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  1. Sport - China - NATIONAL GAMES

    National Games must go on despite troubles, says Xiao

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Shenyang kinwa.chan@scmp.com Xiao Tian, deputy sports minister, insists event plays key role in nurturing and developing young talent in lead-up to Olympics 'Our show ... of criticism. Xiao Tian, the deputy sports minister, said the Games, introduced in 1959, continued to play an important role in the development of elite Chinese sport. "The National Games ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1308870/national-games-must-go-despite-troubles-says-chinas-deputy-sports
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - NATIONAL GAMES

    Hong Kong sevens captain Rowan Varty pins hopes on National Games gold

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at the National Games will be the perfect way to announce the sport's entry into the Hong Kong Sports Institute, said captain Rowan Varty as rugby sevens makes its bow in the mainland's inter-provincial showpiece. "To win gold would be massive for us," said Varty. "It is our first tournament really as a senior squad, and our first multi-sport games, as part of the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1300919/hong-kong-sevens-captain-rowan-varty-pins-hopes-national-games-gold
  3. Sport - Hong Kong - NATIONAL GAMES

    Fanling courses must stay, warn Hong Kong golf silver medallists

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 06:21pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... captured a third silver medal for the city at the National Games after fighting off a late challenge from Guangdong, then warned that the sport would be seriously harmed if the Hong Kong Golf ... There are already very limited golf facilities in the city and if the Hong Kong Golf Club does not exist anymore, it will be a big blow to the development of the sport "We have been using the Fanling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1307037/fanling-courses-must-stay-warn-hong-kong-golf-silver-medallists
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - NATIONAL GAMES

    Hong Kong athletics coach Anthony Giorgi harbours lofty ambitions for Rio Games

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... and we have to give it a good crack for at least one athlete to qualify," said Giorgi, who started at the Hong Kong Sports Institute in April, having spent 10 years at the Queensland Academy of Sport, specialising in strength and conditioning. Giorgi will be trying to instil some of the Aussie self-belief into his charges. "Self-belief is a powerful thing, and that's one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1303378/hong-kong-athletics-coach-anthony-giorgi-harbours-lofty-ambitions
  5. Sport - China - NATIONAL GAMES

    Doping on the rise in China

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 03:17pm by Reuters, Li Jing

    ... sporting powerhouses- from August 31 to September 12. The quadrennial event, first held in 1959 in Beijing when China was isolated from most of the rest of the sporting world, remains the major way the government appraises the work of provincial sports authorities. Funding for provinces is largely based on their success at the Games, which has encouraged cheating in the past. "There always ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1298324/eight-chinese-athletes-fail-tests-ahead-national-games
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - NATIONAL GAMES

    Hong Kong quartet close in on silver medal on the fairway

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Golf and rugby sevens are the two new sports at the National Games following their inclusion in the 2016 Olympic Games programme in Rio de Janeiro. The Hong Kong men's rugby sevens team ... later this month and the East Asian Games in Tianjin next month," he said. "The National Games is a good practice as China is so strong in the sport. Reaching the final has boosted my ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1306473/hong-kong-quartet-close-silver-medal-fairway
  7. Sport - Hong Kong - NATIONAL GAMES

    Fine balancing act as Hong Kong battle on two fronts

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

    ... now part of the Hong Kong Sports Institute, this will be the first opportunity for the HKRFU to show its worth. Anthony Haynes, Kwok Ka-chun, Salom Yiu Kam-shing and Tom and Alex McQueen all ... and also at least get to the final in Malaysia. Winning a gold at the National Games is going to be important as we are likely to get points apportioned to it for our funding from the Sports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1299155/fine-balancing-act-hong-kong-battle-two-fronts
  8. Sport - Hong Kong - NATIONAL GAMES

    Chan Chun-hing fades to bronze in mountain bike race

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... in blistering heat, the 32-year-old worked his way through the field to grab the lead in the final stages of the seven-lap, 31-kilometre race, watched by a large contingent of top sports officials, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1301325/chan-chun-hing-fades-bronze-mountain-bike-race
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - NATIONAL GAMES

    Comeback queen Jacqueline Lai hopes National Games silver medal is first of many

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... by the Asian Games in South Korea. "The silver medal is a milestone in my career, but I am still young and there will be a lot more chances for me in future as equestrian is a sport in which you ... with just one this time. "We have to be well aware the sport has been growing a lot in China over the last four years and considering we only had three riders in the team competition but were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1303420/comeback-queen-jacqueline-lai-hopes-national-games-silver-medal
  10. Sport - Hong Kong - NATIONAL GAMES

    Sprinter Lai Chun-ho to race through pain barrier in 4x100m relay

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... their jobs with the Beijing side. The State General Administration of Sports also decided to suspend the seven players from international duty for the remainder of the year and fined the Beijing team ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1305783/sprinter-lai-chun-ho-race-through-pain-barrier-4x100m-relay

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