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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Cyclist Choi Ki-ho's early retirement a crying shame

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 08:48pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Sports Institute must revisit funding policy after top cyclist Choi Ki-ho, just 22, decides to call it a day as a full-time athlete When retirement comes too early Something must be really wrong if a talented young athlete on the cusp of achieving great things for Hong Kong, and who is also being chased by a foreign professional team, should ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    No reason for athletes to remain amateurs

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Relay team does HK proud but athletics association is behind the times by not embracing a more professional approach If Hong Kong quartet Tang Yik-chun, Lai Chun-ho, Ng Ka-fung and Tsui ... medal won by a local athlete at the Asian athletics championships. The four ran the relay in 38.94 seconds to finish ahead of traditional continental powers Japan and China. ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    More than a flag of convenience

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 09:29pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... athletes who hold a passport of the country they wish to represent which is all well and good for the majority of the 200 or more countries and territories that take part in the Olympics. But isn't Hong Kong a special case, especially if one were born in this city, like Alexander was? Shouldn't the IOC grant a special dispensation for athletes if they were born in the country ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Left Field: The time for excuses from Hong Kong athletes is over

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com With a new state-of-the-art training facility almost completed, city's athletes must give us reason to celebrate in 2013 and beyond The time ... than that, it was meagre takings for the 42-strong squad of athletes competing in 13 sports. But the building blocks for 2016 were put in place in London with more than half the squad being ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Time to learn the law of large numbers

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... on their elite athletes. And it is set to increase over the next few years thanks to the government's Elite Athletes Development Fund. Set up in 2011 with a one-off grant of HK$7 billion, the money ... requirements for the 719 scholarship athletes spread across the 15 elite sports - athletics, badminton, billiards and snooker, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, karate, rowing, squash, swimming, table ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Hong Kong tennis deserves chance to qualify for elite status at SI

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 05:29am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at missing an opportunity to win valuable points for the SI report card, the HKTA has now taken a swipe at the  SF&OC. Our sympathies are with tennis. Hong Kong was represented by 304 athletes ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Mind control key to success for Hong Kong cricket team

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The Hong Kong cricket team already have the talent; what they need now is a skilled psychologist rather than a batting coach Mind control key to success One of the first tasks coach Charlie Burke and the Hong Kong Cricke ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Shanghai racing ahead of Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the world's top players like Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. It boasts a Diamond League athletics competition and a snooker Masters where the world's leading personalities in both sports appear. ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - LEFT FIELD

    Marathons can be open and safe

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... volumes for the mileage that can be reaped from attacks on athletes and sporting events. In the days following the Boston bombing, many have said there is no way a marathon can be safeguarded ... athlete-friendly and fan-friendly. Running a marathon is a celebration of life and long may it stay that way. ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - LEFT FIELD

    Lankans herald dawn of new era

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to book their seat at the top table aroused ardent emotions. It is the same when I watch Hong Kong athletes, too, as I have spent almost 30 years in my adopted home. I suppose I will have ...




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