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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Swire Travel sorry for selling 'fake' World Cup tickets

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Firm sorry for selling 'fake' World Cup tickets A Hong Kong travel agency has apologised for a batch of "fake" World Cup tickets it sold, after stadium officials denied four people entry to a semi-fina ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Hong Kong financial planners barred from World Cup semi-final over ‘fake’ tickets

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:13pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip and Lai Ying-kit amy.nip@scmp.com yingkit.lai@scmp.com Travel company which sold tickets as part of package apologises and says it has asked the source of the 'fakes', which it refused to identify, to explain HK staff barred over 'f ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - China - SPORT

    Beijing makes final three on shortlist for Winter Olympics in 2022

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:15am by WU NAN, AP

    ... Wu Nan and Associated Press Beijing makes final three for Winter Olympics Beijing is one of three cities still in the troubled race to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Almaty in Kazakhstan and Oslo in Norway also made the list of finalists, as had been expe ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World - SPORT

    Qatar World Cup vote must be re-run if corruption claims are proved, says Fifa member

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:54pm by Reuters, The Guardian

    ... allegations But Sports Minister Helen Grant signalled a shift, saying: "These appear to be very serious allegations. It is essential that major sporting events are awarded in an open, fair and transparent manner." Shadow sports minister Clive Efford called for a re-run of the vote, in which Qatar overcame rival bids from the US, Australia, Japan and South Korea. "This issue calls ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Thousands brave the heat to take part in Sai Kung dragon boat races

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:55pm by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... of the Sai Kung-based Aguaholics paddle club, said a friendly rivalry had developed between teams made up of expatriates and those consisting of locals from Sai Kung. He said the sport, once dominated by rich clubs, had grown thanks to an influx of new teams. "As the sport becomes more accessible, it is also getting bigger and more popular," Siu said. Nicky Lee Kwok-man, 46, ...

  10. News - World - SPORT

    Michael Schumacher moved to Swiss hospital after emerging from coma

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 07:28pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Berlin F1 legend Schumacher out of coma, starting 'long rehabilitation' Formula One great Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma and has left a French hospital where he had been receiving treatment since a skiing accident ...




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