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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - ASIAN GAMES

    Shek Wai-hung in Asian Games dreamland after Olympic nightmare

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... stunned reigning Olympic and world champion Yang Hak-seon of South Korea in the vault final on Thursday night to clinch a gold medal, Hong Kong's first Asian Games gymnastic medal, but his ... to pursue his dream. "I never dreamed of becoming the Asian Games or Olympic Games champion when I went to Hunan. "I just loved the sport very much and wanted to do better. It has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1601188/shek-wai-hung-asian-games-dreamland-after-olympic-nightmare
  2. Sport - Other Sport - INSIDE INCHEON WITH ALVIN SALLAY

    Saudis take a backward step over women athletes

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 11:02pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... athletes and the move was seen as a milestone towards meeting the International Olympic Committee's goal of sex equality and 50-50 participation at the Games. They were just figureheads, ... airport. Yet Hong Kong is a flag-bearer when it comes to women in sport, having had female athletes even on the first occasion when the city participated at the Olympic Games, in 1952; two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1598963/saudis-take-backward-step-over-women-athletes
  3. Sport - CYCLING

    Winning mental game: Sarah Lee Wai-sze sprints to Asian Games glory

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 06:29pm

    ... been maturing over the past couple of months. "I hope to be able to challenge in this event again in the next Olympic Games, although there are still many top sprinters from Europe ... Lee Wai-sze became the first local to win two gold medals at the 2014 Asian Games followed by compatriot Shek Wai-hung's surprise maiden victory. Sprint is a very much a mental game ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1600353/golden-double-hong-kong-cyclist-sarah-lee-wai-sze
  4. Sport - Other Sport - ORGANISATION

    Asian Games: Competition will maintain its 'regional flavour'

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:23pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... for organisers. But the OCA chief said it would continue to provide a world platform for sports like karate, squash and wushu, all of which are bidding to become Olympic sports. "These Games also ... the Asian Games that rugby [sevens] and taekwondo got into the Olympics and some of these sports want to become Olympic sports and we will help them. "We will continue to keep a good balance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1597507/regional-flavour-will-stay-asian-games
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - ASIAN GAMES

    Top Hong Kong runners can qualify for Rio, says leading Japanese coach

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 01:14am by Richard Castka

    ... at the Asian Games might prove good enough to see Alison Chow Chi-ngan qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games. That is the verdict from leading Japanese athletics coach Shinetsu Murao, who also believes ... Anthony Giorgi has put together a distance running squad of about 30 members. You don't go to the Olympic Games just for participation, it's the pinnacle of sporting excellence Shinetsu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1602750/top-hong-kong-runners-can-qualify-rio-says-leading-japanese-coach
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - INSIDE INCHEON WITH ALVIN SALLAY

    Inside Incheon: Hong Kong Games leaders must accept that sports and politics do mix

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 12:12am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Bach said at the Olympic Council of Asia general assembly. How times have changed. I remember covering my first Asian Games in 1986 in Seoul. Every morning the bus taking journalists ... leaders obviously missed the new thinking from IOC president Thomas Bach at the start of these Games when he said sports and politics do mix. Here we had Pang Chung and Vivien Lau Chiang-chu, two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1604830/inside-incheon-hong-kong-games-leaders-must-accept-sports-and
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - GYMNASTICS

    Shek Wai-hung saves his sport after clinching Hong Kong's first gymnastics gold

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 08:02pm by Chan Kin-wa in Incheon

    ... best, but it is still a great accomplishment, especially after the blunder at the 2012 Olympic Games. "The gold medal will definitely push me to work harder in future to strive for more honours for Hong Kong on the international stage." The gold medal victory restored his lost pride since the first leap by a Hong Kong gymnast at an Olympic Games ended in ignominy. Shek ended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1600351/shek-wai-hung-saves-his-sport-after-clinching-gymnastics-gold-hong
  8. Sport - Hong Kong - INSIDE INCHEON WITH ALVIN SALLAY

    Inside Incheon: Strewth mate! We love Australia, but stay out of the Asian Games

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 11:21pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Australia will offer the Asian Olympic family is possible venues for future Games. Perhaps this also came into the equation. These Games are already being touted as too big and too costly. Adding ... Alvin Sallay Suggestions to include Oceania countries would compound problems Strewth mate! We luv youse all, but don't need you Australia could be taking part at the Asian Games ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1598181/inside-incheon-strewth-mate-we-love-australia-stay-out-asian-games
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - INSIDE INCHEON WITH ALVIN SALLAY

    Inside Incheon: Foreign raiders like Ruth Jebet make a mockery of system

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 09:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... their noses at the spirit of the Games and buying glory at the expense of developing their own athletes. Jebet, the junior world champion, was first stripped of her gold medal after her steeplechase ... and someone should do it But a finger must be pointed at Bahrain and other oil-rich Gulf States, which openly flout the spirit of these Games by buying their way to a gold medal. Last February, Jebet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1603428/inside-incheon-foreign-raiders-ruth-jebet-make-mockery-system
  10. Sport - Rugby

    An ‘All Black’ cloud is building over the future of Asian Games

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 08:44pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... by Asia’s Olympic chief Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who said Oceania could become part of the Asian Games in the not-too-distant future. Oceania has already been invited by their Asian counterparts to compete at the next Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games to be held in the Turkmenistan capital of Ashgabat in 2017. Entry into the Asian Games might follow, with Olympic Council of Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1599658/all-black-cloud-building-over-future-asian-games-sevens

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