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  1. Bar set higher this time for elite sports

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to measure the success of the massive squad of athletes bound for Guangzhou. A record 547-strong contingent, split into 395 athletes and 152 officials, will represent Hong Kong in 34 sports, and in 43 disciplines. Leading the way for what is hoped to be a medal glut will be the band of 14 elite sports, those which have financial sanctuary at the Hong Kong Sports Institute. They have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729748/bar-set-higher-time-elite-sports
  2. Good sports join chase to boost cause's coffers

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... and abilities can join hashing. It is a healthy and socialising activity,' hare Deric Probst-Wallace said. The day before, another sporting group marshalled in Lan Kwai Fong for its Christmas ... Claus. The team also auctioned off team T-shirts, a Liechtenstein umbrella, stationery and accessories. 'Dragon boat racing is the best team sport. The team must paddle together. Otherwise, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733806/good-sports-join-chase-boost-causes-coffers
  3. Asian Games bid will provide boost for commitment to sport

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the impetus needed to establish a commitment to sports. Building more facilities will no doubt alleviate the shortage problem and benefit those who are already keen to play sports. However, it does not per se lead to greater participation among those of our youngsters who would otherwise be sitting at home in front of a computer. They would not get involved in sport just because there were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733690/asian-games-bid-will-provide-boost-commitment-sport
  4. Sports chief criticises parties over Games

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Canace Wong, Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung and Canace Wong The head of the city's Olympic committee says political parties are refusing to support sports development in Hong Kong because of their own 'political concerns'. Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, president of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, criticised the parties for not supporting a bid by the city to host the 2023 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734527/sports-chief-criticises-parties-over-games
  5. Games medallist mixes sport with studies

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Canace Wong

    ... Canace Wong Pursuing sport or study can often be a tough choice for young athletes, but for people like windsurfer Hayley Chan Hei-man, the University of Hong Kong offers a solution to their dilemma. Chan, 19, the silver medallist in the women's Mistral at the Asian Games last month, has been admitted to the university through its sports scholarship scheme without having to sit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734237/games-medallist-mixes-sport-studies
  6. Hosting Games won't sow seeds of a sports culture

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their skills, but whether they've motivated the rest of us to pursue their respective sports is another matter. There's as much uncertainty about whether the hosting of the once-every-four-years event so close to our city has in any way changed attitudes to sport, recreation and fitness. Those aren't easily fathomable equations, yet they're been held up as reasons ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732535/hosting-games-wont-sow-seeds-sports-culture
  7. First taste of HK's sport of kings whets the appetite

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... James Porteous 'What sports do they have in Hong Kong?' was often put to me when people heard I was leaving the UK for greener pastures. 'I think they're quite keen on horse racing,' I would reply. Turns out they are very keen. I probably couldn't have picked a better meeting to get broken in. Despite having been here for less than a fortnight, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733246/first-taste-hks-sport-kings-whets-appetite
  8. Sports stars back HK's bid to host Games

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Hong Kong's sports stars told lawmakers why they believe hosting the 2023 Asian Games would be a positive move for the city. But they apparently failed to impress major political parties, who are opposing the bid. Led by cycling gold medallist Wong Kam-po, more than 20 athletes and representatives of the Elite Athletes Association and the Hong Kong Sports Institute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732808/sports-stars-back-hks-bid-host-games
  9. Sports stars state the case for 2023 Asian Games bid

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Hong Kong's sports stars told lawmakers yesterday why they believe hosting the 2023 Asian Games would be a positive move for the city. But they apparently failed to impress major political parties, who are opposing the bid. Led by cycling gold medalist Wong Kam-po, more than 20 athletes and representatives of the Elite Athletes Association and the Hong Kong Sports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732004/sports-stars-state-case-2023-asian-games-bid
  10. Sport

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an excellent opportunity to become the breadwinners of their families. 2 Joao Ricardo Cozac, the president of a Brazilian sports psychology association, says for the youngsters to perform as well ... to drugs and alcohol. 2 Excellent dancers and sports stars are known for their_______. 3 Child_____ can be extremely talented in fields such as art, maths, music and sport. 4 The many years of hard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730750/sport

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