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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:

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


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


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