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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. Sporting 'imports' wane but mainland influence still strong

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... One of the few exceptions is table tennis, and two ex-mainland players (both women), Tie Yana and Jiang Huajun, will take part in the London Olympics this summer and are Hong Kong's best ... of sovereignty that a lot of Chinese athletes would come to Hong Kong for the sake of better development in their respective sports,' says Pang Chung, honorary secretary general of the Hong Kong ...

  3. Wong earns Games call-up 'on merit'

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... race in London on July 28. The seasoned campaigner, now 39, was the preferred choice when the Hong Kong Cycling Association named its five-member squad for the Games. 'He topped ... would not have any problem tackling the 250-kilometre race in London as he had tested the gruelling distance during practice. 'I still feel very strong, mentally and physically, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Asia's real World City is Singapore

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sports city in Asia. Singapore was ranked behind London, Melbourne, Sydney, New York and Manchester. And where is Hong Kong? Nowhere, which is a crying shame. Speaking at last month's Sport ... Alvin Sallay One guess as to Hong Kong's standing in the world as an Ultimate Sports City? It's not hard to hazard the answer is nowhere. Well, at least not among the 25 cities ...

  6. Record high for London homes

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard Warren property.post@scmp.com Residential property prices in central London's most sought-after districts have reached a new, record high. According to property consultancy, ... Knightsbridge and other prime central London locations have risen 48 per cent since the post-credit-crunch low of March 2009. Hong Kong owners would have seen the value of their London properties ...

  7. Time for athletes to deliver goods

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the London Olympics starting this Friday. But as our celebrated cyclist Wong Kam-po warned, don't expect to hear it and the Bauhinia flag being raised at the same time. When Lee Lai-shan won ... in Savannah. Now, Wong says, it is unlikely that any of the 42 athletes in 13 sports will be able to match San San's feat. The king of the road said 'we are sending the biggest squad since ...

  8. Savills fund taps interest in London

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for London property investment opportunities. Cordea Savills, the fund management arm of Britain-based property consultancy Savills, is launching a fund that will invest in residential properties in prime central London. It believes the fund will be well supported by Asian investors. The Prime London Residential Development Fund, which aims to raise as much as GBP200 million (HK$2.4 ...

  9. Youth apathy to local sport worries educators

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... people are indifferent to local sport. The poll of 674 teenagers released yesterday by the Hong Kong Institute of Education and the Roundtable Community found that 58 per cent say they have little to no interest in sporting events involving local players or played in local facilities. When asked why, 30 per cent cited a lack of media coverage before and during local events and 14 ...

  10. Please deliver on sport, Mr Leung

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... and effort, we ask you not to turn a blind eye to the sporting picture. Both your predecessors showed a lukewarm approach to sports. While not entirely ignoring it, their combined efforts haven't left much of an impression. In fact, we can't remember what Tung Chee-hwa achieved or left behind as a sporting legacy. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has had more success. His administration ...




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