Athlete

One for the ages

Along the age spectrum: George Foreman. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

A 77-year-old trained a horse that a 50-year-old rode to victory in the Preakness, which should give anyone worried about the greying of America something to cheer about.

Sunday, 26 May, 2013, 5:54am

US athlete Suzy Favor Hamilton admits working as a prostitute

Suzy Favor Hamilton falls during the 1,500 metres final at Sydney. Photo: New York Times

Three-time American Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton says she coped with depression and a troubled marriage by turning to a life of prostitution.

Favor Hamilton acknowledged on Twitter she had worked as an escort following a report on The Smoking Gun website about her double life.

22 Dec 2012 - 1:46am

Hong Kong Marathon offers 2,000 more runners chance to compete

Hong Kong Marathon offers 2,000 more runners chance to compete

Only 2,000 extra places will be available for next year's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, despite the huge demand to take part in the annual sporting extravaganza.

27 Sep 2012 - 11:10am

Arrets de Jeu

Pierre Rigal and Aurelien Bory direct Compagnie Derniere Minute's dance theatre work based on athlete turned dancer Pierre Rigal's childhood memories of the 1982 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Germany. A Le French May programme. Apr 18-19, 8pm, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, HK$160-HK$280 Urbtix. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

athlete of the week

Name Dragon Lung Mei-kuen School HKMLC Queen Maud Secondary School Grade Form Five Sport Canoeing

Achievements

Dragon, 16, was a member of Hong Kong's youth canoeing team and represented the city at the National Youth Championships in 2009. She left the team this summer to study for the HKDSE.

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

athlete of the week

Name Ken Leung King-hung School CCC Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School Grade Form Five Sport Athletics (400m), swimming, football

Achievements

Ken, 16, of the Watsons Athletic Club, is a 400m runner with Hong Kong's national squad, where he is ranked second over the distance.

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

The wrench of the bench

As an athlete I have always played for the love of the game - a pure, simple and passionate love for sport. I trained six days a week for over 10 years with Singapore's national netball team, including every Friday night and Saturday morning. I missed family holidays, weddings and birthday dinners, including my own.

4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Liu Xiang's new job sparks online buzz

Star athlete Liu Xiang's appointment as a Shanghai party official has sparked controversy online, with some users questioning whether he is fit for the post and others curious about what his job entails.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Climbing her way to the top

Nicknamed 'Spider Woman', Lisa Cheng Lai-sho, 24, is considered Hong Kong's top female athlete. She has recently won the Cheung Chau bun scrambling title in the women's division, a competition in which contestants climb a 14-metre tower studded with buns and grab as many buns as they can.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Athlete free after bribery appeal

Asian Games bodybuilding champion Chan Yun-to, jailed last year for bribing an official to shorten a ban from competition for failing a drug test, was freed yesterday after winning an appeal.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

athlete of the week

Name Sheron Mok Hoi-man School Tang Shiu Kin Victoria Government Secondary School Grade Form Four Sport Swimming

Achievements Sheron, 15, is the captain of her school swimming team. She won two gold medals in girls' Grade B 50m and 100m freestyle and a silver in 4x50m freestyle relay at the 2010/11 Inter-School Swimming Championships (Division Three).

26 May 2011 - 12:00am

letters

Tough road for young athletes

I will be in the first batch of students doing the HKDSE and am a member of a junior sports squad.

It is hard to strike the right balance.

Being an athlete in Hong Kong is not easy. Unlike in the United States, Hong Kong athletes are always struggling because of poor government funding.

20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

athlete of the week

Name Christy Chan Tsz-ching School Diocesan Girls' School Grade Form Two Sport Tennis

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In last Friday's sport story about archery, the athlete's name was incorrect. His name is Anthony Yeung Tsun-hang.

4 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Groomed for success

With determination and perseverance, Hong Kong's 2002 Asian Games rowing bronze medallist, Yung Ka-yan, has built a career on her passion for pets. After retiring from full-time rowing in 2007, Yung joined a media company as a business executive.

16 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

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