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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Rugby union wins access to Hong Kong Sports Institute

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the Hong Kong Sports Institute opened its doors to rugby sevens. The entry of the only team sport at the elite training academy - there are 15 other disciplines from athletics to wushu - was welcomed by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, which called it a historic moment for the sport. It will now have access to government funds for the next four years, with about HK$5 million ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Full-time contracts incentive for Hong Kong sevens players

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong Sports Institute as an elite sport next month. "Getting into the sports institute will be a massive help. Not only will it assist us in the world series, but we can also look ... are in a better position. We are the Asian champions and we will soon be in the Sports Institute. If our guys are good enough to qualify, I would say 'bring it on'." Up-and-coming player ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Youth Olympics place should be given to Hong Kong, say officials

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Pang Chung, secretary general of the Hong Kong Sports Federation and Olympic Committee, has called for Hong Kong's inclusion on the basis of the gold medal performance of the boys under-17 ... can only send one team sport and it is unclear if Japan will send its soccer team, in which case Hong Kong will be able to take the rugby slot. Brian Stevenson, the president of the Hong Kong ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong seek rugby berth at National Games

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... ground when the team attempt to qualify for the China National Games for the first time this weekend in Shanghai. With rugby sevens included as a medal sport for the National Games in Shenyang, Liaoning province- which are limited to Olympic sports- the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has been invited by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to try to qualify for the main event from ...

  5. Sport - China - RUGBY SEVENS

    Women's rugby team in China hold hopes for the nation

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

    ... that the sport was a game for both sexes. Having achieved that goal - six months after Dubai the IOC voted rugby sevens in as a medal sport from the 2016 Games - the International Rugby Board has now ... sevens will be a sport for the first time. This has resulted in a number of provinces having rugby teams for both men and women, and this is helping the national team. "This side in Moscow ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    'Sir Titch' Gordon Tietjens still hungry for sevens success

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... this month. Typical of the man, he looks at this tribute to his outstanding service to the game of sevens rugby more as a boost to the sport than a personal milestone. "This is good for sevens," says Tietjens, 57. "This recognition will raise the profile of the sport even more. But I'm humbled by this award." There is no hiding the fact that Tietjens is excited ...

  7. Sport - China - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong closing in on China National Games place

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Games for the first time with the sport now in the Olympics. Only Olympic sports are included in the Games held every four years. ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong scrumhalf Cado Lee hopes for exam results boost ahead of World Cup

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and health. He had said previously that he would seriously consider becoming a full-time athlete at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, which in April admitted rugby sevens to its fold. "I ... the International Rugby Board for the Under-18 national squad to appear at next year's Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, where rugby sevens is a medal sport for the first time. ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY SEVENS

    Simon Amor believes England's Red Rose can bloom again in rugby sevens

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Commonwealth gold since it became a medal sport in 1998. "I have nothing but admiration for New Zealand and [coach] Sir Gordon Tietjens. The beauty of their system is that the pathway is so well ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Josh Peters stunned to get World Cup call-up

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... a silver medal [at the Asian Championship] last year and secured a rugby sevens slot at the Sports Institute," Rees said. ...




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