village if you are to believe the tabloids. With the first week of action over, which means blue-riband sport swimming is out of the way, those competitors who have finished perf ...

  2. Business always trumps sentiment

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tim Noonan A game? Hardly. Pro sport is purely business and the fact we are talking prominently about the NFL in March is proof of that. This time of year the sporting calendar in the US ... there was no NFL off-season because the league had locked out its players and shut down the game to fix the business. Maybe they are trying to make up for lost time, but almost since the moment the Super ...

  3. 'Busy' Ng quits as director of HKFA

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Influential club official Ken Ng Kin dropped a bombshell last night by resigning as a director of the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) board, just six months after he was elected for a four-year term under the governme ...

  4. Don't fear for your euros, worry about your business

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland A concerned reader writes in to ask how a break-up of the euro would affect businesses in Asia. 'What would happen to the euro deposits in my HSBC account? How would I pay ... member. Businesses in Asia would be little affected. If they trade with Greek companies, any goods or services they buy would get considerably cheaper as the newly reinstated drachma suffered ...

  5. Osvaldo ready for business

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phillip Woo phillip.woo@scmp.com Osvaldo didn't strike race conditions to suit on Wednesday night at Happy Valley, but was doing his best work late in the Class Two New York Handicap (1,800m) and isn't far off a win. Andreas Schutz is Osvaldo� ...

  6. Astrokid looks ready for business

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com A front-running trial in blinkers from Peter Ng Bik-kuen's Astrokid on the dirt at Sha Tin on Friday gave the impression the five-year-old is ready to halt his ratings slide. After arriving on a mark of 66 courtesy of ...

  7. Young triathletes carry the day on a busy morning

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Race 4 of the 2011 Aquathon Series, which was originally scheduled for August 21, was held last Sunday in Discovery Bay. Several elite junior athletes chose to pull out as the new date clashed with another prestigious event held on the same day ...

  8. It's synch and swim for busy boss

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the podium any time soon.' With family responsibilities and business travel for nearly half the year, just completing a triathlon is worthy of a medal. How do you find the time and motivation ...

  9. New coach gets down to business as South China look to regain glory

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Former Slovakia national coach Jan Kocian has already set about turning domestic powerhouses South China into a lean, mean, fighting machine for the new season. Kocian turned up the heat in his first training session with h ...

  10. Sport shouldn't be a business

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have now become a big business. Professional athletes are earning a lot of money. Big corporations use these athletes to sell their products. People may treat them as stars or idols but not sportsmen anymore. And this means less attention on sports and more focus on 'celebrities'. This trend should be reversed. I hope there will be a good balance between sports and business ...




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