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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - SAILING

    Hong Kong issue 'SOS' to keep women's windsurfing in Asian Games

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:54pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... surprised even South Korea have not entered the event but, as the hosts, they should Dennis Chan Wai-keung "The RSX is an Olympic class, which means competition is high but expenses are also ... will represent Hong Kong at the Incheon Games. But the boardsailor will not take part in September's world championships, which decide 50 per cent of the quota for the 2016 Olympics. The worlds, ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - SAILING

    Windsurfing back in Olympics after U-turn by sailing federation

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Isaf restores sport's Olympic status following a general assembly meeting, ditching kiteboarding as a medal sport for Rio 2016 Windsurfers back ... to the Olympic Games programme. The general assembly of the International Sailing Federation (Isaf) voted late on Saturday at its annual conference in Dublin, Ireland, to overturn a decision made in May ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - SAILING

    Hong Kong hope Olympic ruling will be in their favour

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by CHAN KINWA

    ... Chan Kin-wa Kinwa.chan@scmp.com High-level meeting in Dublin will decide whether windsurfing will retain its Games status, thereby raising local medal hopes for Rio 2016 HK hope Olympic ruling will be in their favour A compromise agreement where windsurfing and its upstart rival kiteboarding will share the Olympic stage at Rio de Janeiro in 2016 could raise Hong Kong's ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - SAILING

    Sevens regular drops anchor in Hong Kong stopover

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 01:01am by Alvin Sallay

    ... has also brought a smile to Phillips' face. "I hope to be back playing at the Hong Kong Sevens next year. My goal as far as rugby is concerned is to make it to the Olympics and I will be back in training once this race is over on July 12 in London," Phillips said. He has already been to Rio de Janeiro- the host city of the 2016 Olympics- on the first leg of this race. ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - SAILING

    John Bertrand takes his winning formula from the sea to the pool

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 09:39pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... boxing kangaroo- now the official flag of the Australian Olympic team- and the Men At Work anthem Down Under was used ("we wanted to create our own battle flag and hymn"). At 67, ... Australia's dismal performance at the London Olympics in 2012 was a national shame says Bertrand. "There are two sports in Australia fundamental to our DNA, cricket and swimming. When we are down ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - SAILING

    Can China rule the waves again?

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 09:56pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... made the cut from an original list of 20. The eighth sailor is Hong Kong-born Cheng Ying-kit, the team leader, handpicked from a bunch with résumés including the Olympics, America's Cup, ... knew about or were interested in the sport. But that is all changing. "Ever since we started winning medals at the Olympics in sailing, the profile has risen and more people are taking ...

  7. Sport - China - SAILING

    Mainland sailor dreaming on an ocean wave

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 10:02pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... in Qingdao- the city was home to the sailing events during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games- Song will have another key responsibility on her shoulders: victualling the boat. And top of her grocery list ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - SAILING

    Oracle USA loses twice to Kiwis in America’s Cup

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 11:42am by AP

    ... for America’s Cup Even with the most successful sailor in Olympic history on board, defending America’s Cup champions Oracle Team USA simply can’t catch Emirates Team New Zealand on the open water. ... – couldn’t catch New Zealand skipper Dean Barker, even after replacing its principal tactician John Kostecki with the British star Ben Ainslie, the most successful sailor in Olympic history. “We ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - SAILING

    Inspired choice of Ben Ainslie key to Oracle's victory in America's Cup

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Defenders were down and out when the four-time Olympic champion came on board, but his expertise turned it all around Inspired choice of Ainslie key to Oracle's triumph British four-time Olympic champion Ben Ainslie says he realised a lifelong dream by inspiring Oracle Team USA to an improbable win in the America's Cup. He replaced John ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - SAILING

    Anxiety grows for Kiwis as Oracle Team USA live another day

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 02:54pm

    ... replaced American tactician John Kostecki with British Olympic star Ben Ainslie, who had been the helmsman of the backup boat. Ainslie, who won his fourth straight Olympic gold medal in 2012, ...




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