The Asian Games

Snooker chiefs fear losing vital pot of money

Hong Kong snooker officials are appealing for fair treatment as they face the axe from the elite programme at the Sports Institute.

Thursday, 29 December, 2011, 12:00am

Civilisation means more than just a charming image

On my way to work a few weeks ago I was startled by the scene in one Guangzhou neighbourhood. An unannounced facelift left me wondering for a few minutes whether I had walked onto the set of a television show.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Sports billions on track despite Asia Games hiccup

The government is forging ahead with a programme to spend HK$31.5 billion on sports facilities, despite the Legislative Council's refusal to support a bid for the 2023 Asian Games.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Lau qualifies for world championships

Claudia Lau Yin-yan reached the world championships B qualifying standard in winning the 100-metre backstroke at the Olympic Time Trial at Shing Mun Valley Pool yesterday. Lau beat Hannah Wilson into second with a time of one minute and 3.18 seconds. Wilson returned specially from the US for the meet, but had already qualified for Shanghai through her achievements at the Asian Games.

18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Rude shock for users of new subway station

A newly opened subway station has raised eyebrows in Guangzhou by forcing passengers to buy an extra ticket to leave the station.

Haixinsha station, on the Zhujiang New Town Automated People Mover line in the city's east, opened on Wednesday, but nearby residents found it less convenient than expected, the Guangzhou Daily reported.

26 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Asian Games can help citizens get involved in sport as a lifelong hobby

Since the government pledged its full support for a proposal to bid to host the Asian Games in 2023, many people have expressed their opinions during the debate, with views given in favour and against the plan.

9 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Guangzhou plays poor game at getting it right

As 2011 begins, Guangzhou is enjoying a moment of peace after November's Asian Games and the Asian Para Games last month. Traffic restrictions have been lifted and security checks on the subway removed. But traces of the Games remain on the city's streets - and they are embarrassing.

1 Jan 2011 - 12:00am


Girls need true love guidance, not money

Teenage girls who get involved in compensated dating are naive. They have no self-respect.

It seems teenagers' moral values are declining. Maybe parents, teachers or even schools don't give them enough advice. Without anyone to guide them, they do silly things.

1 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Athletes urge action before Games bid

A group of athletes and coaches from nine different sports jointly urged the government yesterday to improve management of national sports associations and ensure fairness in the selection of athletes before considering hosting a major event like the Asian Games. The group complained of cases where qualified athletes were not chosen for teams because of unsound bureaucratic rules.

28 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Return on investment for Games bid is counted in social benefit

Friday's vote by Legco's home affairs panel to stop the bid for the 2023 Asian Games signifies a true lack of understanding of the many values such an event would bring to Hong Kong.

23 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Put an end to absurdity of Asian Games bid

Government consultation in Hong Kong has generally had a less than stellar reputation; the latest conclusion to come from a consultation on whether Hong Kong should bid for the 2023 Asian Games has further tested the people's patience. The original document was already thin on information, taking up only 15 pages.

17 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Plenty of time to prepare for Games, minister says

Hong Kong doesn't have to meet all the required conditions for hosting the Asian Games before throwing its hat into the bidding ring, home affairs minister Tsang Tak-sing said yesterday.

The official made the remark as he gave the results of a 10-week public consultation exercise on a controversial proposal that the city bid for the right to host the Games in 2023.

11 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

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Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 Which of the following is not the reason why Wong Kam-po thinks Hong Kong should host the 2023 Asian Games?

a. It will boost the economy.

b. It will make many athletes happy.

c. It will raise the morale of local athletes.

9 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Net hums with anger at huge cost of Games

The total investment in the Asian Games, set to open in Guangzhou in 28 days, will exceed 100 billion yuan (HK$116 billion), and when news of the figure circulated yesterday on the internet, many mainlanders were shocked.

15 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Rees boosted by release of Japan-based duo

Head coach Dai Rees has successfully negotiated the release of Japan-based sevens stars Mark Wright and Rowan Varty for the Asian Games, but insisted both were not shoo-ins for the 12-strong men's squad.

12 Oct 2010 - 12:00am