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  1. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Feb 24th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... finished the 10km race as a winner in the men's masters category. 'This course [10km] is flat and there is no tunnel.' Before arriving in Hong Kong 11 years ago, King lived in London ... is the will to want to do it. If they can close down London and New York for the marathon, it can be done here,' says King. Hopefully local organisers will be able to convince the government of the need ...

  2. Raise the bar, HK athletes told

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... among the 45 competing countries and regions. Pang did not specify which sport he felt would have the greatest medal chances in London, s but praised the performance of track cyclist Lee Wai-sze ... achievement regardless of how Yu finishes in London,' said Pak Chung-ming, a sports executive of the Weightlifting Association. The men's 4x100 metres relay team have dropped a place to 10th ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - LEFT FIELD

    One step forward, two steps back

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Congress was caught out when it voted on which two new sports would join the London Games in 2012. Karate and squash, which passed the first test, failed to get in as they couldn't muster ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The decision to drop wrestling from the Olympics will backfire later this year, when it leapfrogs other sports and is reinstated One step forward, two ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - AWARDS

    Cyclist Sarah Lee poised to sweep Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... to sweep athletes' 'Oscars' There used to be an air of mystery when the "Best of the Best" category was introduced to the Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards in 2006; tonight, ... she was recognised as one of four athletes with serious potential. Fast forward two years, and Lee has more than lived up to that recognition. Last year, she won a bronze medal at the London ...

  5. Police, not PLA, to saddle up for Olympic security duties

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in place in 2008. 'The incident in London has reminded all cities which host major sporting events of the importance of security. A special unit has been set up to ensure security measures so ... it was too early to say how many police and security officers would be needed at the equestrian venues at the Sports Institute, Hong Kong Golf Club and Penfold Park, and also to provide security ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Takano receives baton to build Hong Kong relay strength

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... 4x400-metre relay team. This comes after the success of the city's 4x100m relay team, who at one stage had Asia's fastest time in 2012 before the London Olympics Games. The 51-year-old coach, who still holds the 400m national record of 44.78 seconds in Japan, was in town this week for lectures and met Hong Kong athletes at a trial event last night at Wan Chai Sports Ground. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    2012 London Games goes beyond motto to inspire generations of athletes

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... Games surpassall expectations The motto of the London Olympic Games was "inspire a generation". By the closing ceremony, the host nation would have been justified in changing ... bronze medal, thanks to a career-best performance from cyclist Lee Wai-sze. China's second place in the final medals table does not signal a setback to its sporting ascent. Olympics hosts ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - FUNDING

    Gymnastics and triathlon at risk of losing millions in funding

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KINWA

    ... and triathlon face the loss of millions of dollars of support unless athletes improve their performances at international level. With the next funding cycle for the 15 elite disciplines at the Sports Institute starting next month, gymnastics and triathlon have two years left to meet the criteria. A funding cycle lasts for four years with a review at the halfway mark. If a sport fails to make ...

  9. Kwok Ho-ting keeps cycling in spotlight

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Cycling continued its dominance of the Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards last night with Kwok Ho-ting bagging the top prize after being named the 'Best ... seven other Sports Stars of the Year to the top honour. A total of 53 athletes were nominated by their sports' governing bodies for the 2011 Sports Stars Awards. Eight were shortlisted ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - AWARDS

    Shen Jinkang tells Olympic bronze medallist Sarah Lee to improve

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... sport), while Dai Rees (rugby union) won the Best Team Coach Award. Eight months after Lee's major breakthrough in London, Shen now wants to see further improvement from the track star, ... at yesterday's annual Hongkong Bank Foundation Coaching Awards presentation thanks largely to Lee's bronze medal in the women's keirin at the London Olympic Games last year. Other winners ...




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