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  1. Sport - China - SWIMMING

    Olympic star Ye Shiwen heads to university

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 10:20am

    ... Associated Press Swimmer to combine training with law study at Tsinghua University China’s two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ye Shiwen has a new title: College freshman. The 2012 London Games champion in the women’s 200- and 400-metre medleys registered this week at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University under a government program waiving the grueling entrance exam ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Review details ‘toxic’ environment in Aussie Olympic swim team

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 11:30am by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... Associated Press in Canberra A review into the Australian swimming team’s performance at the London Olympics has detailed a “toxic” environment including misuse of prescription drugs ... the “culturally toxic incidents” and the “lack of collective leadership” in response. The independent review noted cases of “getting drunk, misuse of prescription drugs, breaching curfews, deceit, ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    College athletes deserve income

    Posted May 10th 2014, 10:52pm by Tim Noonan

    ... winners, once again, were the folks at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Imagine running a multibillion-dollar company with a tax-exempt status and virtually zero labour costs. ... Granted, they are getting access to a university degree and that is no small thing for the overwhelming majority of college athletes, who will not be able to play their sport professionally. ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Hong Kong golfing golden girl Tiffany Chan wins World University Championship in Switzerland

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Alex Jenkins

    ... entered the event in good form having won the National Junior College Athletic Association women's title in May. Chan now looks set to break into the top 50 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings ... University Championship in Switzerland. The 20-year-old from Tuen Mun, Hong Kong's outstanding female player over the past five years, staged a remarkable comeback to defeat Spain's Marta ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Fifa plans league table of nations’ with racism problems

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 09:40am by Associated Press in Geneva

    ... Associated Press in Geneva Fifa plans to create an international league table of countries which have problems with racism and discrimination in sports.  At a United Nations forum on racism and football on Monday, Fifa delegate Tokyo Sexwale said the global “barometer” was central to the football governing body’s work to tackle discrimination.  “The barometer is going to tell ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG FIRST DIVISION

    Hong Kong Football Association to tackle match-fixing following Interpol meeting

    Posted May 15th 2014, 10:40am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Governing body says it is trying to be 'proactive' in tackling corruption in the game The Hong Kong Football Association says it is working on an action plan ... from Interpol, Fifa, the Hong Kong Police Force, the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Home Affairs Bureau (sport and recreation branch) and Hong Kong Jockey Club on April 7. ...

  7. 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

    ... hand-picked by the state and tapped for national duty, Li gave it all away in her early 20s to study media at university, just as her career threatened to bloom. She returned to the tour in 2004 ... Na could have had little idea the path the Chinese state set for her might lead to tennis glory, riches and Asia’s first grand slam singles title. Steered into a sports college to work on her ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    College football star comes out, could be first openly gay player in NFL

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 10:34am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press 'I am openly, proud gay man,' says All-American Michael Sam Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly ... announced he was gay after the season. Collins, a 35-year-old backup center, was a free agent and has not signed with a new team this season. MLS star and U.S. national team player Robbie Rogers ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - BOXING

    Focus on headguards after Pakistan's Muhammad Waseem wins boxing medal

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 10:55pm by AFP

    ... Unable to continue, the referee had no option but to stop the fight with just 28 seconds gone and award Waseem a technical knockout win. Arab nations don't win many medals in boxing, so ... medal. The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) discarded headguards last year in a bid to align more closely with the professional game. Britain's former Olympic silver medallist ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF WILLIAM LAI

    Receiving goodies an ugly scourge of the Fifa executives' game

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 09:38pm by William Lai

    ... designer watches are ticking time bombs. Just ask the Fifa executives and soccer association chiefs who received watches as gifts during their swanky tournament get-togethers, and which are now just waiting to blow up in their faces. The revelation that the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) gave Parmigiani watches, each valued at £16,400 (HK$205,000), to 32 association chiefs, 28 ...




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