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  1. Paralympics a show of impressive sporting ability

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Paralympics, the level of play has improved as technology is increasingly tailored to the needs of the athletes. Wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis are faster, more exciting games ... The Paralympics has come into its own, as the competitiveness of this year's two-week contest has shown. The performances in some events came impressively close to Olympic qualifying ...

  2. Paralympics bias?

    Posted Oct 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's Paralympics athletes, who placed 17th in Athens, complained that they received little media coverage at home. Should we have seen more coverage of the athletes with disabilities? Share your views: write to us. ...

  3. Wheelchair fencer's golden goal

    Posted Sep 13th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... athletes the sport has ever known. This week she leaves for Athens to compete in her first-ever Paralympic Games. The 19-year-old, who lost a leg to bone cancer at 11, has won gold at every ... at the Paralympics which open on Friday. Soundbite: 'The Paralympics winner is the world champion. The Games are very important to me. To be a champion you have to work hard in all areas of your life, ...

  4. Hong Kong Paralympic stars chase big payday in Athens

    Posted Aug 31st 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Hong Kong's squad are aiming for a record medal haul in the 2004 Paralympic Games which open in Athens on September 17. The SAR will send 26 athletes to compete in six ... at Government House for a flag-presentation ceremony this afternoon. Launched in 1960, the Paralympics have evolved into a major sports event, second only to the Olympic Games. The 2004 Paralympic Games ...

  5. Paralympic athletes anticipate big pay day

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... three silvers and seven bronze medals at the last Paralympic Games in Sydney and officials are confident Hong Kong would top that mark. Gold medals at the Olympics will be worth $1 million ... Unus Alladin Hong Kong's paralympic athletes are expected to reap a financial bonanza as they chase cash awards being offered as part of the Hang Seng Athlete Incentive Awards Scheme. ...

  6. Athens Paralympics snub angers Taipei

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... of the Presidential Office, was quoted as saying in Athens by the Central News Agency after the IPC decision. The semi-official agency said the Taiwanese delegation at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, which ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taiwan's first lady, Wu Shu-chen, was told by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) yesterday that she would not be recognised as the Taiwanese team's ...

  7. Paralympics delegate recovering after motorcycle knocks her down

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael Hong Kong's top delegate to the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games is recovering in hospital after being hit by a motorcycle while sightseeing in the Greek capital. Jenny Fung ... their positions on the Sports Development Board during an unprecedented purge of the sporting organisation. Mr Li said the 26-member Hong Kong Paralympic squad had expressed concern about Mrs Fung. ...

  8. Paralympic champ has sights set on Beijing 2008

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Paralympic Games boccia champion Ivan Lau Yan-chi says he is determined to compete again in 2008, despite the possibility of failing health. Speaking at a special reception ... and mature since he began playing boccia four years ago, but his mobility had not improved. The university's first Paralympics champion, Lau received a warm welcome from his parents, fellow ...

  9. HK medal winners feel slighted by silence

    Posted Oct 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Paralympians say that despite doing far better than the Olympic team, their triumphs have gone largely unnoticed Hong Kong's Paralympics athletes won far more medals than their able-bodied Olympic Games counterparts, yet received comparatively little media coverage, observers have complained. The 26-member team ranked 17th of the 136 nations and territories ...

  10. Hero's welcome awaits SAR Games athletes

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Hong Kong's Paralympic heroes return from Athens today after scooping a record medal haul at the Games. The SAR squad will receive a warm welcome when they arrive ... Yan-chi to win gold in the mixed pairs of Class B4 on the last day of the Games. Sprinter So Wa-wai also struck gold when he broke the Paralympic record in the T36 category of the 200 metres ...




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