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  1. Sport - Hong Kong

    Event gives Andy Leung taste of what lies ahead in Asian Games

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:38pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Olympic Games, remains in fourth place with 16 penalty points, a distant 10 behind leader Cho Won-woo of South Korea. Another Korean, Lee Byung-gun, is in second place with 14, while Leung's ... Leung Ho-tsun has received a rude reminder of the mammoth task awaiting him at the Asian Games as he struggles at the continental sailing championships in Incheon. The Incheon course is the same ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Boxing chief Wu confirms IOC presidency bid

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 04:49pm by Reuters in Berlin

    ... of my candidature,” he told reporters in Taipei. “The IOC and the Olympic Games have much more power to positively impact society than any other organisation and project in this world,” said Wu. ... Reuters in Berlin Taiwan’s world boxing chief (AIBA) President Ching-kuo Wu announced his intention to run for International Olympic Committee president on Thursday, saying the Olympic ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Tokyo divided over its proposed Olympic stadium

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 10:43pm by APSPT

    ... prepares to demolish the half-century old stadium that hosted the first Olympics in Asia, debate is raging over whether the colossal, futuristic replacement planned for the 2020 Games will help ... reincarnation, for the Olympics in 1964. Those Games were the catalyst for a far-reaching makeover of Tokyo and marked Japan's reemergence as an Asian power following its defeat in the second world ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - SQUASH

    Leading from the front- David Mui ready to take charge of Asian body

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Olympic Committee will decide not only the host city for the 2020 Games (Tokyo, Istanbul or Madrid), but also one new medal sport to join the programme. Squash is among eight sports vying to be part of the Olympic Games. "It will be a dream come true for me and everyone in the squash community to see the sport in the Olympic Games," Mui says. "We believe the time has ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - Commonwealth Games

    Usain denies Bolt from the blue

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 11:40pm by AFP

    ... Prince Harry. On Wednesday, Bolt turned up to watch Jamaica play New Zealand at netball, where he joined in with a Mexican wave and told reporters the Games were “awesome”. The six-time Olympic ... Agence France-Presse Usain Bolt yesterday denied reports that he called the Glasgow Commonwealth Games “a bit s***”, ahead of his appearance in the 4x100 metres relay. History’s fastest ...


    Olympic star Amy Van Dyken severs spinal cord in crash

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:09pm

    ... Atlanta Olympics, where she became the first US female athlete to win four gold medals in a single games. She captured the 50-metre freestyle and 100 butterfly and also competed on the winning ... Associated Press in Scottsdale, Arizona Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken severed her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the weekend, and she told ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - BASKETBALL

    NBA will reopen debate in wake of Paul George injury

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 11:21pm by Associated Press

    ... participation. The NBA chief said the sport and the league had benefited from participation of the game's greatest players in the Olympics and world championships. "Without a doubt, basketball has grown tremendously since 1992, when NBA players began playing in the Olympics," Silver said, referring to the Barcelona Games when the US "Dream Team" made their debut. ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Coming to a game near you: IRB joins IOC’s fight against match-fixing

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 06:42pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... its commitment to the fight against illegal betting, match-fixing and corruption. The IRB last week signed up to the International Olympic Committee’s Integrity Betting Intelligence System ... betting entities. Its main goal is to safeguard the game from illegal sports betting. This scourge is widespread and rife in the two other team sports propagated by the British when the sun never ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Right Field: Bolt out of the blue a non-event

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 08:14pm by Tim Noonan

    ... for a ride at another public event he was attending, this time meeting British Princes William and Harry, he was asked by a writer from The Times if these Games were like the Olympics. Reportedly he replied, "Nah, the Olympics are better." He also added that he wasn't really having fun in Glasgow and the Games were "a bit s***." And, of course, it became ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong

    Promising youngster Mui Ching-yeung likely to miss out on Incheon Games

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 10:10pm by Richard Castka

    ... of travelling," he said. The men's 4x100 metre relay team, who qualified for the 2012 London Olympic Games with the best Asian result, will be Hong Kong's major medal hope, while up-and-coming ... Ching-yeung's ambition to compete in the 110m hurdles at the Asian Games looks like it will have to be fulfilled in 2019 at the earliest despite his domestic dominance of high hurdling, which included ...




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