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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    Athletics coach Paul Wright to quit Hong Kong for sake of son's health

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka and John Carney Pollution forces coach who transformed city's athletics to leave just four months into contract Wright quits to save son's health Hong Kong's athletics coach Paul Wright will leave his post in November after just over two years in the job, amid fears his son's health problems are linked to the city's high levels of pollution. ...

  2. Health warning issued to World Cup fans

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.45pm: Hong Kong soccer fans should take care of their health while watching World Cup matches live overnight- and avoid fatigue, poor eating and excessive drinking, the Health Department warned on Thursday. The World Cup 2006 will kick off on Friday night (Hong Kong time) with the host, Germany, playing Costa Rica in Munich. In the space of 31 days, ...

  3. Public oversight

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the 2008 Olympics. There was only one area that concerned them: the environment- Beijing's Achilles heel. Beijing officials cited encouraging statistics from the World Health Organisation ... at the meetings. City officials dominated the proceedings, and the public was not allowed into the meetings. Chinese officials are improving their management of public issues, but one area where they need ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Officials need to ensure better public access to sports venues

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Better access to sports venues Officials are expected to take good care of public resources and facilities. Regrettably, they have once again been put to shame ... the urgent need for more sensitivity and a better administration of the land and facilities that are heavily subsidised by taxpayers. This is not the first time the question of public access ...

  5. Athens nightmare for sick rower

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Sick Olympic rower So Sau-wah returned to Hong Kong earlier this week after a traumatic few days in Athens, including a nightmare visit to a Greek public hospital. ... and nobody at the hospital knew how to treat his illness. 'It was the worst kind of public hospital you can imagine and there was no doctor qualified to treat him on duty,' said rowing ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Blumberg hopes be among a select few to have ever completed four challenging 100-mile US trail races in 10 weeks While Djokovic and co. fight it out at Wimbledon, there’s another Grand Slam taking place in the US that’ ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With Olympics over, time to inspire a sporting life

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by WALTER CHEUNG

    ... Hongkongers to change their sedentary lifestyles Time to inspire a sporting life As the euphoria over the London Olympics fades, how can we sustain public enthusiasm for sports? How many couch potatoes are now determined to engage in regular physical exercise or participate in sports? According to a study commissioned by the Department of Health in 2010, sedentary lifestyles are common ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - FIT & FAB

    The ultimate test of mettle

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by BEN SIN

    ... Ben Sin healthpost@scmp.com After giving up sport to pursue his career, Martin Lieberz returned to triathlons and now represents Hong Kong The ultimatetest of mettle Growing up in a small village in Cologne, Germany, Martin Lieberz fell in love with sport ...

  9. Be active - and stay healthy and happy

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and endurance. In short, there are numerous advantages to sport. Ng Wing-lun, Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College From the Editor Thank you for your letter, Wing-lun. We all hear about the importance of sport for our health. It helps us maintain a healthy weight, keeps our bones healthy as we get older, and decreases the risk of certain diseases such as diabetes and high blood ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 3, 2013

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... such as carbon dioxide, and toxic ash. It would surely worsen air pollution and risk public health. Not surprisingly, given these effects, no one would want to live close to any such waste plant, and so ... to address Hong Kong's housing problem has caused his popularity to drop to a new low. Although Leung understands fully that the housing problem is a matter of the greatest public concern, he ...




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