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  1. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Next year's Hong Kong Marathon won't raise quota of runners

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the growing numbers of participants for the biggest community sporting event. Kwan Kee, chairman of the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association, warned earlier this year that the showpiece event had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579488/next-years-hong-kong-marathon-wont-raise-quota-runners
  2. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Athlete jumps at the chance to set new skipping record

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by Kevin Kung

    ... reach in practice, I should still reach 520 skips or more, which is still enough to break the record." Ho, who excels in both speed and freestyle skipping, became an icon of the sport ... for the sport at first but "fell in love with it" when he participated in his first Asian championships in India. "I was amazed by the atmosphere of the competition," he said. Ho, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560498/athlete-jumps-chance-set-new-skipping-record
  3. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    1,000 athletes show Hong Kong the ropes

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Championships in Hong Kong, and they and their fans come proclaiming rope-skipping's right to be taken as a serious sport. "We want rope skipping to be part of the Olympics, or at least ... what you play at kindergarten." "You can't compare it to any other sport- it's just so varied," said Sude Tamer, 13, who arrived from Hamburg, Germany, to compete ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561338/1000-athletes-show-hong-kong-ropes
  4. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    NBA star LeBron James visits Hong Kong to make hoop dreams come true

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Kevin Kung

    ... was greeted by hundreds of fans at a sports shop in Mong Kok, saw 12 of the city's best young basketball players put through their paces and joined a dads' and kids' camp ... and actually quite naughty," Wong added. The star also found time to offer tips to 11 lucky children who won the chance to join a sports camp at HKU after entering a competition on Facebook ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557705/nba-star-lebron-james-visits-hong-kong-make-hoop-dreams-come-true
  5. Business - SPORT

    White collar boxers learn that life on the ropes requires perseverance

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:58am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Shane Benis, the fight's organiser, and the founder of China Sports Promotions. Participants were put through their paces by Danny Lawley, a well built ex-policeman, and founding member ... to shake it off, stand back up and keep going and try it again. There are not many sports that teach you that," said Benis. The event is also a promotional opportunity for him in his bid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1556506/white-collar-boxers-learn-life-ropes-requires-perseverance
  6. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Pyongyang marathon open for entries from foreign runners for second time

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by SAMUEL CHAN AND BRIAN YAP

    ... Samuel Chan and Brian Yap Runners can lap up a taste of North Korea Amateur runners looking for a less liberating marathon experience take note: foreigners are again being invited to jog along the broad avenues of Pyongyang. This year's Pyongyang mar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566474/pyongyang-marathon-open-entries-foreign-runners-second-time
  7. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Hong Kong provides huge market for illegal betting websites, investigator says

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:23am by Niall Fraser

    ... Niall Fraser niall.fraser@scmp.com How Hong Kong helps drive illegal betting Hong Kong's multibillion-dollar illegal gambling habit has been built on sports betting but increasingly ... Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), a not-for-profit organisation- ironically, based in Doha, Qatar which is at the centre of a corruption scandal over Qatar's winning bid for the 2022 Fifa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1527765/hong-kong-provides-huge-market-illegal-betting-websites-investigator
  8. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Call to change rules on SAR passport to soccer

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:54am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... that the requirements differed from sport to sport, said: "Other places are able to nationalise football players much easier and quicker than in Hong Kong. This places us at a disadvantage when trying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543768/call-change-rules-sar-passport-soccer
  9. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Happy Valley soccer players charged over match-fixing allegations

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... season. "We are planning to employ a sports betting monitoring company to check any irregular betting on soccer clubs and pass information to relevant authorities," said Ng. Ng said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545125/happy-valley-soccer-players-charged-over-match-fixing-allegations
  10. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Initiative brings World Cup to city's poorest fans

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... The World Cup frenzy won't bypass all cash-strapped Hong Kong football fans stuck in subdivided flats without the luxury of sports channel subscriptions, thanks to an initiative by about 20 ... integration," said Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing at a launch ceremony for the Bless Hong Kong World Cup Fiesta at Tseung Kwan O sports ground yesterday. The initiative will also see players ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528158/initiative-brings-world-cup-citys-poorest-fans

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