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  1. HK could host 2015 world swimming championships

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... for the 2015 world championships and will ask for financial support from the government,' Wong said. The aquatics championships are swimming's equivalent of the soccer World Cup, featuring ... Hong Kong is in the running to host its biggest-ever global sporting event - the 2015 Fina World Aquatics Championships - if the government will help. With the government still ...

  2. Asia's real World City is Singapore

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Women's World Cup. Hong Kong had one in tenpin bowling for women, hardly a show-stealer. As we face a new beginning, with incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying taking up the leadership in a few ... Alvin Sallay One guess as to Hong Kong's standing in the world as an Ultimate Sports City? It's not hard to hazard the answer is nowhere. Well, at least not among the 25 cities ...

  3. Time for a break

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as she managed a disappointing time of two minutes and 2.75 seconds. The Olympic qualifying time is one minute and 58.33 seconds set by Fina, the world governing body. 'I felt a bit tired after a hectic schedule,' said Sze, who won a gold medal for Hong Kong at the World Cup short-course series in Dubai last month. 'I will give it another attempt [to qualify] early next ...

  4. Hong Kong's World Cup dream crushed

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay There was no help at hand in Tokyo- or for that matter in Incheon, South Korea- as Hong Kong's dream of qualifying for the 2011 World Cup was cut to shreds by rampant ... of staying alive in the World Cup qualifying campaign by finishing second and claiming the spot in the cross-continental play-off against Uruguay, as South Korea were leading 17-0 in Incheon ...

  5. A mix of Monaco and Dubai?

    Posted Jul 12th 2004, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Great cities must change if they want to keep up with a changing world around them. However remarkable their natural or geographical endowments, they do not always do so. ... far-fetched at the time. But as China has changed, so have Hong Kong's relative attractions. Now, a mix of Monaco and Dubai seems a reasonable aspiration. Hong Kong has two singular attributes. ...

  6. HK a step closer to World Cup spot

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France. A no-frills 23-7 victory over China in Beijing yesterday moved Hong Kong one step closer to making their first World Cup appearance. Now they need to beat South ... Sri Lanka- for Asia's solitary ticket to France. Asia is one of the fastest growth areas in world rugby, but is only given one automatic berth to the World Cup. Japan are raging ...

  7. World Cup set for HK return

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Some of the world's top swimmers are poised to return to Hong Kong in December next year as the SAR appears likely to host one of the legs of the Fina World Cup after ... to be a formality for the SAR, which hosted the World Cup meet for seven straight years from 1994 to 2000. 'There's a big chance that Hong Kong will host one of the legs again during the 2005-2006 ...

  8. Front-row trio prove their worth as HK crush Kenya

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... up the International Rugby Board world rankings. Hong Kong are ranked 29th and a win over unbeaten Brazil could see them move into the mid-20s. The Dubai tour is being used by Hong Kong ... display against Kenya at the Emirates Airlines Cup of Nations. Hong Kong took a huge step towards winning the inaugural tournament by defeating Kenya 44-17 in their second match in the four-nation ...

  9. HK finds a new hero, and Hayat wants more

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... bowed out in the Cup semi-finals at the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes. 'I'm looking forward now to playing my first game for Hong Kong at international level.' They don't come any more important than the ACC Twenty20 where Hong Kong will battle 10 other teams to decide which three will move on to the ICC Twenty20 World Cup qualifiers in Dubai next year. 'This ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    US navy accused of 'harassing' carrier Liaoning in South China Sea incident

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 11:30pm by Cary Huang, AP

    ... a fast-rising maritime power, and the United States, the dominant naval power in the Pacific region since the second world war," said Ni Lexiong, an expert in military and maritime affairs ...




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