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  1. Gymnasts red-faced over sports judge probe

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Tempers flared online after a Chinese gymnastics judge was accused by the sport's international ruling body of manipulating scores to help a mainland athlete win ... community said it raised questions not just about the integrity of China's gymnastics team but also the sport in general. The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) announced late ...

  2. Water-sports enthusiasts left high and dry

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell With THE activities promoted in Sai Kung last weekend, no-one can say the government isn't making an effort to stimulate interest in sports- maybe just the wrong sort. There were no fun sports like wakeboarding or waterskiing during the government-organised 2003 Water Sports Carnival for schoolchildren held at the Chong Hing Water Sports Centre on Saturday morning. ...

  3. Sports Quiz

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1. Who won the 1992 European Football Championship? 2. Why was the Boat Race course cut short by one minute in 1932? 3. Who did Andre Agassi beat in the Atlanta Olympics tennis final? 4. Who became the first female jockey in history to win a Breeders' ...

  4. At home in the ring

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Athletic Association. 'At first I was only hanging around and didn't treat the sport seriously,' recalls Rex, who lives in Tuen Mun. 'In secondary school, I would just lie ... boxing in Hong Kong,' he adds. 'I hope I can be an ambassador for the sport.' Last summer he went for a month to the Philippines to train there. He sparred with some local ...

  5. athlete of the week

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Name Thomas Lee Kwan-shing Sport Water polo Achievements Thomas, 22, is part of the Hong Kong water polo team. Last year, he took part in the Asian Games in Guangzhou and scored ... are improving and raising the standard of the sport in Hong Kong. I like staying with the team when travelling. We always face much stronger teams, but we are not afraid. It is a way to learn from ...

  6. Polo-playing gentlemen don't mind being told they have a handicap

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... the horse-loving set in Hong Kong. 'There's a bit of hand-eye co-ordination involved, yes,' said Fisher, who picked up the sport when he was 12 years old. 'But as far as getting ...

  7. Liu had been nursing ankle before big race

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa in London kinwa.chan@scmp.com Superstar hurdler Liu Xiang had been suffering pain from an ankle injury in the build-up to the London Olympics, it was revealed after China's biggest athletic hope crashed out of the men's 110 metres hu ...

  8. It's time to jump for joy

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Trampolining has been a popular activity for generations of children, as recreation or competitive sport. 'There aren't too many children in the world that don't like trampolining, as it appeals to their sense of freedom and fun,' says Karen Smith, head of sport at ESF Educational Services. 'You don't have to be good or competitive to enjoy it. In our ...

  9. Gymnasts back on top

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wai-hung and Calvin Ng Kiu-chung, have led the way by lifting the sport's standard in recent competitions, including regional tournaments such as the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships. Their achievements have ensured the sport has received high ranking points in the government's list of criteria for awarding elite sports status. 'We have had to fight for the sport,' Stone, ...

  10. Pedal power

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stylist Joanne Harker, Kylie Knott Bike by Missoni (missoni.com) Helmet (HK$2,300) by Paul Smith for GIRO Bike helmet by Gucci (gucci.com) Long gloves by Assos (assos.com) RBS Hoolie cycling gloves by Polaris (polarisbikewear.com) S5 VWD by Cervelo (cerve ...




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