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Commonwealth Games Sports

At the Games

If ever a tale of two cities is written about rugby in Asia, then it must be based on the different approaches taken by the powerbrokers in Beijing and New Delhi in their attempts to develop a game still quite new to them.

Thursday, 25 November, 2010, 12:00am

'New venue can help us grow'

Born in the days when cricket was still a gentleman's game and 'It's just not cricket' served as a stern rebuke which had some meaning, the Karp Group & PC Jeweller Hong Kong Sixes has gone through a stormy childhood and now, in its teen years, is wondering what the future holds.

5 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Take the game to schools: Ryan

It's not another brick in the wall, but Ben Ryan believes the best way forward for England as far as the Olympic factor is concerned would be to introduce the game into schools.

26 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Rogge to award gold

International Olympic Committee president Dr Jacques Rogge will present the gold medals to the winners of the men's rugby sevens competition on Sunday.

Rogge's appearance will be highly appropriate as it will be the first time that sevens will be played in a multi-sport games since it was accepted as an Olympic medal sport.

2 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

40,000 fall for announcer's joke

Nearly 40,000 people rose to celebrate the founding father of rugby yesterday and then were left standing . . . 'April Fool', boomed announcer Dave 'Willo' Williams.

'On April Fool's Day at the Sevens, it's tradition for me to play a joke on all the crowd in the stadium,' said the long-time Sevens commentator.

2 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

HKRFU, don't restrict loyal fans' view

The Sevens was yet again a success for the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. However, I together with friends from the UK, Thailand, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, and this year even one from St Lucia, are very upset with the way the union treats the loyal fans who make the event such a success.

5 Apr 2006 - 12:00am


The good, the bad and the ugly: To mark three decades of the Sevens, we highlight 30 reasons why this annual festival of mud, madness and merriment is so special

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


They were the masters of the game - four giants who stamped their greatness on the tournament. Among all the brilliant individuals to have played here, Rush, Serevi, Campese and Lomu have a special place in the annals of the Sevens and in the hearts of fans


31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


It's been a whale of a ride since the first Sevens in 1976 and Mike Rowse - a.k.a. Mr InvestHK - has seen them all. He recounts his favourite experiences from three decades, as does fellow tournament stalwart Heather Deayton

30 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Control the missiles

The Sevens was a great success for Hong Kong. We took our Primary One-aged children to the matches on Sunday, their first time to attend a rugby match. Attendance was fantastic; we read it was approximately 40,000 fans.

31 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Curtain up on first-night Sevens revelry

The Fijians were cheered (and won), the Australians were booed (and won) and the fans danced and drank - a typical opening for the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens.

31 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Games tipped to be sell-out success

Initial worries over slow ticket sales for the 16th Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur have abated following a sharp rise in interest on the eve of the historic event being staged for the first time in Asia.

Organisers are now predicting a sell-out success and a total of more than a million spectators at the sporting carnival from September 11 to 21.

31 Aug 1998 - 12:00am


I refer to the letter from Damian Bartman (South China Morning Post, April 15), regarding ATV's coverage of the Rugby Sevens match between Western Samoa and Wales.

Programme schedule commitments prevent us from running our programmes beyond their previously allotted times.

26 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

sevens heaven

THE sensational Sevens are just a month away and the organisers of Hong Kong's premiere international sporting event are gearing up for a spectacular rugby tournament with a colourful array of sporty clothes and souvenirs for fans.

26 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Sales orders Games cutback

A TOTAL of 75 athletes have been nominated by seven sports associations to represent Hong Kong in this summer's Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia.

But the president of Hong Kong's National Olympic Committee, A. de O. Sales, said the figure was too high and must be trimmed by around 10 before the Canadian organisers' February 18 deadline.

26 Jan 1994 - 12:00am