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  1. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Next year's Hong Kong Marathon won't raise quota of runners

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Alvin Sallay

    ... committee, said. "We have reached a limit with our existing route, which we are quite satisfied with, even though we would like changes to increase numbers. But having reached saturation point, ... for the first time," Ko said. "Also, the 10km races will start on the westbound carriageway of the Island East Corridor due to construction work on the Central-Wan Chai Bypass." Total ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Shanghai racing ahead of Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... place- that is if we don't act fast and pull our fingers out. The Cheung Kong boss was talking specifically of the outcome of the central government's plans for a free-trade zone ... of Asia. Yes, we made a half-hearted bid for the 2006 Games and then pulled out of making a bid for the 2019 event after the Legislative Council's Finance Committee rejected the budget ...

  3. At the Games

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... If there was a discipline at the Asian Games called bureaucratic bungling, then the gold medal goes to Gagoc, the Guangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee. It turned a simple ... from such high places as China's central liaison office, its foreign ministry in Hong Kong, the immigration department in Guangzhou, and the mainland's visa section in Wan Chai. ...

  4. Harbour to host yachting classic

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the MEF assessment committee, said all the projects selected would add colour and vibrancy to the city and help attract more visitors. 'These mega events will enrich the travel experience ... estimates 'hundreds of thousands' of people will watch the races in the harbour. It is proposed that a race village be set up on piers nine and 10 in Central. 'Now that we have got ...

  5. Lottery could be sporting cash cow

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... We said a sports lottery is the only way forward for Hong Kong,' said Hong Kong Olympic Committee vice-president Con Conway. But would another lottery- in addition to the Mark Six- fuel ... of the proceeds will be used to finance internationally recognised sports event and activities'. A central body which will fund high-profile events has been the dream of sporting administrators ...

  6. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... It is the Hong Kong Sevens that really elevated the sport into the public eye and gave the IRB the ideal vehicle to sell their game to the International Olympic Committee mandarins. When the Sevens began ... believed that sevens' inclusion in the Olympics will open the game to funding from governments. Rugby on the mainland, for example, will benefit from help from the central government and its ...

  7. 'Trailblazer' led way in politics and sport

    Posted Oct 30th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay, Dennis Eng, Gary Cheung

    ... and sports development. Fok was one of a rare breed of politicians who gained the respect and ear of Beijing, said Chan Wing-kee, a member of the standing committee of the CPPCC. 'I really ... as a bridge between Hong Kong and the mainland. 'He distinguished himself by being able to effectively reflect the interests of Hong Kong to the central government,' Mr Tam said. Democratic ...



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