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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1008765/2012-london-games-goes-beyond-motto-inspire-generations
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1190011/cyclist-sarah-lee-poised-sweep-hong-kong-sports-stars-awards
  3. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998989/sports-digest
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1157142/one-step-forward-two-steps-back
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004506/raise-bar-hk-athletes-told
  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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1160238/takano-receives-baton-build-hong-kong-relay-strength
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627408/alvin-sallay
  8. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    A gift that can keep on giving

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Now that rugby sevens is in the Sports Institute, players and administrators must make the most of this opportunity A gift that can keep on giving It has ... to represent the Barbarians against the British and Irish Lions, but the more significant achievement was the decision by the Sports Commission to open the door for sevens at the Hong Kong Sports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1224770/gift-can-keep-giving
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1183767/gymnastics-and-triathlon-risk-losing-millions-funding
  10. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Tennis association members decry allotment of Wimbledon tickets

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Wimbledon tickets 'for chosen few' A war of words has erupted between Tennis Association members and officials after a lottery system meant to allocate tickets for the Wimbledon Championships in London was not used to distribute tickets this year. Association members complained to the Sunday Morning Post that the ballot method that had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1224909/tennis-association-members-decry-allotment-wimbledon-tickets

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