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  1. London Games 'can be an inspiration for Hong Kong'

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Hong Kong is capable of hosting a major international sporting event if it takes a leaf out of London's book, the head of construction for the Olympic ... that London's use of temporary venues was a model for the city. 'Many of the venues, for sports like basketball and water polo, did not have a long-term use in the UK because there's ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - TABLE TENNIS

    Promoter Barry Hearn says Hong Kong can help revive 'dead sport' of table tennis

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in London Top promoter Hearn believes HK can help revive 'dead sport' International sports promoter Barry Hearn has challenged Hong Kong to become a major player in turning table tennis into a million-dollar glamour sport. Hearn launched the Ping Pong World Championships in London last weekend, aiming to make his version of table tennis more "rock ...

  3. Choi faces choices in race to London Olympics

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... crowned Tour de Korea champion returned from Seoul yesterday, saying the success had boosted their hopes of booking tickets to London. 'This is my first road race after the completion ... 'We still need to work hard in order to make it to London as our rankings are far behind the required standard, but this is an encouraging start.' Hong Kong are tied with China for eighth ...

  4. Wong expected to take HK spot in road race at London Olympics

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong has been granted one of the 140 places available for the road race at next year's London Olympic Games. It is believed that veteran Wong Kam-po, who has competed for Hong Kong at every Olympics since the 1996 Atlanta Games, will be picked to represent the city. Wong's favourite discipline- the points race on the track- was dropped from the London ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Tributes paid to veteran sports administrator Con Conway

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Con Conway: tributes to a good sport Hong Kong Sports Federation and Olympic Committee vice-president Con Conway, who dedicated four decades of his life to sport, especially the welfare of athletes, has died, aged 72. Conway, a former president of the Hong Kong Hockey Association, succumbed to a long battle with cancer at the Hong Kong Sanatorium ...

  6. Sports Digest

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... have a chance to send a women's table tennis team to the London Olympics this summer despite Lee Ho-ching's failure at the Asian qualifying tournament at Queen Elizabeth Stadium yesterday. Lee, 19, had to beat Taiwan's Lin Chia-hui for the final ticket available to the London Games from this event but came up short when she was beaten 13-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-6, 13-11. ...

  7. News - Sport

    Bronze medallist Lee Wai-sze wants more top-class sports facilities in HK

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... world-class sports facilities, as more than 100 people welcomed home the city's Olympians. Team Hong Kong returned yesterday afternoon after 17 days of competition in London, with children lining ... the city's investment in sports, but more international-standard facilities would allow her to train at home and spend more time with her family. She also said she hoped the city would improve its ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - RUNNING COMMENTARY WITH ALVIN SALLAY

    The best of British passion to leave lasting legacy

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... collected at Eton Dorney. Officials want this Olympics' heritage to leach into the schools- London mayor Boris Johnson wants two hours of compulsory competitive sport every day (just imagine ... Alvin Sallay For two weeks, London embodied everything good about its multi-cultural society, ensuring the summer of 2012 will live long in the memories of athletes and fans The best ...

  9. Free-TV Olympics coverage certain, says sports chief

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai, Lily Zhang, Keith Zhai and Danny Mok Hongkongers will definitely get to watch free-to-air live coverage of the London Olympic Games, despite the wrangling among local broadcasters, the city's sports chief pledged yesterday. Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, president of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, said: 'They [the International Olympic ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With Olympics over, time to inspire a sporting life

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by WALTER CHEUNG

    ... Hongkongers to change their sedentary lifestyles Time to inspire a sporting life As the euphoria over the London Olympics fades, how can we sustain public enthusiasm for sports? How many couch potatoes are now determined to engage in regular physical exercise or participate in sports? According to a study commissioned by the Department of Health in 2010, sedentary lifestyles are common ...




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