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  1. News - Hong Kong - RACE

    Nearly 250 under-17s in 2,700 lined up to swim across Victoria Harbour

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... of a seven-year-old boy, said: "I will not let my son join the race when he is older. I cannot afford to lose him. And the water in Victoria Harbour has been polluted for years. They claim the water ... The Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association, said safety was the top concern, and the water in Victoria Harbour had been found to be safe for swimming by the Environmental Protection Department. ...

  2. Harbour tests world's best paddlers

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Unus Alladin unus.alladin@scmp.com Victoria Harbour might seem like a world away from Germany's Neckar River, but the Neckardrachen Heilbronn dragon boat team felt very much at home ... in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, six years ago, Muller said Victoria Harbour was a challenge to his crew. 'We train in Neckardrachen which is flat water, nothing like the waves and currents that we had ...

  3. HK poised to host World Series

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong could host a leg of the America's Cup World Series in Victoria Harbour next year if preliminary negotiations bear fruit, said China Team ... out the mood for a top-class regatta in Victoria Harbour, said Barot, a four-time America's Cup veteran, thrice with the French team and on the last occasion, in 2007, when China Team ...

  4. Hong Kong failing to fly with the Kai Tak stadium dream

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... This is the place where imagination takes a joy ride and where dreams are spawned: four rows back of home plate on a ridiculously beautiful afternoon in San Francisco's harbour ... on the deserted runway of Kai Tak airport. 'I was at a baseball game in San Francisco at Pac Bell Park,' he said, 'and when they hit a ball into the harbour, I thought what a great way ...

  5. Young swimmers make winning splash

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Young competitors claimed the top prizes on Sunday in Hong Kong's cross-harbour swim, which returned after a 33-year break. The teenagers stood out from nearly 1,000 people who participated in the race in Victoria Harbour. John Ling Tin-yu, 18, won the men's open category in 20minutes and 34 seconds. David Wong, 22, was second, 14 seconds behind. Natasha ...

  6. Scrimmaging in the Victoria Park sand

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Beach rugby features for the first time in the Hong Kong Beach Festival from November 1-11 at Victoria Park. While the international women's handball and volleyball competitions will be the main attractions, rugby is delighted to have slots on November 3 and 4 for touch and contact rugby games. 'Beach rugby is growing globally. Our involvement has so far been ...

  7. Shows & Events

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... sailboats to motor yachts to fishing skiffs and scuba gear. EVENTS Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club San Fernando Race, April 20 This biennial classic will sail out of Victoria Harbour for a 480 nautical ... racing community descends on Victoria Harbour for two days of hard-nosed battle. This regatta marks the end of the winter racing season and after-parties at the clubhouse make it a social ...

  8. Easier run set for marathon

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... then cross the harbour at the Western Harbour Tunnel and finish at Victoria Park. The route of the full marathon is similar to that of the half-marathon except that the turning point will be at Tsing ... having four starting times as opposed to two to ease congestion in the Western Harbour Tunnel. Organisers hope the new measure will help eradicate the problem. The starting times for the race ...

  9. Juniors take centre stage at Victoria Park

    Posted Jan 12th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Move over Juan Carlos Ferrero and Venus Williams, it's time for the juniors to take centre stage this week at Victoria Park when Hong Kong hosts its first-ever ... to Victoria Park to join the boys. Last month Venise, from Marymount College, claimed the student girls' title at the Chinese Recreation Club Open and the 14-year-old was runner-up in the ladies ...

  10. 500 more to compete in harbour swim

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com This year's cross-harbour swim will be open to 1,500 participants, up from 1,000 when the event was revived last year after a 33-year break. The Hong Kong ... swimmers. Previously held in Repulse Bay, Asian Open Water competitors will follow a longer route than cross-harbour participants, but will start and end at the same points. The two swimming events ...




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