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  1. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Sickening slaughter of rare tigers for sport on mainland China must be stopped

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:21am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing Big cats are killed and their meat served up for the rich and powerful Sickening slaughter of rare tigers for sport must be stopped Video footage posted online of a gang in Leizhou ... of the animals as a blood sport to entertain rich and powerful customers. The meat was then cooked for the wealthy paying guests. Tiger parts were also sold as medicines. The authorities have seized ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1459859/sickening-slaughter-rare-tigers-sport-mainland-must-be-stopped
  2. News - Hong Kong - SPORTS

    New booking system for sports facilities to discourage touts

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 03:15am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Peak-hours users will be able to book only one venue a day, to discourage touts New rules for fair play over sport facilities The government has further tightened booking rules for leisure and sports facilities in its effort to combat abuse and online touting. In peak hours from April 3, users will be able to book a particular type of facility ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1447277/new-booking-system-sports-facilities-discourage-touts
  3. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG MARATHON

    Thousands of marathon runners sport blue ribbons in support of press freedom

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 02:35pm by Ernest Kao, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Ernest Kao and Jeffie Lam Journalists hand out colourful ribbons in 'first punch' of fight against suppression of dissent Runners feel blue over press freedom Press-freedom advocates gave thousands of blue ribbons to runners taking part in yeste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1428975/thousands-marathon-runners-sport-blue-ribbons-support-press-freedom
  4. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    HK$40 billion plan to build Hong Kong's biggest sports complex

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 03:49am by Ada Lee

    ... for huge sports complex Private companies would design, build and operate Hong Kong's biggest sports complex under a HK$40 billion proposal favoured by the government. The Home Affairs Bureau, ... make up the remaining HK$17 billion. The complex will have a 50,000-seat stadium with a retractable roof, a 5,000-seat sports ground and a 4,000-seat indoor sports centre. It will take up 28.2 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1426670/hk40-billion-plan-build-hong-kongs-biggest-sports-complex
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lawmakers lament inaction over review of sports club leases

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 02:18pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Legislators yesterday criticised the government for not reviewing the system for granting land leases to private sports clubs despite repeated calls. The Legislative Council's public accounts ... is under scrutiny after the Audit Commission urged the government to consider taking back private clubhouses and putting the land to better use. "The 27 sports clubs hold 320 hectares of land- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1426517/lawmakers-lament-inaction-over-review-sports-club-leases
  6. News - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Hong Kong's own Forrest Gump starts running... and does an entire circuit of Taiwan

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:11pm by JULIE CHU

    ... that even the most talented athlete cannot perform to his or her best in today’s sports without scientific support. “Nowadays young athletes are very lucky because they have more chances and better ... Poon says this situation is similar in almost all kinds of sport in Hong Kong. He says, for example, that even when a team have their own physiotherapist, the physio will have to serve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486771/coach-follows-forrest-gumps-lead-and-starts-running-all-way-around
  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Games

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:48am by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... by telephone “This is a very good opportunity, I don’t know when Vietnam will have another chance to host.” The sports ministry had budgeted US$150 million for the event, but economists said the bill ... but also include sports popular in Asia. More than 40 nations take part.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486692/vietnam-pulls-out-hosting-asian-games
  8. News - Asia

    Japanese lawmaker Inoki continues 'sports diplomacy' in North Korea

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 11:05pm by AFP

    ... at establishing sports-based exchanges, which opened an office in Pyongyang last month. "We don't know until we arrive there who the senator will meet with- that was always the case in his past visits to North Korea," his secretary said. "His talks with North Korean senior officials are likely to take up diplomacy through sports, and the possibility of other Japanese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1401746/japanese-lawmaker-inoki-continues-sports-diplomacy-north-korea
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let Hong Kong children enjoy the benefits of sport and exercise

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 11:54pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says parents must not deny their children the exercise that not only brings health benefits but also teaches vital lessons Be a sport The fact that so many Hong Kong ... how to swim. One reason, put forth by Professor Lobo Louie Hung-tak, was that many parents think sport is too dangerous. As a result, some schools have even cancelled swimming lessons to avoid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1399891/let-hong-kong-children-enjoy-benefits-sport-and-exercise
  10. News - World

    Fantasy sports join the big league in US

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 02:25am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York A fast-paced daily version of traditional sports pools is making billions in the US, with some participants going professional Fantasy sports join the big league Drew Dinkmeyer spent seven years as a senior investment analyst in Tampa, Florida, before deciding to pursue fantasy sports professionally. Dinkmeyer, who's 31 and got married last year, said he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1399167/fantasy-sports-join-big-league-us

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