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  1. Cabinet weighs more powerful agency for soccer

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The central government is mulling setting up a soccer office with a ranking higher than the game's current governing agency, in a bid to raise ... the control of the State Council, the report implied. At present, the State General Administration of Sports (SGAS) oversees soccer management in the country. The national team suffered a 0-1 defeat ...

  2. Juniors secure world's fifth-best spot

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... achieved high senior world rankings,' he said. 'Aside from the highest four-ranked national teams, the standard between the players in the remaining 23 participating countries was really ... The team secured fifth place when Cheuk-yan beat Ryosei Kobayashi 3-1 to give them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the best-of-three matches. Tsz-fung believes the key to the team's success ...

  3. Sport - Tennis

    Federer seeks sixth US Open crown

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Roger Federer has almost all the records in the book but now hopes to do what no man has done in 87 years- win a sixth title at Flushing Meadows American dream Swiss master's Roger Federer aims to cap his dramatic renaissance by becoming the first man in 87 years to win six US Open titles when the season's last grand slam event starts tomorrow. World ...

  4. Presidential flavour to Lankan side leaves HK feeling secure

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... security personnel arrives to do a sweep of the ground, the venue for today's HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five encounter against Hong Kong. This is because Sri Lankan president Mahinda ... to try to benefit from the steaming hot conditions, Sri Lanka could be a handful. 'They need a win against us at home to keep them alive and we are expecting them to throw everything ...

  5. Funding boost for Asian Five Nations

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... US$1 million every year for the Asian Five Nations and its related divisional tournaments. At the launch, attended by Japanese winger Daisuke Ohata, the top try-scorer in international rugby, it was announced that the IRB will give an annual grant of US$500,000 to promote the game regionally and help develop the top tier Asian Five Nations (A5N) championship on the lines of the European Six ...

  6. Windsurfers plan to stay outside security net

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in Piraeus harbour. The Greek government has said no foreign security personnel will be allowed to carry firearms. But there is widespread speculation that athletes from high-risk nations like the US ... Olympics held after 9-11, organisers and the International Olympic Committee have warned all 202 National Olympic Committees that they will have to take responsibility for their own security ...

  7. Beijing pledges more security for torch relay

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... to keep his final hours in Beijing apolitical, but he was quizzed about the non-sporting issues that have engulfed the programme. 'The IOC and national Olympics committees discuss security ... Peter Simpson in Beijing Beijing yesterday reassured anxious Olympic chiefs that security around the remainder of the beleaguered torch relay would be beefed up. As pro-Tibet protesters ...

  8. Games mascots with local and national touch

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... society, Hunter and design agency, Iris, created the mascots with diversity in mind. 'They've got reflective skin like a mirror,' Hunter said. 'They reflect the personalities ... of the China and Hong Kong mascots also feature one eye, and resemble water droplets. The five stars of the national flag are printed on Mr Starry, while the Bauhinia flower of the Hong Kong flag ...

  9. Sport - Golf

    Team unity makes US Ryder Cup team stronger

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... more and more now over here and that will stand the US in very good stead at the Ryder Cup." Eight of the 12 spots on the US team have been secured and, in Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, ... Reuters in Los Angeles European star believes an increasingly social PGA Tour will lift US Ryder Cup chances Team unity to make US stronger, says Bjorn Close team bonds have not always ...

  10. We've only ourselves to blame, laments Petrovic

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... China's security services were out in force for the match and scores of People's Armed Police- with teargas launchers and riot shields at the ready- cordoned off angry fans from the players ... won the game but we didn't because I missed the penalty kick,' he told Agence France-Presse. 'I really feel bad about this. If China do not qualify in the end, then it is my ...




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