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  1. Sports board to finally be disbanded

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... The government says it will be scrapped in April and replaced by a sports commission to cut high administrative costs The government has finally announced that it will disband the Sports Development Board (SDB) and create a new sports commission, ending a long period of uncertainty surrounding the organisation, which oversees the improvement of sport in Hong Kong. The changes also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421068/sports-board-finally-be-disbanded
  2. A new HK sport: waiting for Real Madrid

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Real Madrid are consistent, if not reliable. Judging from the Spanish club's punctuality record, tonight's game against a Hong Kong XI could start anywhere between 8pm, the scheduled kick-off, and midnight. Having left fans steaming in the sun f ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424166/new-hk-sport-waiting-real-madrid
  3. China land three titles but sting in the tail may follow

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... that their spiritless display was actually intended as a veiled protest at the change in the sport's 'national separation' laws, introduced last year, that led to players from the same country ... said national separation had been discussed during the championships by the sports event committee and the main council, and that the rules changes were under review. He said he met team ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423821/china-land-three-titles-sting-tail-may-follow
  4. Chinese league struggles back after Sars layoff

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... next year so we had a little more time.' Only six rounds had been played when the State General Administration of Sports ordered the suspension of all competitions at the end of April. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420339/chinese-league-struggles-back-after-sars-layoff
  5. Coach cautious as HK throw hat into Olympic ring

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Hong Kong coach Lai Sun-cheung sounded a cautious note as his under-23 team prepared for what is likely to be a short-lived journey on the road to next year's Athens Games. The Hong Kong Olympic team face their Sri Lankan counterparts at Mongkok Stad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427416/coach-cautious-hk-throw-hat-olympic-ring
  6. HK pair narrowly miss winning Korean Open

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Hong Kong's Asian champions men's doubles pairing Ko Lai-chak and Li Ching narrowly failed to add the Korean Open title to their continental crown, losing in the final of the Grand Prix event in Jeju, South Korea, yesterday. And Hong Kong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427228/hk-pair-narrowly-miss-winning-korean-open
  7. Match-rigging charges spark Asian demand for rules to be revised

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Asia's four powerhouse nations are calling for a change in the controversial new laws that govern the way competitors from the same country are placed in badminton competitions. The move comes in light of suggestions that the Chinese team may have pa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423736/match-rigging-charges-spark-asian-demand-rules-be-revised
  8. 'Play to lose' claims rile China coach

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Ref lifts lid on team's 'cosy arrangement' aimed at conserving players' strength China's head coach, Li Yongbo, yesterday angrily denied a World Championships tournament referee's suggestions that his players were not properl ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423717/play-lose-claims-rile-china-coach
  9. Disappointed Wang puts brave face on title bid failure

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Hong Kong's number one seed Wang Chen bowed out of the World Championships, unable to achieve the target she had set to establish herself as a truly top-class player. Ranked the number one player in the world until just before the tournament began, W ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423714/disappointed-wang-puts-brave-face-title-bid-failure
  10. Slow play ruins mixed doubles hope

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... The mainland contingent lost their first match at the World Championships when Zheng Bo and Zhang Jiewen, a new mixed doubles pairing being groomed as a potential world number one partnership, went out in the first round, beaten 15-11, 15-12 by the South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423354/slow-play-ruins-mixed-doubles-hope

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