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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - TABLE TENNIS

    Promoter Barry Hearn says Hong Kong can help revive 'dead sport' of table tennis

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in London Top promoter Hearn believes HK can help revive 'dead sport' International sports promoter Barry Hearn has challenged Hong Kong to become a major player in turning table tennis into a million-dollar glamour sport. Hearn launched the Ping Pong World Championships in London last weekend, aiming to make his version of table tennis more "rock ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Officials need to ensure better public access to sports venues

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Better access to sports venues Officials are expected to take good care of public resources and facilities. Regrettably, they have once again been put to shame by the Ombudsman, who found serious flaws in the way the city's sport venues are managed. The damning investigation reports have not just embarrassed the departments concerned, they also underline ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Tributes paid to veteran sports administrator Con Conway

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Con Conway: tributes to a good sport Hong Kong Sports Federation and Olympic Committee vice-president Con Conway, who dedicated four decades of his life to sport, especially the welfare of athletes, has died, aged 72. Conway, a former president of the Hong Kong Hockey Association, succumbed to a long battle with cancer at the Hong Kong Sanatorium ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With Olympics over, time to inspire a sporting life

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by WALTER CHEUNG

    ... Hongkongers to change their sedentary lifestyles Time to inspire a sporting life As the euphoria over the London Olympics fades, how can we sustain public enthusiasm for sports? How many couch potatoes are now determined to engage in regular physical exercise or participate in sports? According to a study commissioned by the Department of Health in 2010, sedentary lifestyles are common ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport

    Sport Digest, September 26, 2012

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by WIRES

    ... Loss of defender blow to HK soccer squad Hong Kong's soccer team suffered a serious blow prior to their friendly against Malaysia as veteran defender Lee Chi-ho decided to pull out after a practice match yesterday. The South China player cited person ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs more public water sports facilities

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Paul Zimmerman

    ... Paul Zimmerman Paul Zimmerman says Hong Kong needs someone to champion development of public facilities to cope with the growing interest in recreational marine and water sports activities ... is changing. Recreational marine and water sports activities are growing, while commercial operations are declining. A growing number of people want to enjoy Hong Kong's archipelago of 263 ...

  7. News - Sport

    Bronze medallist Lee Wai-sze wants more top-class sports facilities in HK

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... world-class sports facilities, as more than 100 people welcomed home the city's Olympians. Team Hong Kong returned yesterday afternoon after 17 days of competition in London, with children lining ... the city's investment in sports, but more international-standard facilities would allow her to train at home and spend more time with her family. She also said she hoped the city would improve its ...

  8. Youth apathy to local sport worries educators

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... people are indifferent to local sport. The poll of 674 teenagers released yesterday by the Hong Kong Institute of Education and the Roundtable Community found that 58 per cent say they have little to no interest in sporting events involving local players or played in local facilities. When asked why, 30 per cent cited a lack of media coverage before and during local events and 14 ...

  9. Please deliver on sport, Mr Leung

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... and effort, we ask you not to turn a blind eye to the sporting picture. Both your predecessors showed a lukewarm approach to sports. While not entirely ignoring it, their combined efforts haven't left much of an impression. In fact, we can't remember what Tung Chee-hwa achieved or left behind as a sporting legacy. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has had more success. His administration ...

  10. Free-TV Olympics coverage certain, says sports chief

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... broadcasters, the city's sports chief pledged yesterday. Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, president of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, said: 'They [the International Olympic ... with the mainland. A spokeswoman for CCTV's sports channel said it was not familiar with the case. But another source at the channel said copyright for Games broadcasts would not be an issue for CCTV ...




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