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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Thomas Lurz tops major names lured to Cross Harbour race

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

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Cash injection into Hong Kong race woos overseas swimmers to revived event Lurz tops major names lured to Cross Harbour Top German long-distance swimmer Thomas Lurz will head a strong cast of overseas swimmers in the international segment of the New World Cross Harbour race on October 6, as organisers pump in money for the first time in a bid ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CROSS-HARBOUR SWIM

    Last year's Hong Kong cross-harbour swimming champions retain titles

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Stuart Lau, Johnny Tam and Olga Wong Last year's champions repeat the feat The winners of last year's cross-harbour swimming race yesterday held on to their titles despite fierce competition from a bigger field over a shorter course than last year's event. Women's champion Natasha Tang Wing-yung, who took part in the London Olympics earlier this year, finished ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Take shackles off Hong Kong Marathon

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 09:14pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... once described this event as "lacking soul" when he echoed the views of overseas runners, many of whom said running on the highways, bridges and in the tunnels of Hong Kong was a lone ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Olympic swimmer set to take new plunge in Victoria Harbour race

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Olympian set to take new plunge Three-time Hong Kong Olympic swimmer Hannah Wilson has competed on the international stage for close to a decade, but this October she's diving into new waters: Victoria Harbour. It will be her first crack at the city's cross-harbour swimming race, which was revived in 2011 after a 33-year hiatus. ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport

    Sports Digest, October 22, 2012

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Kazakh Olympian takes HK open water swim Olympian Yuriy Kudinov of Kazakhstan won the fifth Asian Open Water Swimming Championships in Sai Wan Ho Harbour Park Public Pier yesterday. The 33-year-old, 22nd in the open water swim in London this summer, crossed the finish line in 57 minutes and 14.3 seconds. The five-kilometre event, held in tandem with the annual 1.5km cross harbour ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Dreams come true for penalty kings Costa Rica as Ticos reach quarter-finals for first time

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 07:26am

    ... second and third,” said Pinto, who was banished from the sideline after he incurred a red card for arguing with the referee and forced to watch the shoot-out from the tunnel. “We talked about ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: the Brazilian family keeping all six fingers crossed for victory

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 01:02am by James Porteous

    ... in the tunnel with Keane...need to sort him out...like in the tunnel — Patrick Vieira (@OfficialVieira) June 20, 2014 Vine of the day: The inspirational Roy Hodgson, who will be rewarded ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Artist recreates tournament in Subbuteo- right down to Suarez's teeth

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:56am by James Porteous

    ... with Chile striker Maurico Pinilla in the tunnel after Brazil's win on penalties. Apparently a scrap broke out after Brazil striker Fred slapped Chile's Gary Medel on the back of the head ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Stomach bug takes shine off Thomas Lurz's World Cup series swim victory

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to the food and the poor quality of the water we swam in last week in China. But this is not an excuse," Lurz said. "Although I'm still not at my best, I will take part in the Cross Harbour Race and I'm looking forward to it," added Lurz, who won a silver medal at last year's London Olympics open-water event (10km) as well as two gold medals at the world ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Mario Balotelli willing to save England's bacon... for a price

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:05am by James Porteous

    ... swapped shirts after Croatia's 4-0 win over Cameroon, but those apparently weren't sweaty enough or something, as they decided to go a step further in the tunnel and swap shorts too. ...




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