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    Inside Incheon: Tourist invasion needed to boost showcase event

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:14pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Organisers in South Korea are frustrated at poor ticket sales for much of the competition Tourist invasion needed to boost showcase event Exactly 64 years ago on Monday, the US Marines ... by the people of Incheon who today are hoping for another similar invasion- of tourists- so the 17th Asian Games will be played out in front of packed stands. But with every passing day hopes ...

  2. Sport - ASIAN GAMES

    Geng Xiaoling loses Asian Games title but claims Hong Kong’s only wushu medal

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:33pm

    ... and not a bad result in such a high level.” The veteran, who arrived in Hong Kong from the mainland in 2005, admitted it was time to consider her future. I am not too disappointed about losing my title ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong

    Diao Xiaojuan's fall ends Hong Kong hopes in women's team pursuit

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 11:16pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... 15-9. But she had done enough to earn the bronze. The mainlander beat another Hong Kong fencer, Yeung Chui-ling, 15-6 in the previous round. In the men's foil, Cheung Siu-lun, silver ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - CYCLING

    Sarah Lee Wai-sze wins gold for Hong Kong at Asian Games

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:10pm

    ... easily won her heat to reach the final, where she was expected to face stiff challenges from the two mainlanders- Zhong and her teammate Lin Junhong. But Lee easily broke away with one lap left ...

  5. Sport - Tennis - PROFILE

    How Li Na went from a badminton-playing kid in Wuhan to one of China's global icons

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:22pm

    ... Reuters Double grand slam winner changed the face of tennis in the mainland A typical “neighbourhood kid” toting a badminton racquet in the Yangtze river port of Wuhan, eight-year-old Li ... As a young girl making the switch from tennis to badminton, Li had to explain to her mother what tennis was, but mainland China now boasts eight WTA events, one in her home-town of Wuhan. Though ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Increased services for mainland tourists

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Club to offer special off-course Putonghua zones while reviving exotic betting pools Increased services for mainland tourists The Jockey Club has acknowledged the growth of its mainland tourist market and also taken its first steps towards attempting to revive some of the exotic pools among a number of marketing initiatives for the new season. ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    China women make giant leap to earn core World Series status

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:55am by Kevin Kung

    ... consolation after a tough opening day by winning the Bowl. The mainlanders overcame Brazil in the quarter-final to reach the semis and guarantee their presence in all six legs of the 2014-15 series. ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Why Hong Kong Tennis Open must build on a good start

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 09:02pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... tournament to town, too. Next year's Hong Kong Open will be moved to October but while the date change might help, we understand it will clash with some other bigger event on the mainland ... talks and Hong Kong must be able to match the mainland and offer big appearance fees. If Bouchard had been guaranteed big bucks, she would have been here this week. That is the bottom line. ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Hong Kong can bring top-class men's tennis event back, but needs an ATP licence

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:35am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and Marlboro ending their title sponsorship of major tournaments in Hong Kong. The last Salem Open was held in 2002 after which the promoter who held the ATP licence moved to the mainland as he eyed ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong

    The big question at the Asian Games- can Hong Kong's huge delegation match success of Guangzhou?

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 10:56pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Wai-sze is Hong Kong's highest-profile athlete and the cyclist arguably has the best credentials of all the competitors but she faces a daunting task against mainland rivals Zhong Tianshi ...




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