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  1. What little limelight there was, was hogged by the politicians

    Posted Dec 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Another year gone and we are all that little bit older. But despite approaching dementia, it won't take long to recall the images that defined sport in Hong Kong in 2008, ... Hong Kong the responsibility of providing the facilities to stage the Olympic equestrian events which have dominated the pages, both sports and news, throughout the year. Giving Hong Kong ...

  2. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay China's Olympic heroes and heroines have come and gone. The Kodak moments are over for Hong Kong's bevy of officials, including chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. But while Guo Jingjing and company were in town, they dived in and basked in the reflected glory. What purpose did the trip serve? Did anyone pause to think how the Hong Kong athletes ...

  3. Macau's young team aim to serve surprise

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Former Hong Kong coach Chris Clark will be expected to pull off a miracle after he was appointed as coach of the fledgling Macau team for the East Asian Games in December. ... the Malaysia national squad from 1981 to 1986 before coming here. He was Hong Kong head coach until 1999 before moving into business. Squash is new to Macau. Four years ago, when the enclave hosted ...

  4. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay It can only happen in Hong Kong when naked failure is dressed up as success. We finished without a medal at the Beijing Games, but officials insist it was still a triumph. ... The Emperor's New Clothes while assessing the performance of the 34-strong squad. Tsang said: 'Winning a medal or not does not truly reflect whether Hong Kong sport is making progress or falling ...

  5. Discipline is key ingredient in Miller's recipe

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... The orders are out from new captain Lachlin Miller. His priority is for Hong Kong to play as a disciplined unit in the one-off international against Taiwan on the artificial pitch at King's Park this evening. Aghast after watching Wednesday night's scrappy affair between a Hong Kong Select XV and Taiwan - which the visitors won 23-13 after a spate of sin-bins and red ...

  6. 'Trailblazer' led way in politics and sport

    Posted Oct 30th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay, Dennis Eng, Gary Cheung

    ... in their grief yesterday as they mourned the death of state leader Henry Fok Ying-tung, calling him irreplaceable and one of Hong Kong's true political heavyweights. The influential vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference was praised for his years of work in fostering the mainland's economic development, Hong Kong's political ties to Beijing, ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    More quality matches for Hong Kong in revamped Asian championship

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 10:55pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com More quality in 'Top Three' battle Hong Kong will get two bites at Asian powerhouse Japan in a streamlined 15-a-side Asian rugby championship next season. The Top Five competition will now be a Top Three: perennial champions Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong- who will play on a home-and-away basis. "This is better for us as we ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Pack mentality key if Hong Kong are ever to reach a World Cup

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 09:38am by Alvin Sallay

    ... against teams ranked above us in the world rankings. This is the conclusion from the two test matches Hong Kong lost 31-10 and 39-27. In total we scored five tries, four in the second test, all coming from broken play and created by the backs. It is not surprising, considering the majority of the backline are fully professional, training at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, while most ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong

    Hectic schedule for Hong Kong cricketers

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 10:58pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... no time to catch their breath as Hong Kong's mushrooming international cricket fixtures see them taking on Nepal in three Twenty20 internationals in Sri Lanka this week followed by a 50-over match. The senior squad returned to Hong Kong for just one day from Australia, before leaving straight away to Colombo for the next stage of an increasingly busy schedule as they prepare ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong make it tough for Russia before conceding series

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 12:38am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Performance shows local side would not be out of place playing in a second-tier World Cup HK make it tough for Russia before conceding series Hong Kong ... and the Ustinov Cup at Hong Kong Football Club on Saturday. For 10 magnificent minutes, early in the second half, Hong Kong's dangerous backs showed what damage they could do if they had enough ...




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