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    Inside Incheon: Hosting the Games is a financial strain for most cities in Asia

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Only a handful of countries in the region can afford to build facilities Hosting the Games is a financial strain on Asian cities It is not easy to put on a party these days, not if it involves almost 10,000 athletes, as many media and half that number of officials. This is what the Asian Games has bloated to. So it is not surprising that Incheon ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP RICHARD DREW

    Pit Stop: Teams going bust signal bigger woes

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 10:54pm by Richard Drew

    ... called in the administrators in the space of a week. In the past, this column has predicted financial meltdown in F1 unless big changes are made. Formula One might dance the dance with the financial big hitters, but even this sport needs a proper business plan. It is sad that Caterham and Marrusia will miss at least the next two races in the United States and Brazil. Their hundreds ...

  3. Sport - Soccer

    Thai media giants eye £40m Bolton takeover

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 11:49pm by Reuters

    ... The club has plenty of property, and most importantly, they have their own stadium, hotel and football academy," he was quoted as saying by the daily. "In terms of their financial status, ...


    Home and Away: Fans have the club deep in their veins

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 11:12pm by PETE SIMPSON

    ... industrially to produce only silence. Experience told the visitor this was clearly a partisan crowd, part of the great Liverpool diaspora. With a capacity crowd of only 18,360 at Loftus Road and none ... of refunding fans, but whether it's a financially viable option is certainly a consideration". He also warned; "It also sets a dangerous precedent for under-performing teams ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    HK Scottish luncheon goes ‘hard core’ with pride, past glories and Chalmers

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 08:27pm by Robbie McRobbie

    ... of world rugby will necessarily continue indefinitely; while the Sanzar countries are struggling financially, France and England have seen ever-increasing resources flow into the game thanks to the generosity of sponsors and TV companies, and healthy crowds enthused by both their strong domestic leagues and the improved European Rugby Champions Cup. With an even bigger financial windfall ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Manny Pacquiao fights off adoring fans in Central ahead of Macau bout

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 06:07am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin unus.alladin@scmp.com Filipino boxer draws legions of admirers on walkabout in financial district Pacman fights off adoring fans in Central Filipino boxing superstar Manny ... financial district, which is usually crowded with Filipino domestic helpers on Sundays. Pacman, as he is popularly known, was swarmed by adoring fans along Chater Road, and the crowd grew ...

  7. Sport - Soccer

    South Africa mourns slain national team captain; manhunt under way

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 11:09am

    ... his son was providing financial help to his family, and he wept and had to be comforted by a journalist. The goalkeeper was recently made captain of the South African national team, known ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport

    Former FIA head Max Mosley calls for level Formula One playing field

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 10:28am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... to spend.” Mosley added it was no coincidence that Marussia and Caterham had experienced financial meltdown this season, following the introduction of environmentally-friendly engines at double ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    The game according to Gigi Law- Hong Kong's only active Fifa women's ref

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:12pm by Kevin Kung

    ... was spotted by teachers and I started to learn and try refereeing," said Law. She then finished a top-up degree and worked in the sports public relations industry while studying for her ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - ADMINISTRATION

    Retired athletes to receive 'contribution' reward

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 10:07pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Sports stars who are coming to the end of their careers will be given a financial cushion to kick-start a new career Retired athletes to receive 'contribution' reward A new scheme will kick off soon to reward retired athletes with a lump sum to help them in their future careers, the government said yesterday. At yesterday's Hang Seng Athlete ...




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