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  1. Real sporting heroes understand first ethos of sport - sportsmanship

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... is vital if one is to make it as a champion. But the real sporting heroes understand first the all-important ethos of sport - sportsmanship. This is the good manners - the very morality - of sport ... utter joy and pure happiness, such as that symbolically displayed by the smile of 400m winner Christine Ohuruogu? Or do we now expect our Olympic sporting heroes to default to those distasteful ...

  2. Schools sports day to promote social inclusion

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Advocates. The advocates led students in 10 sports modified to enable able-bodied students to experience sports designed for disabled athletes. Sports included sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, boccia, equestrian and rowing. The event, which aims to promote social inclusion and the Paralympic spirit, was co-organised with the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee and Sports Association ...

  3. HK health chief helped expand horizons in sport for the disabled

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young, Prudence Lui

    ... Prudence Lui and Anneliese O'Young As a doctor and sports fan, Hong Kong health chief York Chow Yat-ngok has seen first-hand how disabled people grow more confident and proud once they begin to compete in sport. This inspired him to help expand the number of sports the disabled could consider taking up, so people with severe physical afflictions were not shut out. 'I have ...

  4. Shape up or ship out - blame the officials and not the sport

    Posted Dec 21st 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay A few kids who went chop-chop, plus one man waving his cue like a wand, has put two unlikely sports, karate and snooker, in the frame for elite status at the Hong Kong Sports ... out of some dark and dingy commercial building and hopefully into luxurious quarters when the new Sports Institute is opened in Fo Tan sometime in 2010. The karate kids include Tung Yee-kin, ...

  5. Making sport a vital part of Chinese society

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with proud sporting pedigrees, says much about the manner in which training has evolved on the mainland. But, for all the pride we feel for the achievements, it must be recalled that the Games are not just about winning medals and breaking world records; at their heart is sport, a vital element of any society. Gao Hong, who won a silver medal as the goalkeeper of China's 1996 Olympics ...

  6. Sport comes last for most Hongkongers

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... Various sports groups have said that there is talent in the city, but training facilities and competition are inadequate. There is also a feeling that the government may need to do more. Hong Kong ... and national solidarity. To a lesser extent, the US and the major European countries also take into account international status when formulating their respective sports policies and budgets, as do ...

  7. Sports experts set for next Olympics

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui After contributing to the Beijing Olympics, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's (PolyU) sports experts are planning to help mainland athletes prepare for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The PolyU received a number of appreciation letters from China's national sports teams for their work leading up to and during the Beijing Olympics. Yan Siduo, ...

  8. Sports Source Asia returns for second year

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sports Source Asia 2008 On the heels of its successful debut last year, Sports Source Asia (SSA) 2008 returns with about 240 exhibitors and a comprehensive programme of product parades, ... International Trade Fairs, the annual event is a major marketplace for the sporting goods sector in Asia. 'In addition to being a much-needed sourcing platform, [SSA 2008] will also be a catalyst ...

  9. Drive to reach top of sports ladder

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... and with it Beijing's Olympic summer, should also signal the beginning of the end of the mainland's centrally planned sports system. That's the view of many sports experts who argue that the socialist ... a dramatic rise since the Seoul Games 20 years ago, when China won just five golds. Experts attribute China's success to a centrally planned sports system - like those used to great effect ...

  10. Curious about dodgeball - give it a sporting chance and check out the championship finals

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... Dodgeball isn't just a fictitious game in a Ben Stiller movie anymore. It's a real-life sport with its own league in Hong Kong. Since 2006, the game most people know as a playground diversion for kids has become a bona fide sporting endeavour. In a nutshell, teams of six play with six balls, trying to hit their opponents to eliminate them from the game. The last man ...




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