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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - OLYMPICS

    'Great chance' for squash to join 2020 Olympics, says Tony Choi

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:45pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... framefor Tokyo Games' Squash has a "great chance" to join the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, despite being rejected three times, said Hong Kong head coach Tony Choi Yuk-kwan. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will host its executive board meeting and the 127th Session in Monaco in early December and one of the key decisions is possible changes to the Olympic programme. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1620812/great-chance-squash-2020-olympics-says-tony-choi
  2. Sport - Rugby - Gold Coast Sevens

    Fiji face fight for funds to reach Olympic dream

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:21pm

    ... road to the Rio Olympics on Sunday, holding off Samoa 31-24 in a final of shifting momentum at the Gold Coast Sevens when Jasa Veremalua put the result beyond doubt in the dying seconds.  ... for the December stop of the IRB sevens world series in Dubai. The top four teams in the nine-tournament IRB series qualify for the 2016 Olympics, elevating the stakes at the opening event on Australia’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1615794/fiji-face-fight-funds-reach-olympic-dream
  3. Sport - Rugby

    There’s no place like home to get Hong Kong fired up for Olympics qualifier

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 09:35pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Dare I say it? Home field advantage will definitely give Hong Kong a huge boost when they bid to win the direct berth for Asia at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Dare I say it? Simply because ... person when it comes to the men’s Asian qualifying tournament, where the winner will earn an automatic ticket to Rio. The move to play the [Rio Olympics] Asian qualifiers in Hong Kong is great ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1613104/theres-no-place-home-get-hong-kong-fired-olympics-qualifier
  4. Sport - Rugby

    Boost for Hong Kong rugby’s Olympics hopes as city to host Asian qualifiers for Rio

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 12:33am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong will have home advantage in the race to qualify for the 2016 Olympics with the Asian qualifying tournament to decide the regional representative in Rio being held in the city in November next year. "Asia will have one Olympic qualifying tournament for rugby sevens for the men and it will be hosted by Hong Kong," Trevor Gregory, president of the Asian Rugby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1612293/hong-kong-host-rio-olympic-asian-qualifiers-next-year
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Hong Kong 4x100m hero So Chun-hong targets Rio Olympics after seizing Asian Games chance

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 09:47am

    ... training full-time since November, said his target is an Olympic berth in Brazil. “I always think you must prepare well, or if the chances come, you won’t be able to take them. The Olympic Games ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1608828/hong-kong-4x100m-hero-so-chun-hong-targets-rio-olympics-after
  6. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Michael Phelps to miss world championships after six-month ban for drink driving

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:16am

    ... Associated Press USA Swimming punishment blow to star's hopes of Olympics comeback Michael Phelps’ comeback took a major hit on Monday, with USA Swimming suspending the 18-time Olympic champion for six months and forcing him to withdraw from next year’s world championships. Phelps also lost six months of funding from the sport’s national governing body as a result of his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1611257/michael-phelps-miss-world-championships-after-six-month-ban-drink
  7. 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 ... qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics, the first gymnast from Hong Kong to do so. His first jump in London ended in ignominy as he lost his balance and landed flat on his backside, and failed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1601188/shek-wai-hung-asian-games-dreamland-after-olympic-nightmare
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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