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  1. Youth apathy to local sport worries educators

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Au michael.au@scmp.com Those wondering why Hong Kong does not perform better in the Olympics might find some answers in a new survey showing that most of the city's young people are indifferent to local sport. The poll of 674 teenagers released yesterday by the Hong Kong Institute of Education and the Roundtable Community found that 58 per cent say they have ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China stifles Olympic athletes' own drive for success

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani says China proves nothing by drilling its athletes to win Olympic gold; victory will mean more if it's achieved through their own drive Fire within Sports don't ... I must tread carefully. When you rid yourself of an inferiority complex, it doesn't mean you must replace it with a superiority complex. China had long rid itself of its past shackles ...

  3. Howzat my China- world body set for great leap

    Posted Nov 07th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay ICC president sees bright future for mainland The expansionist International Cricket Council is ready to take the giant leap into China. Having taken the first step by welcoming the country into its fold, the world governing body will concentrate on building a solid foundation in China, according to Ehsan Mani, ICC president. 'We have taken the first step, ...

  4. Pressure on China to beat US in 2008

    Posted Oct 24th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay 'It's good to see their progress, but they will have to work hard to overhaul the States,' says Edwin Moses China's athletes will be under tremendous ... 'I would love to think that China can overhaul the United States four years from now when the Olympic Games are held in Beijing. But it will be a hard task for the pressure will be right ...

  5. Sport - China - BASKETBALL

    Yao laments stagnation of sports in schools

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters Former NBA All-Star says China should follow the US system at grass-roots level Yao laments stagnation of sportsin schools Former NBA all-star Yao Ming has called for China ... country has halted now," the giant former Houston Rockets centre told the China Daily. "We should start over and let it go beyond just a function [for] keeping fit." ...

  6. China flavour adds extra spice to NBA dish

    Posted Oct 12th 2004, 12:00am by Glen Watson

    ... to taking an in-depth look this season at where China fits into the global basketball picture, as well as the NBA. There are four interesting Chinese players on- or attempting to make- NBA teams ... in China are being treated to two exhibition games between Yao's Houston Rockets and the Sacramento Kings. The Kings have kindly invited Shanghai Sharks shooting guard Liu Wei to impress coach ...

  7. Kwok helps rebuild game in China

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... coach education scheme, with the objective of producing and developing quality coaches for all levels of soccer,' he said. 'But in China, all the focus is on the professional league ... qualifiers. Now, with the game in China at an all-time low, Kwok is at the heart of its rebuilding A year of international humiliation on the pitch- and scandal off it with high-powered officials ...

  8. SAR boys take on China's rising stars

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... By Jonathan Powell The best players from the 2005 Nike Youth Basketball League are representing Hong Kong on the mainland this week. The nation's leading secondary-school sides have gathered in Chengdu, Sichuan province for the China High School Basketball League featuring 128 teams from 16 provinces. Hong Kong are in the southern region Pool A, with Chongqing, Nanjing, ...

  9. China's golden girl gives race walking a boost

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Angel, Vivian and Amy will enter the junior 1km race, and also a 4x100 metres inter-school relay. Last year, nearly $1 million was raised for health education in Hong Kong. ...

  10. Give athletes a sporting chance

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In the contest for students' time, education is a clear winner over the elite sports system in Hong Kong. We are internationally competitive in maths and science but celebrate few ... would advise talented young athletes to neglect their education for this kind of grind, and stake their future on sporting success. But Leahy makes a suggestion well worth considering- ...




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