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HK poised for 'era of greater accountability'

Hong Kong sports will be run in a more transparent, accountable and efficient framework when a new structure takes effect from next year.

This was the assurance given to SAR sports officials yesterday by the Secretary for Home Affairs, David Lan.

Friday, 20 August, 1999, 12:00am

SDB faces cash crunch if review panel extends list

The Sports Development Board (SDB) might be forced to draw deep into the Sports Institute's trust fund if it includes tenpin bowling and gymnastics in the final Focus Sports lineup.

The SDB on Thursday reinstated athletics as one of its 12 Focus Sports, with the review panel in the process of considering the cases for the two above-mentioned sports.

6 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Ma says onus is on sports to prove body was wrong

Displaying courage under fire, the besieged Sports Development Board (SDB) said on the eve of an appeal hearing that it still stands by its recommendation to drop athletics and gymnastics from the Focus Sports category.

4 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Elusive search for number

I CALLED the number 1081, for Hongkong Telecom's Directory Inquiries, on Wednesday, April 27, in order to get the number of the Sports Development Board (SDB) as it has recently moved to Sports House in our new Hong Kong Stadium.

The original SDB number has been cancelled, so I told the operator and asked her whether there was another number for me to call.

5 May 1994 - 12:00am

SDB's autonomy further eroded

THE Sports Development Board has lost the fight to keep ''outsiders'' from the Committee of Trustees which will be set up after the SDB merges with the Hong Kong Sports Institute.

The SDB also lost the free power to invest surplus funds once the merger takes place in April.

5 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Bid to safeguard Institute's autonomy voted down

THE Hong Kong Sports Institute are set to relinquish a large part of their autonomy when they merge with the Sports Development Board in April.

15 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

SDB set deadline for budget plans

THE Hong Kong Sports Development Board has given national associations six weeks to outline their cash requirements for the next financial year.

SDB staff will discuss individual plans with representatives from the associations, who have to submit their proposals by October 15.

3 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Bitterness erupts over SDB wages and tactics

HONGKONG sports officials last night joined ranks against what they claim are ''overpaid, interfering and expatriate-orientated'' forces within the Government-funded Sports Development Board.

20 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Four-year blueprint to be revised

THE Sports Development Board's four-year Strategic Plan is to be revised to cater for the body's impending merger with the Hongkong Sports Institute.

The plan, unveiled in 1991, provided a blueprint for the development of local sport.

The SDB yesterday issued a progress report on the plan, summarising objectives achieved and areas where more progress is required.

8 Jul 1993 - 12:00am