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  1. Majority favours bidding for 2019

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong's sports community has given a resounding 'Yes' to pursuing a bid to host the 2019 Asian Games, the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee (SFOC) has ... is natural for sports people to support hosting the Asian Games, as the benefits of hosting such major international events are clear and quantifiable in terms of improvements to facilities, support ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Olympic ideals and should never have been allowed by the International Olympic Committee. I am concerned about the rampant nationalism. Too much prominence is being given to the nationality ... We must get back to the original ideals of the ancient Olympics The death of an athlete training for the Winter Olympics in Canada raises wider questions about the extent to which ...

  3. Great Britain in qualifying fight for Olympic sevens

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... teams when sevens makes its Olympic debut at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Unless the International Olympic Committee has a change of heart, rugby's return to the Olympic fold ... will be freed up by the decision of the International Rugby Board and the International Olympic Committee that the four home unions will have to present a unified team. 'There will be a Great ...

  4. Expo to open, close with Olympic-style ceremonies

    Posted Jan 19th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing China will seek the international spotlight again this year, with organisers of the Shanghai World Expo gearing up for grand, Olympic-style opening and closing ... for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The Games' opening ceremony made a splash internationally and was hailed as the most spectacular ceremony in Olympic history. Yang said the construction of most ...

  5. Only 12 teams to compete at Olympics, but Rogge vows all nations will be treated fairly

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... Noel Prentice International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Dr Jacques Rogge yesterday gave hope to sevens minnows like Hong Kong, who punch well above their weight, that they will not be left out in the cold in the qualifying process for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Rogge said the decision had been made that only 12 countries would compete in the newest sport at the Olympics ...

  6. Government backs 2023 Asian Games bid as deadline approaches

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... next to the Olympics. Five days before the deadline, the government said yesterday it would issue a letter of support to the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong (SF&OC) ... or 2023 bid. Chinese Olympic Committee vice-president Yu Zaiqing said in April the mainland would back Hong Kong as 'they have the ability to host a great competition'. Hong Kong passed ...

  7. Grudge match provides a focus as Varty awaits passport to Olympics

    Posted Mar 21st 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... passport and this will make me eligible to play in the Olympics, too,' Varty said. Under International Olympic Committee rules, athletes wishing to participate at the Olympic must hold ... in the Olympics,' says the 23-year-old Varty, who like everyone else in the Hong Kong sevens squad has visions of running out on to a sun-baked pitch in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 when rugby sevens makes its ...

  8. At the Games

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... for two weeks and make peace for the rest of the year. In an interview in a Chinese newspaper, Wei Jizhong, a former secretary general of the Chinese Olympic Committee who is now a vice-president ... matter, but winning with dignity matters more. During the ancient Olympics, a truce was called between warring Greek states for the period of the Games. That ideal has been adopted by some cities ...


    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong Manulife (International) Andrew Kam Managing director, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Bianca Ma Managing director, Metro Broadcast Corp Perry Mak Managing director and executive ...

  10. Village committee made money from phone antennas

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... been installed in the past eight years on the Pat Heung Rural Committee building. The committee's chairman admitted it had received 'several thousand dollars as sponsorship' from each company. A Lands Department spokeswoman said the committee had recently applied for permission to retain the antennas and that the application was still being processed, but she did ...




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