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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 - 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 ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    We learnt a valuable lesson, says HKFA after HK$11 million setback

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 11:04pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Local football chief says they are now wary of inviting national sides after suffering crippling financial losses from the Argentina friendly 'We learnt a lesson' in HK$11 m setback A top soccer official revealed massive financial losses amounting to HK$11 million for last week's friendly between Argentina and Hong Kong, ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    New CEO would help Hong Kong move to next level, says Walsh

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:53pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates and Papua New Guinea. As a leading associate member, Hong Kong is also set to benefit financially once the ICC announces its new funding scheme when new television ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - ASIAN GAMES

    Hong Kong athletes offer value for money in Incheon Asian Games

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 09:18pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... consistent in providing the financial needs for the elite programmes to run effectively. Financial support has also been increasing each year based on our requested annual plan and goals as we ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Magical Messi fails to cast spell on Hong Kong for friendly

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 11:18pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Argentina superstar's appearance isn't enough to fill the Hong Kong Stadium for Tuesday night's friendly as organisers brace for a financial loss Magical Messi fails to cast spell on HK Even the magic of Lionel Messi has not been able to conjure up a crowd for the grandly titled "HKFA Centennial Celebration" ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    The return of Happy Valley can't come soon enough

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 08:23pm by Michael Cox

    ... the opportunity to strike up a conversation with them and ask how their family is doing. It’s an “industry” night – only those with a vested interest show up, and many of them produce a sick note come ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left field: Hong Kong seem fated always to be second to Japan in Asian rugby

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 09:30pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... was ticked and the sport's future at the Hong Kong Sports Institute has been assured – winning a medal at the Asian Games is a condition for continued financial and logistical support from ...


    Home and Away: Qatari cash splash fails credibility test at security meet

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:34pm by Peter Simpson

    ... gold-trimmed rooms. The conference planned to tackle issues like "the financial integrity of sport, match-fixing and illegal betting, transparency and child welfare to protect sport's ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE

    Indian Super League ready to wake sleeping giants to beautiful game

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:12pm by AFP

    ... is also being backed by sports management giant IMG and Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries. Owners and organisers are eyeing India's 1.25 billion population, ...




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