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  1. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Life's too short to harbour doubt: 72-year-old takes on Cross Harbour Swim with daughter

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:04am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Mabel Chau took up skiing at 50, sky diving at 60 and running at 70. Today she joins thousands taking the plunge in the Cross Harbour Race Life's just too short to harbour doubt When thousands of swimmers dive into Victoria Harbour today at the start of the annual Cross Harbour Race, one woman will already have set a record. At 72 years old, Mabel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1614730/lifes-too-short-harbour-doubt-72-year-old-takes-cross-harbour-swim
  2. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    All 23,000 places for Hong Kong half marathon snapped up within three hours

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 02:55pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Half-marathon sells out in three hours Eager runners snapped up all 23,000 slots for the popular half-marathon race in next year's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon within three hours yesterday morning. Organisers said all the available spots for the race, to be held in January, were filled by 10am. After last year's registration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596015/all-23000-places-hong-kong-half-marathon-snapped-within-three-hours
  3. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Thousands brave the heat to take part in Sai Kung dragon boat races

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:55pm by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... and an algal bloom were not enough to keep thousands of paddlers and spectators away from the city's famed dragon boat festivities. Races took place across the city to mark the Tuen Ng Festival, a ritual that has roots stretching back more than 2,000 years. In Sai Kung, the smell of sunscreen and the sea breeze infused the promenade as crowds thronged to the Dragon Boat Racing Gala ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523807/thousands-brave-heat-take-part-sai-kung-dragon-boat-races
  4. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Next year's Hong Kong Marathon won't raise quota of runners

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Earlier-than-usual race will cap registration at the same number as this year, as organisers say it has reached its size limit given the route HK ... that the quota for the race in January- held before the Lunar New Year holiday for the first time- would remain at 73,000. "There is no room to expand," Ko, chairman of the organising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579488/next-years-hong-kong-marathon-wont-raise-quota-runners
  5. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Pyongyang marathon open for entries from foreign runners for second time

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by SAMUEL CHAN AND BRIAN YAP

    ... opened yesterday for next year's race, to be held on April 12. "The response has been overwhelming," said a spokesman for My Tour Agent, the only agency authorised to organise ... Hongkongers who joined last year's marathon, along with several others who did the half-marathon and 10km races. Unlike most big-city marathons, which offer runners a range of scenery along ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566474/pyongyang-marathon-open-entries-foreign-runners-second-time
  6. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Formula E bosses pull the plug on electric-car race in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 06:26am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Circuit in Central fails to win approval- but auto association chief is hopeful for future Formula E bosses pull the plug on race in HK The new Formula E motor racing championship will not be coming to Hong Kong after the proposed circuit in Central failed to meet the approval of the world auto sports governing body. President of the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1375695/formula-e-bosses-pull-plug-electric-car-race-hong-kong
  7. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Cross-harbour swim to try out new registration system

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... a reserve pool this year will at least ensure that all the places are filled. In previous years, about 10 per cent of the registered entrants failed to show up for the 1,500-metre race from Lei Yue ... Harbour Race on October 12 will close on August 6. Also new at this year's event is a requirement for all swimmers in the leisure group- a separate category for those who want to take part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529505/cross-harbour-swim-try-out-new-registration-system
  8. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Fastest fingers win place in the race

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 04:27am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Fastest fingers win place in the race Only the fastest fingers and most efficient internet connections ensured a place in the popular 10km race at next year's Standard Chartered Marathon yesterday. Online bookings for the race were taken up in record time and organisers were bombarded with complaints from runners who waited for up to six hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1343065/fastest-fingers-win-place-race
  9. News - China - SPORT

    Beijing makes final three on shortlist for Winter Olympics in 2022

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:15am by WU NAN, AP

    ... Wu Nan and Associated Press Beijing makes final three for Winter Olympics Beijing is one of three cities still in the troubled race to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Almaty in Kazakhstan ... be a two-horse race with Oslo's bid still uncertain. The Norwegian government has yet to back the project and will not make a decision until the autumn. Polls have shown that more than half ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549262/beijing-makes-final-three-shortlist-winter-olympics-2022
  10. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Race is on for Red Bull F1 interns

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Race is on for Red Bull F1 interns Two lucky students will get a taste of life in the fast lane under a one-year internship programme run by Formula One team Infiniti Red Bull Racing. The intern search would cover 12 locations- four in Asia, four in Europe and four in the Americas- Red Bull said yesterday. In Hong Kong, the team will partner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1331883/race-red-bull-f1-interns

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