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  1. HK bronze worth more than US gold thanks to bank deal

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay Sarah Lee Wai-sze might have only won a bronze medal but will be be rewarded more than American gold medallists, who will only receive US$25,000 (just under HK$200,000), less ... every local athlete HK$3 million for bringing back a gold medal, HK$1.5 million for a silver and HK$750,000 for a bronze. So in monetary terms, a Hong Kong bronze is worth nearly four US golds. ...

  2. HK aim to put record straight at Borneo 7s

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The Hong Kong team arrived in Kota Kinabalu yesterday hoping to put the record straight at this weekend's Borneo Sevens, the second ranking event in the HSBC Asian Sevens Series, and returning home with the silverwa ...

  3. HK earn Cup after whipping Brazil

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong's stock in the International Rugby Board world rankings, with the city expected to move up from 29 into the mid-20s. A pleased Dai Rees, Hong Kong's national coach, said: 'It ...

  4. HK fast turning into tennis desert

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that there was the Marlboro Classic, an exhibition event that brought many of the big guns to town. Salem withdrew, the tournament owner pulled out lock, stock and barrel and moved to the mainland. With the ban ... Funding- the Classic got HK$14 million (HK$9 million in 2010 and HK$5 million in 2011)- won't help this city lease or buy a licence. Things look bleak. So bleak it would be enough to break ...

  5. Mega fund boost brings extra zest to HK Open

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... government patronage in the form of HK$8 million from the Tourism Commission's Mega Events Fund. This money has been used to attract players including crowd favourites such as McIlroy ... at a cheap US$300,000. McIlroy is bound to hog the limelight being the only current major winner on show. His stock has risen hugely in the past year. Apart from winning his first major, McIlroy has ...

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    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... such as being analytical and disciplined, that aids Grand Slam success. Blumberg’s wife Patchanida Pongsubkarun, and a running mate Kevin, who’s originally from HK but now resides in Los Angeles, rented ... that it was a bit like cheating to have a pacer.” Because of ample aid stations – stocked with food and ice sponges – and pacers, most competitors race light, carrying just a handheld water bottle. Blumberg ...

  7. HK version of dumb and dumber

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by government bureaucrats every time. It usually comes during the Hong Kong Marathon, when closing roads is as sinful as demonstrating on then. The government will dish out more than HK$12 million over ... must be able to cut through bureaucratic red tape, make decisions and smooth the way. And we must do this fast, otherwise we will continue to be a laughing stock. ...

  8. Australian horse flu threatens headaches for HK

    Posted Sep 26th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The equine influenza problem in Australia has not really had an impact on Hong Kong, but the knock-on effect will soon be felt as new stock from Down Under is refused entry. ... stock representing 40 per cent of the horse population, the required numbers to maintain full fields across 18 races per week for 78 meetings a season may be well down in the second half ...

  9. mcilroy returning for tilt at HK open

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... is a huge coup for the tournament as the Northern Ireland whiz-kid's stock is likely to have skyrocketed since his sensational victory at Congressional Country Club in Maryland. 'Few would ... champion, will be a massive fillip to the tournament, which has received an HK$8 million financial shot in the arm from the government's Mega Events Fund. 'He is always a popular figure ...

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    Letters to the Editor, February 3, 2013

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... officials and political critics, however, such a tax would be difficult to implement. Such a move would push developers to sell their stock of vacant flats, a move that would infringe upon ... that if the government is determined to take the bull by the horns, it can surely be overcome. Evelyn Ho, Lam Tin   Statistics show HK has too many vets I refer to the report ("Experts give wings to HK vet ...




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