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  1. Sport - Other Sport - LEFT FIELD

    One step forward, two steps back

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The decision to drop wrestling from the Olympics will backfire later this year, when it leapfrogs other sports and is reinstated One step forward, two steps back A decision made in faraway Lausanne, Switzerland, by 15 members of the International Olympic Committee's executive board earlier this month could well have a serious impact ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Left Field: The time for excuses from Hong Kong athletes is over

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... for excuses is over The Mobot and Gangnam Style have been two of the lasting memories for me on the sporting field this past year - Mo Farah at the London Olympics and Chris Gayle during the final of the ICC World T20 in Colombo. These recollections bring with them differing sentiments. In London, it was pure joy to watch the Ethiopian-born Farah complete the unique double - 10,000 metres ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Time to learn the law of large numbers

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... is simple. The more numbers you have, the better the chances of success- be it winning the Mark Six or a medal at the Asian Games or, now with standards set higher, even the Olympics ... by any standards, and even comparable to what leading countries spend as far as medal success at the Olympics is concerned. A lot of countries would die for such a sum spent annually ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    No reason for athletes to remain amateurs

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... year's London Olympics- but there is no harm in dreaming big. And for the first time they will be taking part as Asian champions. ... weekend would have seen them being crowned Olympic champions. Unfortunately, that Back to the Future time travel is only for the celluloid set, so the Hong Kong's men team had to settle ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    More than a flag of convenience

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 09:29pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Skier's push for eligibility to represent Hong Kong at the Winter Olympics deserves to enjoy official backing More than a flag of convenience It has been downhill for freestyle skier Alexander Glavatsky-Yeadon in every sense of the word since he discovered the Hong Kong Olympic Committee will not go out on a limb for him by taking up his ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Shanghai racing ahead of Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... worldly pleasures. We cannot hold a candle to the sporting extravagance cities like London and New York boast. These are truly world-class cities. But our government is quick to emphasise the fact ... Asian Games, something which will refocus attention back on this city. Hanoi will host the 2019 Games with the city for the subsequent one in 2023 to be decided in 2016 by the Olympic Council ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Why next year is huge for sevens

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... overshadowed by the fact that Hong Kong will be vying to become a core team in the HSBC Sevens World Series when they take part in the London Sevens for the first time at the end of May. If Hong Kong ... core-team status in London. Next season, the HSBC Sevens World Series is set to expand to 10 tournaments- Argentina who were supposed to come on board this season pulled out at the last minute, ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong should push for a role in IRB Women's Sevens Series

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Let's face it. If not for women, rugby would never have got into the Olympics. That is a fact, given that any new sport wishing to make its presence felt on the world's biggest stage must include women in these days of equality. Rugby's failed attempt to get into the 2012 Olympics was due to the sport not having enough countries where women played the game when the bid ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    A gift that can keep on giving

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the Olympics, the pathway into the institute was made easier. A couple of months ago, the rules were changed, with a three-tier structure replacing the old system that categorised all sports under one ... is simple. In future, only sports which offer medals at the Olympics or Asian Games will be considered for inclusion provided they meet the benchmark. These will be categorised under Tier A* or Tier ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - LEFT FIELD

    Marathons can be open and safe

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in the 1992 Olympics and 1993 world championships. That act of violence is ranked by Time magazine as being among the top 10 worst acts of terrorism, and included in this list is the 1972 Munich Olympic Games tragedy and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lanka cricket team to a test match in Lahore, Pakistan. It is sad that there is such a compilation of dastardly acts. It speaks ...




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