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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Formula E race in Hong Kong can open streets to other sporting events

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay When city hosts a leg of the series next year, it will prove that our streets are fit tostage other sports events Electric dreams a first step for HK At last, motor-racing ... long-held prejudices that the streets of this city are sacrosanct and forbidden to sporting events Our neighbour Macau, which next month celebrates the 60th anniversary of its world-famous Formula ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - LEFT FIELD

    Left Field: How chief executive can win some friends through sport

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Under-fire chief executive should push ahead with Kai Tak sports hub as a first step towards silencing some of his critics How CY can win some friends ... Kong. Too much time has been spent on answering his critics. Leung should instead focus on matters that are important and as far as sport is concerned, the most crucial one is the Kai Tak sports ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong needs to find its can-do spirit for sports hub

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Dubai has it and so does Singapore; it's time for our government to get off the fence and fund the Kai Tak sports hub HK needs to findits can-do spirit It's no secret, says Dubai Sports City general manager Maqbul Dudhia, that the tiny desert sheikhdom harbours big ambitions of hosting the Olympic Games. And if the city which boasts ...

  4. Sport - Tennis - LEFT FIELD

    Left Field: Tobacco sponsor ban has hurt sports over the years

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Legislation banning tobacco advertising was full of merit but it is sports, tennis in particular, that has paid the price Law of unintended consequences ... was the worst hit as far as sports sponsorship was concerned, for apart from Salem, Marlboro was also backing is own championships at the time, giving Hong Kong a surfeit of big-name players. When ...

  5. Sport - LEFT FIELD

    Left Field: Sport can unify Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Now that national education is on the back burner, it's time for Hong Kong to look to sport as a unifying force A powerful glue to bind a nation This past week has once again been a reminder of what a powerful force sport can be. I have been enjoying the cricket, the ICC World Twenty20, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, made all the better by the success of the host team, ...

  6. Sport - Tennis - LEFT FIELD

    Foot fault for Hong Kong tennis

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 10:13pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Internal row threatens to overshadow all the hard work done to qualify again for elite status with the Sports Institute Foot fault for local tennis Trouble is brewing in the courts of the Hong Kong Tennis Association. At first glance it seems to be a battle between forces of the past and the future. A pity, especially with the sport now ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Cyclist Choi Ki-ho's early retirement a crying shame

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 08:48pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Sports Institute must revisit funding policy after top cyclist Choi Ki-ho, just 22, decides to call it a day as a full-time athlete When retirement comes ... was supposed to be, until he shocked cycling officials this week, as well as those at the Hong Kong Sports Institute where he is an elite athlete, with the news that he wants to quit the sport ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong cricket led the way in 2013

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 09:28pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Sport gets my vote for top team of the year, but now they need a ground to play in- and the government seems ready to listen HK cricket led the way in 2013 Rugby sevens is once again favourite to win the best team category in the annual Sport Stars Awards, which celebrates the best of local sport for 2013, but sorry guys, my vote goes ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Soccer academy farce another example of how difficult it is to get things done in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... and facilities for a gym, sports science and medicine, etc. The project was originally mooted in 2003 and the Jockey Club then set aside HK$103 million to build the football academy. There has been ... Leung Chun-ying said 18 hectares of landfill sites were available for sports associations to develop recreational facilities. To expedite this, the government has laid aside HK$1 billion, ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong tennis deserves chance to qualify for elite status at SI

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 05:29am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com HKTA is eager to gain tier A rating at the Sports Institute, but Olympic Committee decisions are hurting its chances Tennis strikes out in elite-status bid When you are on the edge, you tend to take desperate measures. The move by the Hong Kong Tennis Association to  publicly accuse the Hong Kong Sports Federation and Olympic Committee ...




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