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  1. An inspiring, humbling experience

    Posted Oct 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair How come Hong Kong's disabled athletes perform so well in global competitions? The answer is simple; sweat, toil, concentration, dedication, encouragement and a sheer refusal to give up. I was fortunate to witness early evidence of the ...

  2. Association to go full steam ahead

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the Matilda Sedan Chair Race last year, members are more likely to be kitted out in red and white smart-casual wear. Last November, the Swiss Association sailed off with top place in the best-decorated chair category at the sedan race. The association has been participating in the wacky race, which rasies cash for local charities, for 27 years. Members also meet throughout the year ...

  3. Wheelie warriors speed to victory

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... players sit on office chairs and use sticks to hit paper pucks. A rectangular court was set up on the campus' Design Boulevard, and the prize for each winning team member was an Aeron chair ... by a chair crashing into it at high speed. Sky Ladder, formed by five exhibition design students, made their way to the final to face Victory, the defending champions. After two three-minute halves ...

  4. Players brawl with Americans

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... items on to the court, the website said. Video footage posted on the internet by an audience member shows a Hurricane player flinging at least one chair into the grandstand, where many fans were ...

  5. Games chiefs put focus on human rights

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for alleged economic crimes. 'I am very aware of [what's happened to] Ai Weiwei. I am a collector of his work. I have just bought one of his marble chairs,' Deighton said. 'He makes these beautiful marble chairs and we were able to pick one up. My views on Ai Weiwei are quite strong personally, but I am not able to comment.' Ai was the co-designer of the showcase ...

  6. Footballers' kicks won't be in Wan Chai

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'dentist's chair' incident at the now defunct China Jump nightclub- when he was strapped in and force-fed Drambuie and tequila, making headlines around the world. And who could forget ...

  7. Legacy and money take back seat as big party begins

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Alvin Sallay For just GBP6 (HK$72), it was a bargain. The hot weather and an urge to feel more streamlined like an athlete led me into an old-style barber shop near my hotel. It felt as if I had stepped into a Godfather movie. The chairs were all old-fashioned with comfortable reclining leather backs. There was no modern hairdressers of indeterminate sex, just Franco and a couple ...

  8. Happy to play mind games

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... team from September, chairs the committee running the Secondary School Bridge League, an inter-school competition formed by bridge lovers. 'My uncle taught me to play bridge when ...

  9. No final whistle in soccer graft fight

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... companies that wanted to sponsor soccer clubs. After Xi's remarks in 2009, the mainland's richest man, Xu Jiayin, along with the Evergrande Real Estate Group that he chairs, acquired ...

  10. State Council takes aim at illegal golf courses

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing ed.zhang@scmp.com The State Council yesterday vowed to remove a lingering embarrassment to the central government's authority- the increasing number of luxury golf courses in a country that does not have enough drinking water for its people. A 'serious effort' was ordered at a State Council executive meeting, chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao, to take ...




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