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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Lift your game' to justify $100m-plus funding, Hong Kong soccer told

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 01:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to justify funding Hong Kong's national men's soccer team will need to rise significantly up the world rankings to justify the hundreds of millions of dollars that will be poured ... new funding scheme is set to start early next year. The feeling is that it would be a mistake to turn our backs on Hong Kong football at this stage with all the progress that has been ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Bigger slice of cricket's global funding pie predicted

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 11:42pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong Association's current annual allocation of US$350,000 from ICC likely to double Bigger slice of global funding pie predicted Hong Kong can expect a bumper 100 per cent increase in funding from the International Cricket Council, which announced its biggest-ever global broadcast deal estimated to be worth more than US$2 billion. ...

  3. Sport - Rugby - Gold Coast Sevens

    Fiji face fight for funds to reach Olympic dream

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:21pm

    ... for granted,” Ryan said. “We just had funds to run camps for this tournament. And I desperately need funds to run it for Dubai. If we can prepare like we did for this tournament, then we’re ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left Field: HK should follow Australia's lead on being flexible with elite athletes

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 07:52pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... said: "We do not endorse James Magnussen's move to his new training programme in Sydney, but will allocate the necessary funds to assist the swimmer's requirements. At the end ... off all funding, yet it has looked at the bigger picture, which in the end is all about having the best possible chance to win a medal in Rio. What if something like this had happened in Hong ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - MOTORSPORT

    230 Caterham workers laid off ahead of season finale in Abu Dhabi

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 11:14pm by Reuters, AFP

    ... would take 40 people to the Yas Marina circuit with their expenses to be paid from money raised through a crowd-funding initiative. Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi would resume his role ... was in a "race against time", but there were four or five interested parties with the necessary funds, including one that would be a "phenomenal opportunity" if it happened. The workers ...

  6. Comment - Sport - GAMBLING

    Questionable betting exchanges are profiting off Hong Kong racing's clean record

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 10:05pm by Michael Cox

    ... "We look at betting patterns and if these suggest that the funds are from illegal bookmakers we would review it and, because illegal bookmaking is in breach of the law, we would report ... with these offshore and unauthorised operators drain public funding that could otherwise be kept in Hong Kong. The prime objective of the HKJC is to combat the illegal betting market by attracting customers ...

  7. Sport - China - SOCCER

    Sven-Goran Eriksson lured by big-spending Shanghai East Asia

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 12:04am by AFP

    ... (HK$636 million) on developing their side next season, the report added, without saying whether Eriksson will have full control over the funds. The 66-year-old, England coach from 2001-2006, left ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Occupy protests may force plan B for Hong Kong Marathon

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 10:20pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... for the Rio Games," said coach Yu Lik. The team received a training fund of HK$100,000 from the Amateur Athletic Association yesterday for winning bronze at the Incheon Asian Games. One ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left Field: HKFA's clock is ticking again

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 08:58pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... which was being published the following day headlined- "'Lift your game' to justify funding". The piece reported how the government's lead man on sports, Jonathan ... government support that began four years ago with Project Phoenix. In 2011, the government committed HK$60 million and that funding is now coming to an end. At the end of the day if we are still ...

  10. Sport

    Hong Kong Sevens tickets increased HK$300 to HK$1,800

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 01:59pm

    ... In the past 12 months, HK$35 million has been invested in the development of new facilities or maintenance of existing facilities. Renaissance University will jointly open the latest HKRFU-funded pitch, at a cost of HK$5 million in December. “Hong Kong Rugby relies on the proceeds from the Sevens to fund the development of the game and, especially in recent years, to fund the development ...




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