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    Kai Tak Sports Hub

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Sport will play a major role at the redeveloped Kai Tak site. Jeanette Wang asks what wecan look forward to, and what we should avoid A sporting chance ... considering the next step in the planning and procurement of the project. The Kai Tak Multi-purpose Sports Complex is expected to be fully operational in 2019-20. jeanette.wang@scmp.com ...

  2. Booted out of the Games, Yu Yang quits badminton

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Chinese Olympic badminton champion Yu Yang says she is quitting the sport after being disqualified from the London Games in a match-throwing scandal. 'This is my last competition. Goodbye Badminton World Federation, goodbye my beloved badminton,' Yu, 26, wrote on her microblog. Yu and her playing partner Wang Xiaoli were among four ...

  3. Yang's blunder adds to the agony

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin A shell-shocked Yang Wei described bowing out of the all-round final after being on course for gold as a personal nightmare in keeping with the disastrous Games the Chinese men's gymnastics team are having. Following the blunder that saw divers Peng Bo and Wang Kenan crash out in the men's three-metre synchronised springboard, the 24-year-old Yang's hopes ...

  4. Wang Liqin leads clean sweep for dominant China

    Posted Sep 20th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Tim Maitland World number one Wang Liqin made some amends for the disappointment of a bronze medal in Athens by defeating Wang Hao to take the men's Volkswagen Open in Changchun. Wang Liqin, who lost to Wang Hao, currently ranked three, in the semi-finals at the Olympics, gained revenge by beating him 4-3 in his home city, 6-11, 11-6, 13-11, 10-12, 11-6, 12-14, 11-2. ...

  5. Media slams obsession with gold medals

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... badminton players Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli disqualified. Many commentaries blamed a fixation on accumulating Olympic gold as the cause for the players' performance on Wednesday during the women's doubles competition. Yu and her playing partner Wang were among four women's doubles teams ejected for trying to lose their final matches in the round-robin stage of the competition ...

  6. Blame rulesmakers, not players, for badminton farce

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with two points into the latter stages, and his team achieved it, by hook or by crook. Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang were charged with failing to 'use one's best efforts to win a match' ...

  7. Local's hopes end in quarter-finals

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong's sole presence in the men's singles, Yu Hiu-tung, could not keep the flag flying as he was bundled out in the quarter-finals by Taiwan's Wang Yeu-tzuoo. Wang defeated Yu in straight sets, winning 6-2, 6-3. The women fared little better, with both Zhang Ling and Yang Zijun losing their matches in straight sets. Zhang was ousted ...

  8. Blame to share in badminton row

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The match-throwing scandal involving two Chinese badminton champions and six other players in the Olympics has shocked China and the world alike. Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang were disqualified along with the others after they tried to lose in the round-robin stage to secure more favourable opponents in the knockout rounds. What they did is no doubt in breach of the Games spirit, ...

  9. Argentina make China work hard for victory

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at this level.' In the absence of injured spiker Wang Yimei, Yang Junjing and Hui Ruoqi had to share the attacking duties and they did not let their team down, respectively coming away with a team-high 16 ...

  10. 'Shuttlegate' eight bring sport into disrepute

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... China's Yu Yang, wrote a message on her microblog to say she was quitting her 'beloved badminton'. She will of course have to get the OK from China's sports officials to step down ... chairman Seb Coe described the performances. Bulgarian player Petya Nedelcheva, who was on the court adjacent the first 'play-to-lose' match involving Wang Xiali and Yu- world champions ...




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