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  1. Sporting 'imports' wane but mainland influence still strong

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their future if they decide to move to a new environment like Hong Kong where the development of sport at the highest level can hardly compare with their homeland. 'On the other hand, Hong Kong ... such as women's stars Wang Chen and Zhou Mi, there have been fewer and fewer former mainlanders representing Hong Kong at the highest level, the phenomenon informally referred to as 'imports'. ...

  2. Olympic countdown heats up

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... will join us and show their Green Olympic spirit by lending a hand to save the environment through supporting the Foundation's mission,' said Chen. Speaking at the countdown ceremony on January 20, Chief Secretary for Administration Henry Tang Ying-yen said under the Green Olympics concept, organisers would strive for sustainable development through protecting the environment ...

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    Brazil spending big to climb Olympic medal table in Rio in 2016

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... coaching and environment. "The big thing here is the infrastructure," Alves said. "This is the difference between just taking part and winning." Officials say that even though ... sporting powers such as China, Germany, Australia and Britain to see how they do things. They found that dominant sporting nations have five things in common, said Edgar Hubner, the COB's ...

  4. Mainland's young league has 'long journey ahead'

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com If the mainland is going to produce a baseball superstar who's the equivalent of Yao Ming in basketball, that player will have to cut his teeth in his country's own league. That is the usual progression for current US major league players who hail from East Asia. But although the China Baseball League represents the mainland's ...

  5. Grey skies ahead

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... was a toxic fog suffocating the city. And as the IOC president Jacques Rogge- who just days later said he had 'no regrets' about his organisation handing fast-developing China the 2008 ... Beijing's attempts to improve its environment before next summer appear doomed, reports Martin Zhou 278 days to go It was supposed to be an event held in the dazzling sunshine ...

  6. English coach turns down HK job offer

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... infrastructure in coaching and grass roots development,' he said. 'It's not an easy job as it involves hard work and commitment over a long period. 'The Hong Kong team will only ... Association is pretty much secured,' the source said. 'He may think it's too risky if he chooses to come to a new environment at this time of his life. 'He is an experienced coach ...

  7. Next generation stakes its claim

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kam-po, table tennis duo Li Ching and Ko Lai-chak, shuttler Wang Chen and bodybuilder Chan Yun-to- to distinguish themselves, the likes of Cheung King-wai, Yip Pui-yin, Chan King-yin, Chan Wai-kei ... pool, are still able to produce athletes capable of beating anyone in the region. However, the emerging darlings of Doha are only half the story. With more and more sports seeking a short-cut ...

  8. AFC should butt out of China and Hong Kong's affairs

    Posted Nov 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... It's not exactly the proper environment to develop world-class players and it shows. Pity really, because they are at the stage now in China where what they want, they feel they should get. ... week to warn Hong Kong's national team that their performance in a crucial World Cup qualifier against China would be closely scrutinised for any 'funny business'. China needed ...

  9. Dragon's son has mountain to climb

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not had the money to develop them. 'The point is not to win the America's Cup, but to show off China and give it some exposure here, and that was central to the concept of the base ... Underfunded and underprepared, Chinese sailors aim to put their country on the map. Cameron Dueck reports For a nation that has long hidden behind barriers, China's transparency ...

  10. Beijing trumps London ballyhoo

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... psyche. In developed countries, the Olympics are essentially just another sporting event, albeit a major one. But in China, the Olympics have become a symbol for the country's re-emergence ... European destination into a holiday centre with a massively improved infrastructure. The city has never looked back. This week, London Mayor Ken Livingstone said the 2012 Games would produce ...




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