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  1. GB prove finding sporting success needn't be a lottery

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Alvin Sallay I, too, have contributed to the future of British sport. Having picked up a couple of bars of chocolate at Tesco, I lined up at the counter where I spotted a sign which said the jackpot for the next EuroMillions draw was GBP142 million. Tempted, I asked the salesgirl to get me a quick-pick ticket. It cost GBP2, a part of which would go towards sport. Money ...

  2. Sport of kings still behind the times

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... was trying to bridge the sport's many worlds this past week. Much was discussed positively and just as much negatively, while attempts were made to put a shine on the odd piece of fecal matter, ... Racing's share of world e-wagering is only 5 per cent, against sports with 40 per cent. Yet, playing devil's- perhaps angel's- advocate, it was easy to put a more positive spin on this: ...

  3. HK$1.7 billion Sports Institute a giant step in the right direction

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Work will get under way at last on redevelopment of the Hong Kong Sports Institute. A ground-breaking ceremony will take place this morning on the athletics track at the Fo Tan venue with Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing conducting the first rites. His first dig with the shovel will usher in a new start for Hong Kong sport. Or let's hope so. ...

  4. What about sport for all?

    Posted Jul 25th 2005, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The railroading of arrangements to hold the Olympic equestrian events in Hong Kong is a classic example of how Hong Kong sports is being run by and for the benefit of an elite. They seem to care little about wider participation in sports and the health of the people at large. Without wishing to sound personal, it is hard to avoid commenting on the appearances ...

  5. Get ready for HK's greatest sporting event

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell, Racing Editor The first of the international horses and their entourages have begun trickling into Hong Kong, building up for what will once again be the biggest sporting day ... product, and international week is our chance to show the greater racing world just how far we have come on the sporting side of the business. Last year's triple header for Hong Kong owned ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    We had to play it safe, says Jockey Club on 'erratic track'

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 10:49pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com We had to play it safe, says Club on 'erratic track' Jockey Club officials defended a decision to put extra watering on Sha Tin racecourse on Saturday morning for safety reasons after the track became the bizarre ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Soccer centre should be shared

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... board for the landfill site with other support facilities, including a players' hostel. Once this is complete, soccer will have no need to clamour for entry into the Hong Kong Sports Institute, the elite academy that every sporting association aspires to. But all the above facilities are only ideas proposed by the HKFA. The Jockey Club will this week once again examine the entire ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Club chief explains Melbourne Derby Day simulcast decision

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 03:06pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Bill Nader says key races had to be dropped because of four-hour time limit The Jockey Club executive director of racing, Bill Nader, said yesterday that the decision had been forced on the club to vary Saturday's simulcast of Victoria De ...

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    One of the best bets accountant ever made

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of Turquands Young in 1974, which became Ernst & Young. His keenness for sport is reflected in his appointment in November as a vice-president of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong. He's also president of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. "Sport is important to me as I believe sport can help to create your personal character. This is a good work-life ...

  10. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Single pool wagering will change betting as we know it

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Prosaic announcement this week by Jockey Club hid fact that the expected switch to new system promises a brave new world Single pool wagering will change betting as we know it The announcement from the Jockey Club on Monda ...




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