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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Soccer academy held up by cost concerns and red tape

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:15pm by CHAN KINWA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Funds were originally set aside in 2003 but there is no completion date and 38 government departments to deal with before construction Red tape holds up plans for academy A decade after funds were set aside for the long-overdue Tseung Kwan O soccer academy there is still no completion date and bureaucracy may even stall the start of construction ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Action needed to save Rio Games

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:50pm by >Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Belek, Turkey IOC says talk of moving the event is premature, but admits that construction hold-ups and political paralysis have reached a critical point Action needed ... because of chronic delays in Rio de Janeiro. But IOC president Thomas Bach and other Olympic officials said the construction hold-ups and political paralysis have reached a critical point, ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Soccer academy farce another example of how difficult it is to get things done in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... on a landfill site. You heard it right first time. Yes, 38 different bodies to be involved before the Hong Kong Jockey Club can start construction on the 9.6-hectare site in New Territories East. ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    The need to lead is paramount

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 09:45pm by Tim Noonan

    ... to present a sustainable model to manage the facility, the project has been stalled and now the price tag for the construction will be more than HK$700 million. And bear in mind ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    What's in a name? Why it's vital for foreign trainers and jockeys to get their Chinese names just right in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 07:58pm by Michael Cox

    ... things well and not helped by being stuck with the sinking ship that was Wong’s stable – went on a 0-from-81 cold streak that wrapped up with him ending his tenure on October 30, barely a couple ...

  6. Sport

    Fifa cracks the whip as pace of Brazil World Cup stadiums construction lags

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 09:54am by APSPT

    ... Associated Press in Sao Paulo Valcke cracks the whip as pace of Brazil stadiums construction lags Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke is giving Brazilian organisers only a few more weeks to show that the stadium in Curitiba will be ready in time for the World Cup. Valcke showed real concern about the pace of construction at the Arena da Baixada after visiting the southern city ...


    Brazil's party long overdue on international stage

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 10:08pm by Tim Noonan

    ... as synonymous in Brazil as passing the ball. With a spate of embarrassing delays on stadium construction... and often violent protests... the negativity in Brazil has begun to hit fever pitch Tim Noonan With a spate of embarrassing delays on stadium construction and a chronic shortage of hotel rooms in cities like Rio as well as constant and often violent protests in the streets over the enormous ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Blitzbokke ‘will come back stronger’, says coach Neil Powell

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 12:24am by Mathew Scott

    ... but then Team USA turned up as darkness descended and for the first half at least gave as good as they got, even taking a 7-5 lead into the break. But tries by Bryce Heen and Ben Lam steadied the ship ...


    Attack is the English Premier League's best form of defence

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 09:57pm by Peter Simpson

    ... with the sophistication, slickness and flair deployed by the Germans, Italians, French and Spanish, they argue. Umm. Perhaps. Yes, EPL teams are shipping goals like a holed Spanish galleon on the rocks and scoring ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Referee Hugh Watkins hired to raise officiating standards in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:37pm

    ... the HKRFU’s head of technical development and performance, said he couldn’t be happier with the appointments and looked forward to a constructive relationship that would see the local game reap ...




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