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  1. Sporting chance: China puts the wind in its sales

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck America's Cup tilt highlights growing marketing appeal of top-level sport for mainland companies China Huiyuan Juice Group is going from stock market to sports team in a bid to build an international brand, and many other companies are doing the same thing, attracted to China's nascent but growing sports marketing business. The mainland's top juice ...

  2. Ladbrokes, MegaInfo enter China sports betting market

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... betting terminals to the mainland's sports lottery monopoly. The venture aims to break into China's HK$80 billion state lottery market by launching Ladbrokes' video betting terminals, which allow fixed-odds wagering on sports matches or other games, to licensed agents on the mainland. In turn, these middlemen will deal with the China Sports Lottery, the smaller ...

  3. Marinos promise top side to take on South China

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa J. League side Yokohama F. Marinos have promised to send their best players to Hong Kong when they take on South China in a friendly at Hong Kong Stadium later this month. ... 11 times. South China team convener Steven Lo Kit-shing hopes the friendly match, which cost them HK$1.5 million, will result in a full house. The 40,000 tickets have been allocated ...

  4. Tycoons, sports stars glitter amid the crowd

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be focused on celebrities such as Olympic stars and business tycoons. According to China News Service, there are 27 representatives from the sports sector. They may also form the youngest group ... businessmen are on Forbes' 2006 list of China's wealthiest businesspeople, including Hunan tycoon Liang Wengeng, 50, chairman of Sany Heavy Industry, with a personal fortune of around 3.285 ...

  5. Revived games get a sporting chance

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... The STUDENTS' Union Sports Association of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) revived a 50-year-old tradition early this month by holding the 23rd Triennial Intervarsity Games (TIG). ... students and sporting community,' he said. ...

  6. Sporting premier wins over Japanese

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While sport has been used to stir up national rivalries, it has also helped ease strained relations. The famous ping-pong diplomacy between China and the United States in the 1970s ... to China and became the first Americans to set foot on the country in 22 years. The landmark sports exchange was followed a year later by a visit to Beijing by president Richard Nixon. Premier Wen ...

  7. Sovereignty issue overrules sport

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... as it would 'mislead others into thinking Taiwan is part of China'. Wu Chin-tsai, secretary-general of the National Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, said Taiwan would welcome ... that the Olympic torch could not to enter the island's territory on its route to next year's Games in Beijing appears to have divided the island's sports officials from its government. ...

  8. Career boost for former sports stars

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Athletes Career Programme, launched by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee (SF&OC) of Hong Kong, China earlier this month, can help put the lives of former sports stars back on track. ... to another career after quitting their sport. It focuses on three elements- career consultation, training and job placement support. Career consultation comprises seminars and workshops, as well ...

  9. Olympic project tests students' sporting and language skills

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... British, Hong Kong and mainland schools join hands via virtual learning platform, writes Liz Gooch EXCELLING ON THE SPORTS field and speaking a second language may require very different skills but as any Olympic athlete can testify, the two are intrinsically linked in today's globally connected world. Sport and languages are being combined in a new project involving 5,000 ...

  10. A sporting chance for Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 05th 2007, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... that mainland China produces many outstanding sports stars. But the state's dedication to sporting excellence does not end there. After they pass their peak, mainland athletes are still looked ... the mainland, did well. But most of our record-breaking crop of medals were won by local people in sports including cycling, badminton, windsurfing, squash and bodybuilding. The cyclists, who won two ...




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