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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - World - SPORT

    Michael Schumacher moved to Swiss hospital after emerging from coma

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 07:28pm by AP

    ... ruthless driving talent, which led to a record 91 race wins. He retired from F1 racing in 2012 after an unmatched seven world titles. ...

  5. News - China - SPORT

    Plan to use pandas to forecast World Cup winners cancelled

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:08am by KEIRA HUANG; AFP

    ... winners at the World Cup in the knockout stages by deciding which trees to climb marked with national flags. It was also reported that the animals would take part in races wearing the vests ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    World Cup crackdown uncovers almost HK$40m in illegal soccer bets

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 06:56pm by Clifford Lo and Danny Lee

    ... four times what the Jockey Club took in legal racing and soccer bets.   ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Jockey Club gets deal for training centre in Conghua, Guangzhou, over the line

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Racing Conference that the centre would be ready for the start of the 2017-18 season. Horses will be considered a "temporary import" when moving between facilities and will be tax free, ... will allow horses to be shipped back and forth between Sha Tin and Conghua. Unlike previous attempts to establish a racing presence elsewhere with "one-off" fixtures, HKJC executive ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    In running terms, a Korea highlight: Retiree takes on Pyongyang marathon

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com North Korea provides retiree with one of his more memorable marathons One way to see Pyongyang…4 times It was just one of the many international marathon races Lee Wing-on had run but with a big difference: it was in one of the world's most reclusive countries. Lee, 65, spent a week last month in North Korea, competing in the race with 200 others ...

  10. 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 ...




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