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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. A sporting chance

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Rugby, basketball, cricket and soccer promotional programmes for children are being run in Hong Kong this summer. The programmes are a low-cost way to introduce a child to a new sport before committing to long-term participation. 'Team sports create challenges which children have to solve as individuals and as a team. They need to learn communication skills, ...

  4. Sporting 'imports' wane but mainland influence still strong

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of sovereignty that a lot of Chinese athletes would come to Hong Kong for the sake of better development in their respective sports,' says Pang Chung, honorary secretary general of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee. 'The achievement of Ko and Li at the 2004 Olympic Games remains the high point for former mainland athletes who have contributed to Hong Kong sport on the biggest ...

  5. Elite sports bodies 'fail to spot talent'

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The government must review and reform its sports policies if promising athletes are to get the right training and support, sports experts say. The warning ... local athletes, three of whom had not been rated as top class by city sports organisations and had received inferior treatment and support. Whether these athletes end up on the team ...

  6. New water sports centre 'would benefit public'

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The aquatic community is ramping up efforts to convince the government to build an international water sports centre at Kai Tak. Nearly 80 stakeholders ... Brownlee, one of the main proponents of the plan and adviser to the water sports associations. The proposal for an international regatta centre alongside the old airport runway at Kai Tak was first ...

  7. Sports hub awaits funds study

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The government insists the Kai Tak sports hub in Kowloon East is still on target for completion in 2018-19 as it awaits a consultancy study on whether the project will be built using private or government funding. With sports chiefs anxious for decisions to be made and building to start, the Home Affairs Bureau said the study would be available ...

  8. Hong Kong needs more sports facilities

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Playing sports should be made more convenient for the population. As an international city, Hong Kong focuses mostly on the economy and tourism. Most Hong Kong residents work in offices. ... sports facilities. If they want to do sport, residents need to spend a lot of time getting to facilities. So the Hong Kong government should increase the number of sports facilities, especially ...

  9. Give athletes a sporting chance

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In the contest for students' time, education is a clear winner over the elite sports system in Hong Kong. We are internationally competitive in maths and science but celebrate few sporting successes. Sports administrators say this is partly because talented young athletes usually have to choose between their sport and study. They find it difficult to reconcile the commitment ...

  10. Sport policy is not just about elites

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Who could have guessed that our government was so committed to sports? From scouring public records, we have found that HK$33 billion has been committed to building a range of facilities, ... dollars or more, among them the redeveloped swimming pool complex at Victoria Park, a velodrome in Tseung Kwan O and, most mouth-watering of all for sports enthusiasts, a stadium and associated ...




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