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  1. Lifestyle - Technology

    New spectator sport of video games draws thousands of Hongkongers

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:15pm by ALAN YU, Melanie Leung

    ... Alan Yu and Melanie Leung alan.yu@scmp.com melanie.leung@scmp.com Second Hong Kong E-Sports Tournament Grand Final attracted over 2,000 visitors Amid blue lights hanging from the ceiling, ... attended the second Hong Kong E-Sports Tournament Grand Finals, a two-day video game contest at the Kowloon Bay International Trade and Exhibition Centre last weekend. That’s twice as many people ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - FIT & FAB

    Fit & Fab: cyclist Joe Donnelly has overcome many sporting injuries

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline life@scmp.com Success, it's all about teamwork What's the difference between being good at sport and being good in business? Not a lot, says Joel Donnelly, ... to realising his dream of turning professional. But a bad tackle broke his arm, and left him requiring several operations, cutting short his career. However, sport is a constant. And these days, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Postcard: Mumbai

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by BHAKTI BAPAT MATHEW

    ... production that has attracted international attention but also because it's a Bollywood sports film- and one with a focus on a female athlete to boot. Although sports movies are a relatively nascent genre in Bollywood, the Hindi-language film industry has had its share of sports dramas that were box office and critical successes: cricket movie Lagaan (2001), for example, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Stars bring love of American football for sports movie

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 10:02am by Kavita Daswani

    ... a footballer." So when the script for Ivan Reitman's Draft Day fell into Garner's lap, she felt an immediate connection to the gripping sports drama whose story unfolds over the course of a single day- the biggest day, to boot, in American football, apart from Super Bowl Sunday. People love sports, but it's hard to make a good sports movie. There are a lot of crummy ones. kevin ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - FIT & FAB

    Cyclists hit the road early

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:11pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Kong? I want to see a much more supportive approach to cycling by the authorities. It would be great to see recognition of cycling as a recreational sport that is growing and is here to stay. Help could be given to the riding community to cycle as safely as they can and to be of as little disturbance as possible. What do non-cyclists misunderstand about the sport? Many people think ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    How to get in shape for a skiing holiday

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:11pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... the slopes to ski or engage in a winter sport for your next holiday, then it's vital to start training now. The fitter and better prepared you are means more time on the slopes and less chance ... skiing. Where to do it: for guaranteed powder skiing, try heli-skiing with the inventors of the sport, CMH Heli-Ski in Canada. canadianmountainholidays.com Snowshoeing What is it: hiking ...

  7. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple's smartwatch fails to impress Swiss makers of luxury timepieces

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 08:24pm by AFP

    ... in addition to former heads of Burberry and Yves Saint Laurent. Tag Heuer chief Stephane Linder said he was surprised at Apple's heavy focus on sport and health functions, which were not even new ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health

    How mental toughness gives athletes the edge

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:05am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... and I had worked hard for it." Chan's fortitude in a moment of immense pressure is known in sports psychology as "mental toughness". A term championed by sports psychologist ... It's about finding the opportunity in everything," says Laura Walsh, mental health counsellor and applied sports psychologist at LifeShift Hong Kong. Walsh has first-hand knowledge of what ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - HITS & MYTHS

    Hits & Myths: Is it OK to allow asthmatic children to play sport?

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 11:08am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... Sasha Gonzales life@scmp.com Is it okay for kids with asthma to play sports? The straight answer: Yes The facts: It's perfectly fine for asthmatic children to take up sports. In fact, ... as the asthmatic child manages their condition properly, they can do any sport they wish. The key to getting asthma under control: timely and regular medication, and of course, keeping the living ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - GAMING

    Hong Kong gamers line up for rich pickings

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 10:28am by ALAN YU

    ... video games can become a legitimate career. But e-sports, as it is called, is a growing global phenomenon, and a Hong Kong company is grooming local enthusiasts to compete on the world stage. ... that it is possible to make a living from gaming. The 2nd Hong Kong Electronic Sports Tournament Grand Finals, which will take place at Kitec this weekend, has a prize pool of HK$1.5 million and is expected ...




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