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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Christy Yiu quits nursing job to pursue Olympic dream in Rio

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:11pm by Richard Castka

    ... Christy Yiu Kit-ching is targeting a place in the Rio Olympics marathon after deciding to quit her job to devote herself to training. The 26-year-old nurse, who won the Hong Kong Half-Marathon ... and concentrate more on effective training, as my long term goal is to qualify for the Olympic marathon." Giorgi, who watched the race with Murao, said: "Christy has a very good work ethic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1583155/christy-yiu-quits-nursing-job-pursue-olympic-dream-rio
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - SQUASH

    Squash officials refuse to give up on their Olympic dream

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 10:08pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... refuse to give upon their Olympic dream Squash hasn't given up hope of being included at the 2020 Olympics with top official Heather Deayton encouraged by IOC president Thomas Bach's moves to add flexibility to the sports programme for the Tokyo Games. "We have not given up hope. In fact, we have our fingers crossed squash will still be played at the 2020 Olympics now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1581849/squash-officials-refuse-give-their-olympic-dream
  3. 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 ... record in the 400 IM and an Olympic record in the 200 IM at London 2012, although she did not win a medal in any event at last year’s world championships in Barcelona. Numerous Chinese champion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1581385/olympic-star-ye-shiwen-heads-university
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    'Unusual partnership' strikes gold for HK at Youth Olympics

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 12:43am by Kevin Kung

    ... the pool of singles competitions. The unusual format has the aim of fostering good international relations among the young competitors in accordance with the Youth Olympics' stated goals ... at the Rio Olympics began to look plausible when Matheus Santana won the men's 100 metres freestyle final. The 18-year-old Brazilian cruised to victory in 48.25 seconds- a world record ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1579462/unusual-partnership-strikes-gold
  5. Sport - Rugby - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Australia’s women and French men claim first ever rugby golds at Youth Olympics

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 02:46pm

    ... Reuters in Nanjing Dominique du Toit scores hat-trick for Aussies as sport makes its debut Unbeaten Australia claimed women’s rugby sevens gold in the sport’s debut at the Youth Olympic ... makes its debut at the regular Olympics at the 2016 Rio Games. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1577678/australias-women-and-french-men-claim-first-ever-rugby-golds-youth
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Agony for HK's Doo Hoi-kem as she misses out on Youth Olympics gold in table tennis

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 02:31pm

    ... was heartbroken to just miss out on Youth Olympic Games gold on Wednesday, but she and her coach insist silver is the first step towards a bright future. In the women’s singles final, top-seed Doo went ... World Championship, and I believe it will take about two to three years for her to reach the [senior elite] standard,” said Zhang. “The next Olympics will be held two years later. Doo’s older ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1577666/agony-doo-hoi-kem-she-misses-out-bagging-hong-kongs-first-youth
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Two more silver medals for Hong Kong athletes at Youth Olympics

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:56pm by Kevin Kung

    ... athletes Hong Kong came agonisingly close to winning a first ever Youth Olympics gold medal yesterday with fencer Ryan Choi Chun-yin and swimmer Siobhan Haughey showing they have big futures ... "Winning silver at the Youth Olympics is a breakthrough for Hong Kong fencing," Choi said after losing a close final (15-13) to world junior champion Andrzej Rzadkowski of Poland. "My ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1577162/more-silver-delight-hong-kong-athletes
  8. Sport - Hong Kong - YOUTH OLYMPICS

    Teen swimming star bags first medal for Hong Kong at Youth Olympics

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 10:37pm by Kevin Kung

    ... Haughey struck silver in the pool on Sunday night to secure Hong Kong's first medal of the Nanjing Youth Olympics. The 16-year-old swimming prodigy clocked two minutes 13.21 seconds to finish ... matches. While most of the Hong Kong delegation were enjoying the opening ceremony at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Saturday night, Doo, the top seed and favourite in the event, stayed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1575611/teen-swimming-star-has-first-medal-hong-kong-youth-olympics
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Nigeria quits youth Olympics in China amid Ebola-linked sporting bans

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by AFP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Nanjing Restrictions placed on athletes from Ebola zone Nigeria has withdrawn from the Youth Olympics in the Chinese city of Nanjing, state media reported Saturday, as four African nations battle the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in decades. Nigeria’s decision was confirmed by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach in Nanjing, China’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574522/youth-olympic-games-nanjing-bans-some-athletes-ebola-zone
  10. Sport - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong pair aim to survive 'trial by fire' at Youth Olympics

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:25pm by Kevin Kung

    ... The second edition of the Youth Olympic Games begin on Saturday night in Nanjing with what is promising to be an impressive opening ceremony as the main body of the Hong Kong delegation arrived ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1574391/hong-kong-pair-aim-survive-trial-fire-youth-olympics

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