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  1. Disabled runner So hopes to inspire young athletes

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Veteran disabled runner So Wa-wai hopes his long-term dedication to his sport will inspire young athletes to achieve the same level of international success as he has. The 30-year-old sprinter has qualified for the London Paralympics, one of the five Hong Kong athletes who have gained direct entry to the Games. It will be his fifth appearance ...

  2. BOOK (2005)

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... Nick Walker A Long Way Down Nick Hornby (Riverhead Books) Novelist, essayist and journalist Nick Hornby's first two books, 1992's Fever Pitch and 1995's High Fidelity, established him as the leading exponent of 'lad lit' and an al ...

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    HK Paralympians call for more resources to foster future stars

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com After winning 12 medals in London, athletes say they need better facilities, more coaches Returning Paralympians call for more resources Amid the triumphant return yesterday of the Hong Kong Paralympics team from the London Games, a sporting official called for more resources to nurture the city's talented disabled athletes. The 28-member ...

  4. Athletes, spectators impressed by care

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... to seat the Paralympians, coaches and officials for the three-hour ceremony. Unlike the Olympic opening ceremony, athletes entered the stadium before last night's gala performance. 'The order, a convention for the Paralympics movement, was designed to let the disabled athletes take seats and enjoy the ceremony with ease,' National Stadium spokesman Chen Shuxun said. Almost ...

  5. Javelin thrower secures China's first gold medal in athletics

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu The Chinese flag fluttered in the National Stadium yesterday for China's first win in athletics at the Beijing Paralympics as javelin thrower Yao Juan claimed one ... paralysis and was widely present in rural and poverty-stricken areas, according to Wu Weihong, of the China Rehabilitation Centre. 'Most disabled athletes contracted polio at a very early age, ...

  6. Easy access for Games athletes, says Beijing

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hearing. The programme's producers said they would aim to present the fighting spirit of all Paralympics athletes, and avoid focusing solely on who gets the gold medal. Officials claimed all ...

  7. Funding call to support athletes' aid programmes

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

    ... Chan Kin-wa Chung Pak-kwong is disappointed the government provides no additional resources for tertiary education institutes to support elite athletes who pursue academic studies. ... for athletes. This included more flexible schemes for athletes to complete their studies, establishing bridging programmes for athletes to meet academic requirements and providing special assistance ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Paralympians the upholders of Olympic ideal

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... by the physically disabled and mentally impaired, these athletes embody the sentiments of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympics. "The important thing is not winning but taking part," he said. "What counts in life is not the victory but the struggle; the essential thing is not to conquer but to fight well." For most of the handicapped athletes taking part ...

  9. Paralympic athletes anticipate big pay day

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Hong Kong's paralympic athletes are expected to reap a financial bonanza as they chase cash awards being offered as part of the Hang Seng Athlete Incentive Awards Scheme. While the 'able-bodied' athletes competing in the Olympics in August will be chasing up to $1 million in cash awards for winning gold in Athens, the SAR's disabled athletes have ...

  10. Disabled athletes show the bright side of life

    Posted May 05th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... disabled Hong Kong athletes achieved success in the international arenas are told in the new book by Olympic diver Yu Yuet. Yu's book, Breaking out of the Cocoon, was launched yesterday. ... given me a new perspective on disabilities,' he said. Among the other award-winning athletes featured in the book are Lo Yue-kun, a 67-year-old ping-pong player, 46-year-old lawn bowler ...




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