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  1. China land three titles but sting in the tail may follow

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... The half-hearted displays that led to match-rigging claims may have been a protest against controversial rules China left the World Badminton Championships with three of the five titles ... that their spiritless display was actually intended as a veiled protest at the change in the sport's 'national separation' laws, introduced last year, that led to players from the same country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423821/china-land-three-titles-sting-tail-may-follow
  2. 'Play to lose' claims rile China coach

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Ref lifts lid on team's 'cosy arrangement' aimed at conserving players' strength China's head coach, Li Yongbo, yesterday angrily denied a World Championships ... the South China Morning Post. The referee announced that he would be talking to the umpire, the International Badminton Federation's chief executive, Neil Cameron, and the tournament's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423717/play-lose-claims-rile-china-coach
  3. Deal signed to promote sport in the region

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Top officials from Guangdong and Macau signed a deal with Hong Kong yesterday to promote sports in the region. Under the Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau Sports Exchange and Co-operation agreement, the three sides will strengthen co-operation on sports in five areas. These are the training of talented young athletes to take part in the Olympics, encouraging the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439559/deal-signed-promote-sport-region
  4. Sporting success

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How can Hong Kong build on its successful bid for the 2009 East Asian Games? Share your views: write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433516/sporting-success
  5. Basketball shoots to top sport for young Chinese

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Most of the mainland's 300 million boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 24 have played basketball, making it the No1 participatory sport in the nation - a fact that makes Mark Fischer feel warm all over. As the United States National Basketball Association's China chief, Mr Fischer sees immense potential for the game's development on the mainland. 'The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429352/basketball-shoots-top-sport-young-chinese
  6. Sporting ambitions pose a real challenge

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... NBA league game, and the venue is basketball-crazy Guangzhou. This is not going to happen soon. But a company hired to promote sports and entertainment in Guangzhou is hoping to bring the NBA ... market potential in China, pre-season games will next year be staged in Beijing and Shanghai. Guangzhou might not hold quite the same appeal, but the city would offer an enthusiastic reception. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424806/sporting-ambitions-pose-real-challenge
  7. A sporting chance

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... for Harbour Fest concerts. Given that a large proportion of our population is interested in watching sporting events, the East Asian Games are likely to be well attended, both by locals and tourists. ... delegation members. An event like that should attract many thousands of tourists. The travel industry and retail businesses should benefit. Of course, Hong Kong will need to reassess its sporting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434630/sporting-chance
  8. HK sports chief warns against negative approach to 2009 Games

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The lawmaker who represents sport yesterday referred to China's first manned rocket launch when defending Hong Kong's successful bid to host the East Asian Games. ... or other areas. 'But China needs to aim higher and farther because it's the nature of the human species to reach out and test our potential,' he said. 'The same is true with our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434150/hk-sports-chief-warns-against-negative-approach-2009-games
  9. A memorable day for school sports stars

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... MORE THAN 70 individual and team school sports champions will receive their trophies at today's awards ceremony. It will be an especially memorable day for the individual ... Special guests will include Victor Hui Chun-fui, chairman of the Hong Kong Sports Development Board, Anissa Wong Sean-yee, director of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and Cheng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420489/memorable-day-school-sports-stars
  10. Sport Briefs

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the South China Premier Hockey League yesterday. 'He was on a different level to everyone else. It is one of the best games I have seen him play,' said Football Club's Simon Bach ... Mallinson made 78 before he was run out, and Smart retired hurt on 48.Alvin Sallay Third crown makes Town's day Andrew Town was crowned men's Open champion at the South China Athletic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432498/sport-briefs

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