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  1. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    We will attack Nibali: Richie Porte promises fireworks in Tour de France

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:18am

    ... Tinkoff-Saxo team, stacked with excellent climbers, will no longer look to push the pace on the climbs to put pressure on Nibali. We have to attack him now. It’s our race to take up to him Richie Porte ... team looking imperious, Porte says the race is far from run. “Anybody’s beatable. He’s in a great position, he’s got a good team and they’ve controlled this race really well having had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1555264/we-will-attack-nibali-richie-porte-promises-fireworks-tour-de
  2. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    World prepares to hail Vincenzo Nibali, the 'flag-bearer’ against doping

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:03am

    ... was focusing on the race, saying he wants to make sure he avoids a “crisis” like the crashes that forced out 2013 Tour champ Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador. In post-stage news ... of anti-doping.” As the race embarks on Tuesday on three days in the Pyrenees mountains, Nibali leads Alejandro Valverde – a 34-year-old Spaniard who once served a two-year ban after being implicated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1557145/world-prepares-hail-vincenzo-nibali-flag-bearer-against-doping
  3. High-profile speakers call for international cooperation to battle corruption in sport at Asian Racing Conference

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:29am

    ... technological landscape, international cooperation must be the way forward. That was the message from the 35th Asian Racing Conference this morning when a panel of experts delivered presentations in a plenary session titled: ‘Sport Integrity: racing as the frontrunner’. Mark Warby QC, one of the strategists behind the British Horseracing Authority (BHA)’s approach to tackling race fixing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1508095/high-profile-speakers-call-international-cooperation-battle-corruption-sport-asian
  4. Sport - Racing - Asian Racing Conference

    Major obstacles remain in the way of regular and sustainable racing in China

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:20pm by Alan Aitken

    ... racing in China The towering issue of racing, and wagering on it, in China was cut down to size at the conclusion of the 35th Asian Racing Conference yesterday, as Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges declared an important blow was struck against drugs in the sport. After a final session highlighting more the realities and problems than the possibilities of racing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1507639/wagering-vexed-issue-china
  5. Hong Kong Jockey Club’s model for success outlined at Asian Racing Conference’s ‘Industry Profiles’ session

    Posted May 08th 2014, 09:27am

    ... The latest session of the 35th Asian Racing Conference this afternoon at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre informed delegates that Hong Kong horseracing is looking ahead with confidence as customer participation and turnover continue to grow, while in Japan, the JRA (Japan Racing Association) is innovating to offset the effects of a “greying society”.  In a series ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1507233/hong-kong-jockey-clubs-model-success-outlined-asian-racing-conferences-industry
  6. Lifestyle - Motoring - MOTOR RACING

    Local firm building lightweight car for fans to race on the Zhuhai circuit

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:27am by Mark Sharp

    ... motorsports is not for the light of wallet, but in Asia it's particularly expensive, says Farmer, himself an experienced driver. "For club racing in the UK, you buy a trailer; you work on the car yourself; you drive to the track. You race on Saturday and you're back in time for dinner on Sunday." The lack of a race track in Hong Kong puts amateur motorsports even farther ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/motoring/article/1507486/local-firm-building-lightweight-car-fans-race-zhuhai-circuit
  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Widodo wins Indonesian presidency, but doubts remain as rival vows supporters 'will not remain silent'

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:00pm by Agencies and Kristine Kwok

    ... race, hours after his rival and former general Prabowo Subianto withdrew from the contest, condemning the poll as fraudulent. We reject the 2014 presidential election, which is illegitimate ... election period since the end of the Suharto era in 1998, with Prabowo angrily accusing Widodo's team of committing fraud and announcing his withdrawal from the race. Prabowo's move ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557199/presidential-candidate-prabowo-subianto-rejects-indonesia-election-process
  8. Sport - China - CYCLING

    Ji Cheng wants Chinese to get on their bikes

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:26pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Tour de France rider hopes his pioneering appearance in the famous race will encourage compatriots to rediscover their love for cycling Ji wants ... once ubiquitous. Ji Cheng has gained prominence this year for becoming the first Chinese participant in the world's most prestigious race. The 27-year-old professional cyclist may rank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1557692/ji-cheng-wants-chinese-get-their-bikes
  9. Racing Authorities have the conviction to enforce stringent drug rules

    Posted May 07th 2014, 09:32am

    ... May 6, at the session titled ‘Fair Competition and Drug Control’ at the 35th Asian Racing Conference in Hong Kong. Romanet spoke of the IFHA’s commitment to both issues during the session, ... of racing and horse welfare are absolute priorities,” Romanet said before detailing two significant elements of IFHA policy which he said had been universally endorsed. "The first is agreement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1506442/racing-authorities-have-conviction-enforce-stringent-drug-rules
  10. Horse racing brings huge community values, Government officials reaffirmed

    Posted May 07th 2014, 08:11am

    ... Hong Kong Jockey Club Matthew Cheung, Secretary for Labour and Welfare of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), delivered a keynote address at the 35th Asian Racing ... the arts and racing is fundamental. In many ways, the greatest audiences on the earth are at the racetrack, and racing and the arts have so much in common- we tell stories, we connect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1506140/horse-racing-brings-huge-community-values-government-officials-reaffirmed

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