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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 - 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 ... as in 2010, seven recorded a reduced proportion of the market share of the medals ranging from a maximum decrease of 24 per cent (from Taiwan) to the mid-range decrease of 18 per cent (China) ...

  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 - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Simulcast turnover not all it seems

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 10:48pm by Alan Aitken

    ... That's how tote-only punters play- they surround their main winning hopes and let the devil take the rest, while bookie markets show more respect for fringe possibles. When we examined this whole ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Louis van Gaal seeks Manchester United's first away win

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 09:28pm by AFP

    ... Saido from us for £15 million. "It doesn't sound a lot. You look at some of the fees going around in the transfer market that's just been, everybody seems to start at £7 million. ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Better the devil you know in the Caulfield Cup- or is it?

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 07:45pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... this year – Day at Ascot). But will the locals follow the adage “better the devil you know” and stick with jockeys they are familiar with, or will the tote market more or less match what ...

  8. 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" ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Right Field: Jury's still out on MLB chief Selig's legacy

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 09:07pm by Tim Noonan

    ... upholding the integrity of the game and his mission statement to protect small-market clubs and you are left with Selig's primary job: profits. For Selig and baseball, first you get profits ... best work is now on display. The small-market, medium-payroll Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles are the last two teams standing in the American League while the equally thrifty St Louis ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Life's too short to harbour doubt: 72-year-old takes on Cross Harbour Swim with daughter

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:04am by Lana Lam

    ... marketing professional, started swimming at six and said her two young daughters, aged five and six, were also keen swimmers. "It's a basic, life-saving skill and now there are more kids ...




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