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  1. Whole new ball game awaits Cambodians

    Posted May 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the players were orphaned by the Khmer Rouge. Officially, the Khmer Rouge's grip on power ended in 1979, but in the north of the country, they ruled until as recently as 1996. 'It is a very ... Alvin Sallay 'It is quite a big jump having been brought up on sevens' Six months ago, Cambodia became the 113th member of the International Rugby Board. Today, they will play ...

  2. Afghanistan ruled out of Sixes

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Department, nationals of Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, North Korea, Nepal and Vietnam are not issued such visas. More pressing issues lie in store for the new executive, especially applying once ...

  3. Jayasinghe leads push to bowl over Cambodia

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Former Hong Kong coach Lal Jayasinghe faces a new challenge- taking cricket to Cambodia, which could be the newest country to be bowled over ... the drive to introduce a game totally alien to the local population. But with the advent of cricket- the Twenty20 version- at the last Asian Games in Guangzhou, sports officials in Cambodia are keen ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Size's strategy pays offas history repeats itself

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Voile Rouge in the final race after the pre-meeting Jockey Challenge favourite otherwise had a day to forget. Whyte's first eight scheduled mounts all had one thing in common, they all ... with Voile Rouge, running him at the same meetings as last year with the same results- a first-up sixth at Happy Valley over 1,200m followed by the switch to 1,400m at Sha Tin and a Class Two ...

  5. Let the people choose

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by Chris Lau 1 Tai chi This is a traditional Chinese sport, and one of the Chinese martial arts. Strengthening bones, accelerating blood circulation, boosting the immune system and increasing lung capacity are a few of its benefits. The sport is ...

  6. Afghan team ban bad for HK's image

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... people are poor, it is not difficult to jump to conclusions as to what the reason may be. It is presumably not a case of the team being specifically targeted. Immigration rules dictate that foreign sportsmen and-women taking part in events in Hong Kong must have an employment visa, but the entry arrangement excludes those from Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, North Korea, Nepal ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

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

    ... a car and met up with Blumberg at six of the eight aid stations at the Western States. Though race rules allow competitors to have a pacer from the 52-mile mark onwards, Blumberg decided to run ...

  8. Ditch corporate excess for the democratic Games

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter Simpson Before its start, the London Olympics was billed as the Austerity Games, given the scraping together of coppers from the UK's collective piggy bank to stage the 30th Olympiad during the global recession. But as the row over the corporat ...

  9. AFL academy 'an historic development'

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mathew Scott Australian Rules football skirts the outer fringes of Chinese society, played only by expatriate communities in major cities such as Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Macau and viewed with some measure of bewilderment by the uninitiated. But an ambitious plan by the sport's governing body hopes to change all that. From July 9, the Australian Football League (AFL) ...

  10. No time like the present for Rogge to wield his axe and end 'gigantism'

    Posted Aug 28th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... with Alvin Sallay These Olympics are too big- and too long. 'Gigantism', as IOC president Jacques Rogge calls it, is a blight on the Games and he has promised to do his utmost to cut the growing numbers of athletes. He has put the 28 sports on n ...




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