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  1. News - China

    Ambitious nationwide plan to develop sports industry- and get people fit

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:20pm

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com The State Council said the industry can thrive by pushing foreign investment, cutting red tape, and encouraging a new generation of sports enthusiasts. China is aiming to raise the value of its sports industry to 5 trillion yuan by 2025, the State Council, the mainland’s cabinet, announced on Monday. The State Council released its nationwide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1621311/ambitious-nationwide-plan-develop-sports-industry-and-get-people-fit
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't bet your life and education on electronic sports

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Don't bet your life on electronic sports Like most parents, I scream at my kids every day to get them to stop playing computer games and do their homework. ... demographic that just didn't realise how big a business this "watching"- properly called e-sports- and its online audience has become. I just didn't get it. Or I only start ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1594180/dont-bet-your-life-and-education-electronic-sports
  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore set to ban sports betting via overseas websites

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Sports betting via overseas websites set to be banned Singapore plans to impose a sweeping ban on sports betting via overseas websites, but experts said that virtual ... for locally-based online gambling operators which follow strict rules and operate on a non-profit basis. Government-linked betting firms involved in sports betting and horse racing channel proceeds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1588926/singapore-set-ban-sports-betting-overseas-websites
  4. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Six men jailed for month in Malaysia after staging ‘Nude Sports Games 2014’

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... police said. The defendants were arrested for staging what they called the “Nude Sports Games 2014” on May 30. The event’s existence surfaced when a video by the organisers appeared on social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581448/six-men-jailed-month-malaysia-over-outrage-staging-nude-sports-games-2014
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Nigeria quits youth Olympics in China amid Ebola-linked sporting bans

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by AFP, Reuters

    ... of all those participating”, the IOC and Chinese organisers said. Athletes from the Ebola-affected region of Africa would be excluded from combat sports and aquatic events at the Youth Olympic ... said all delegations were welcome, although athletes from the affected region would be subject to regular temperature and physical assessments. The exclusions from combat sports and aquatic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574522/youth-olympic-games-nanjing-bans-some-athletes-ebola-zone
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    CY Leung shows how not to talk to the world's media

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29am by Alex Lo

    ... how he wooed 20 sports representatives on the election committee that led him to the top job. "If it was an entirely universal suffrage election," he said, "then the sports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1621656/cy-leung-shows-how-not-talk-worlds-media
  7. News - China

    'China Jockey Club' apparently launched in Beijing last month exposed as hoax

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:59pm

    ... Institute of Strategy and Management denied the institute had been involved with the launch. The  Shanghai Morning Post reported that both the China welfare lottery and sports lottery denied any knowlege of the horse racing lottery. In addition, thepaper.cn cited Shanghai sports lottery centre as saying it had no knowledge of a reported international horse racing event in the city. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1622125/china-jockey-club-apparently-launched-beijing-last-month-exposed-hoax
  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Refugees appeal for running shoes to race at their peak

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... comprising six staff, volunteers and supporters, and eight African refugees. "Sport is one of the most effective ways to keep them going," centre caseworker Ding Chen said. "It's ... detention without charge but even death. They are incredibly brave." During two months of training, the refugee claimants have worn sneakers or soccer boots. Sports such as soccer also allowed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1623164/refugees-appeal-running-shoes-race-their-peak
  9. News - World - CRIME

    After life of luxury, Pistorius will be one 7,000 inmates in Pretoria prison

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by AFP, Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... services has stringent regulations for inmates' visiting hours and possessions allowed inside, including food. Sport clothes, including tracksuits, vests, socks and sport shoes are only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1621570/after-life-luxury-pistorius-will-be-one-7000-inmates-pretoria-prison
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Around Lantau in 5 days: pair get set for charity swim

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SARAH KARACS

    ... will be a fresh challenge. "It will be an exceptional adventure," said Baillet, 44, who last year took a break from a career in banking to focus on long-distance sports and coaching, attaining a master's degree in sports science and starting an endurance-training business. The Hong Kong resident agreed to accompany 45-year-old Pye on his mammoth swim in mid-September, after initially ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620064/around-lantau-5-days-pair-get-set-charity-swim

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