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Bill Sweetenham

Weary coach Chan prepared to quit top Institute job

Sports Institute head coach Chan Yiu-hoi said he was prepared to step down if a suitable replacement could be found.

Thursday, 4 March, 1999, 12:00am

HK's exit blamed on early race times

Hong Kong's small swimming squad got what they pretty much expected at the Atlanta Olympics.

26 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Bill doesn't fit Sweetenham

FORMER Hong Kong national coach Bill Sweetenham has ruled himself out of taking Australia's premier coaching job.

Sweetenham was one of three candidates proposed by Australia's governing body to take over as head swimming coach for next year's Olympics following the resignation of Don Talbot.

14 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

HKASA has faith in new swim coach

CHAN Yiu-hoi's appointment as head swimming coach of the Hong Kong Sports Institute does not automatically qualify him for the job of national coach - if such a post continues to exist.

2 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Coach call to improve incentives

OUTGOING national coach Bill Sweetenham said Hong Kong swimming is improving at a faster rate than any other country - but warned that unless athlete-incentives are increased and the relevant bodies are unified, the whole set-up could fall apart.

25 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Multi-tier lifeline

THE Hong Kong Sports Institute will introduce a multi-tier system of support to local sports, with only a selected batch of associations receiving a full commitment leading up to the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok.

It is believed that four of the 11 sports currently receiving support from the Institute will be given a four-year commitment.

17 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Change focus or get left behind, says Sweetenham

OUTGOING national swimming coach Bill Sweetenham has called for Hong Kong to focus development on high-impact, 'fair dinkum' sports which would yield more medals at major multi-sport events.

Australian Sweetenham, head coach at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, said the territory should spend less time on 'sports like wushu' and concentrate on track and field and swimming.

15 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Sweetenham lashes out at 'showmanship' testing

NATIONAL coach Bill Sweetenham called the world governing body's spot drug testing at the Asian Games 'a waste of time' after Hong Kong swimmer Katie Lau King-ting was one of 29 athletes tested in Hiroshima.

3 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Typhoon Orchid puts the wind up officials

HONG KONG athletes spent a harrowing 30 minutes above Hiroshima while Typhoon Orchid caused havoc with airport arrivals.

The 70-odd athletes and officials were in the Dragonair flight waiting for clearance to land. But it never came and the pilot was eventually forced to divert to Kagoshima in southern Japan.

1 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Coaching scheme to share workload

THE Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association are planning to establish a panel of top coaches after next month's Asian Games to share the heavy burden of the Hong Kong Sports Institute's head coach.

26 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

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