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  1. Time to change the way we see our marathon

    Posted Feb 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was a record, it represented a small fraction of our population. In an environment such as Hong Kong's, where office-bound jobs predominate, working hours are long and options for healthy pastimes ... sleeping in. Kilometres and hours later, having braved hills, heavy air pollution, humidity and wind, a good number were finally agreeing with the option their blistered feet were telling them ...

  2. Games organiser to act on reports of labour abuses

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... employees worked 14 hours every day and did not get even one day off in a month. 'All of these things- it's not just against international standards, but it's also breaking domestic ... Olympics bags, caps and stationery. Playfair said children as young as 12 were producing Olympics-licensed products, and that employees worked up to 15 hours a day, seven days a week and earned ...

  3. Popular sports broadcaster Ng Fong-wing dies at 67

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in whatever way needed. Ng graduated from Form Five in 1960 and immediately joined the Hong Kong Standard as a sports reporter. He started working for TVB as a sports reporter and anchor in 1982, ... end of TVB's main news broadcast, which he left in 2005, capping more than 40 years of sports reporting. But he continued to work with the TV station on other sports programming ...

  4. Lone player

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Fahey

    ... a superstar in Taiwan. For at least a few hours every week, when Wang starts a game, this politically divided island can forget about its sluggish economy, ethnic tensions and uncertain relations with the mainland. Wang, who does not have a strong arm by major-league standards, works hard and makes the most of his limited talent. His work ethic endears him to ordinary Taiwanese, who see something ...

  5. This Means War (Film)

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Oscar, add up to a meagre US$52 million- conservative by Hollywood standards. Now get this: the McG-directed romp This Means War comes in at a whopping US$70 million. In fact, out of all the Best ... friends who work together. Terrorist Heinrich (Til Schweiger) is bent on revenge after the pair foiled one of his evil plots. Meanwhile, the duo fall for the stunning Lauren (Reese Witherspoon). ...

  6. 2 minutes with...

    Posted Feb 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hours- before the cut-off. What was your first marathon experience like in 2002? I was working as a management consultant in London and to be honest, what I went through, I told myself, I would ... By the time you read this, Andy Chen Pak-keung, 29, will probably be still running on the roads of Hong Kong trying to complete today's Standard Chartered Hong Kong International ...

  7. Bolt's 10 seconds of work equals hours of fun stories

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and then also attend the mandatory post-race press conference. The adrenaline would still have been coursing through his body even a couple of hours later when he got back to the Athletes' Village, ...

  8. HK marathon wins IAAF bronze rating

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa Kinwa.chan@scmp.com Next month's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon has received a bronze label for the first time from the world-governing IAAF, a move organisers hope will attract a stronger field for the event. 'It's always our intention to bring top-quality runners to Hong Kong and the bronze label award is a recognition of our hard work over ...

  9. Shuttler's road to Beijing

    Posted Aug 06th 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... 'Yip loves the game although she is not a born shuttler,' said Hong Kong's head badminton coach, Chan Chi-choi. 'She works hard, and together with her cheerful character and open mind, has reached a very high standard. 'However, she is still young and there is room for improvement. I hope the public's expectations are not too high because this could put ...

  10. North Korean to go it alone in HK marathon

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Four years ago, North Koreans Kim Kum-ok and Jong Yong-ok crossed the finish line hand-in-hand at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, a sight never ... Games.' Kim has a personal best of two hours, 27 minutes and 34 seconds, set at the 2010 Pyongyang Marathon, and the time is close to a group of Africans headed by Ethiopian Misiker Demissie ...




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