Alvin Sallay

Broken ribs and dreams

Hayley Chan Hei-man's Olympic dreams have been shattered. A training accident left the Hong Kong windsurfer, pictured, with three broken ribs. She is in hospital in Britain.

Thursday, 7 June, 2012, 12:00am

Race crew escape from sinking yacht

A skipper told yesterday how he and his crew dramatically escaped from their sinking boat during the Taiwan Strait Race, organised by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

Leon Chan and his 10 crew were plucked to safety after floating on two life rafts for about 90 minutes in the early hours of Sunday.

'Everybody was calm,' he said. They all knew what they had to do.'

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

International Sixes may revert to a two-day event

This year's Karp Group Hong Kong International Sixes will be played over two days, instead of three, unless the event gets backing from the Mega Events Fund (MEF), top official Shahzada Saleem says.

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Time to put 'mega' back into the MEF

It's good that the Mega Events Fund (MEF) has relaxed its rules about who can apply for a helping hand from the government to run events that will help raise the city's profile as well as attract visitors.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Giant prop Nolan loses race for fitness

Steve Nolan has lost his race to regain fitness for the opening game of the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five tournament against the United Arab Emirates in Dubai tomorrow.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Yu puts retirement on hold for Davis Cup play-off tie

Yu Hiu-tung wants to hang up his racquet for good so he can make a living by coaching the future generation of players. But first Hong Kong needs him to face a formidable challenge from Sri Lanka at Victoria Park this weekend.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Luck part and parcel of sea challenge, says Pryde

A little bit of luck will be needed to win one of the 'most challenging' offshore races in the world, says defending champion Neil Pryde, whose boat HiFi will once again be among the favourites in the biennial Rolex China Sea Race, which starts today.

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Atkinson shines but Dutch rout HK in Twenty20

Jamie Atkinson was the only local player to hold his head high after the Netherlands underlined the massive gulf that exists between leading associate countries and Hong Kong at the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers in the United Arab Emirates yesterday.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Kowloon in battle to get their top players fit

Nine players, including three key forwards, were given time off training last night as double-seeking Altus Kowloon desperately try to recuperate and recover in time for Saturday's Grand Championship final against Newedge Club at King's Park.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

HK star comes out of retirement for Davis Cup

Former No 1 Yu Hiu-tung has been persuaded to come out of retirement for the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone group two first-round tie against Indonesia, but he will not be in the starting line-up for today's opening singles.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

HK teen tries to spread the gospel

Awesome. That's how 19-year-old Julien Breistroff describes wakeboarding - and it's not surprising considering he has been in love with the sport for more than half his life.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Keep it simple, officials urged

Sports chiefs yesterday urged officials to simplify the Mega Events Fund application process after the government extended the programme's life by five years and topped it up with HK$150 million.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

HKAAA seeks marathon costs cut

Organisers of this Sunday's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon are facing a bill of more than HK$2.5 million for closing the roads for the showpiece event, which has attracted a record 70,000 runners.

They say the costs could be reduced if roads were closed and handed over for a longer period.

30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

HK too strong for outclassed UAE

Hong Kong ran in 11 tries as they breezed to a comfortable 72-14 victory over the United Arab Emirates to get their campaign at the inaugural Emirates Airlines Cup of Nations off to a sound start in Dubai yesterday.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Bring on the tough guys

In all his years of turning up for the showpiece, Rory McIlroy said he has never seen the composite course at the Hong Kong Golf Club pose such a tough challenge. Third-round leader Alvaro Quiros hopes it will get 'tougher' as he makes a strong bid today to add the US$2.75 million UBS Hong Kong Open to the handful of titles he has to his name.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am