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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 - 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - Hong Kong Open

    Little-known Belgian knocks out Daniela Hantuchova to reach quarter-finals of Hong Kong Open

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:46pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... with a straights-set victory over compatriot Zhang Kailin to keep alive mainland interest in the singles competition. In the absence of Peng Shuai, Zheng Jie and Zheng Saisai are carrying the flag proudly for the mainland with both reaching the last eight. "I'm happy. Whenever I win I feel happy," smiled the 31-year-old Zheng Jie after her 6-1, 6-4 victory over her opponent who had won one ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - ASIAN GAMES

    Veteran Tie Yana in final quest for Asian Games glory

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:04pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... with Cheung Yuk at the 2002 Busan Asian Games, the former mainlander captured two more silvers in the singles and doubles (with Zhang Rui) in Doha four years later. "It will be a great ...

  10. Sport - China - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Right Field: Peng's rise a sign of something bigger

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 09:33pm by Tim Noonan

    ... the screws on dissent and meaningful reform in his two-year reign. Still if it's reform from mainland authorities you are looking for then all is not lost. Welcome to the sports section, ... becoming a social media darling on the mainland, Peng managed to capture the hearts of international viewers as well with her emotional and touching quarter-final post-match interview on how she ...




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