When Nanjing Communist Party chief Yang Weize told a press conference earlier this month the Jiangsu capital was interested in hosting the 2019 Asian Games after Vietnam withdrew, he exuded absolute confidence.Saturday, 31 May, 2014, 2:37am 3 comments
Former captain Mark Wright and playmaker Keith Robertson have made themselves available for Hong Kong's Asian Games sevens campaign in Incheon, South Korea, in September.15 May 2014 - 3:13pm 1 comment
Point-scoring issues that have dogged the Hong Kong triathlon squad in its bid to retain its elite-sport status at the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) seem set to become a thing of the past.16 Jun 2013 - 4:55am
Hong Kong, despite missing four or five of their best players, finished fourth at the Asian Cricket Council Women's Championship in Chiang Mai, Thailand, last week to secure a place at the Asian Games, which will feature cricket for only the second time.7 Feb 2013 - 3:54am
Hong Kong had its own "Lance Armstrong" case this past week when it emerged that Asian Games gold medallist Steven Wong had tested positive for drugs and had been banned for two years by the international governing body of cycling.27 Jan 2013 - 4:44am
Hong Kong cyclist Steven Wong will not be stripped of his Asian Games gold medal and the HK$400,000 reward he received for it after it emerged yesterday that he failed a doping test last year.22 Jan 2013 - 3:48am
Many of the bigwigs on the Olympic Council of Asia executive board - 37 to be exact - didn't return home straight after the end of the 31st general assembly in Macau.11 Nov 2012 - 4:09am
A joint-city bid for the 2023 Asian Games was ruled out by the head of the Olympic Council of Asia yesterday after Hanoi was declared the winner of the 2019 edition, defeating Indonesia's Surabaya in a tight race.
There were suggestions from certain sections of the OCA previously that a joint bid by Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen for the 2023 Games might be attractive and cost-saving.9 Nov 2012 - 2:58am
Hong Kong should bid for the 2023 Asian Games, a senior sports official said after the Olympic Council of Asia decided the host city for the 2019 Games yesterday.
The vice president of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee, Vivien Lau Chiang-chu, said: "We will have all sports infrastructure, including the Kai Tak sports hub, ready by 2023 and, timing-wise, it will just be perfect."9 Nov 2012 - 2:40am
Veteran Wong Kam-po said he has no regrets about calling time on his 20-year-plus cycling career, as he finished his last competitive race in the Tour of Taihu in Jiangsu yesterday.
Wong, who will turn 40 in March, said he had gained much more than he had lost as a professional rider.9 Nov 2012 - 2:40am
Hanoi has emerged as favourite to win today's Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) vote to host the 2019 Asian Games, the second-largest multi-sports games next to the Olympics, which Hong Kong thumbed its nose at and turned down the opportunity to contest.8 Nov 2012 - 5:24am
At last, champions of Asia. Even if it is only seven-a-side rugby, Hong Kong's triumph at a former bastion of British colonialism, the Bombay Gymkhana Club, last Sunday is long overdue.21 Oct 2012 - 5:18am
Despite having some of the best training facilities in the world, the Hong Kong Triathlon Association is in danger of losing its elite funding status at the Sports Institute (HKSI) unless the national squad can win the required nine performance points over the next two years.21 Oct 2012 - 1:50am
She can speak Cantonese, Putonghua, French and German, but when Raena Leung Hou-ling whispers to her horse to urge him to find his flying feet, it is English she uses.
Born in the United States, the multilingual Hong Kong showjumper has put on hold a career as a sports psychologist as she tries to crack the big time.21 Oct 2012 - 1:50am
Alvin Sallay's article about the positive effect of large-scale, one-off sporting events is plainly wrong ("A powerful glue to bind a nation", October 7), especially when he suggested Hong Kong should again consider bidding to host the Asian Games as a way to bring society together.14 Oct 2012 - 2:32am