East Asian Games

Sarah Lee brings curtain down with gold medal at East Asian Games

Sarah Lee Wai-sze at the presentation of medals. Photos: Chan Kin-wa

Hong Kong saved their best for the last, winning two gold medals on the final day of East Asian Games in Tianjin on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 15 October, 2013, 4:31pm

Hong Kong win three golds in wushu

Leung Cheuk-hei, Cheng Chung-hang and Leung Ka-wai in action on their way to retaining their gold. Photo: AP

Hong Kong’s wushu team will return from the East Asian Games with an impressive collection of medals after adding three gold, two silver and one bronze to the total in Tianjin yesterday.

9 Oct 2013 - 11:31pm

Japan's Riko Matsuzaki steals China's thunder at East Asian Games

Riko Matsuzaki of Japan celebrates winning the 5,000 metres at the sixth East Asian Games in Tianjin. Photo: Xinhua

Riko Matsuzaki of Japan upset the script by winning the first gold medal at the sixth East Asian Games in Tianjin today, creating a small uproar among the fans at the Olympic Sports Centre.

The distance runner claimed the women’s 5,000 metres in 16 minutes and 9.72 seconds, beating Kim Chun-mi of North Korea (16:35.79) and Fu Tinglian of China (16:40.52).

7 Oct 2013 - 12:36pm

Hong Kong back among elite in Sudirman Cup

Tim He Yiming, head coach of Hong Kong badminton team.

The biennial event will take place in Kuala Lumpur in May and Hong Kong will again have the opportunity to test themselves against world powerhouses such as China, Denmark, South Korea and Malaysia.

27 Mar 2013 - 4:27am

China says no to rugby at Tianjin East Asian Games

The Chinese National Olympic Committee has turned down a request by the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) to include sevens in next year's East Asian Games in Tianjin.

10 Nov 2012 - 3:09am

Left field: Let's put rugby eggs in one basket

Hong Kong's victorious team celebrate after defeating Japan in the final to win the Mumbai Sevens. The victory makes Hong Kong the top sevens side in Asia. Photo: SCMP

At last, champions of Asia. Even if it is only seven-a-side rugby, Hong Kong's triumph at a former bastion of British colonialism, the Bombay Gymkhana Club, last Sunday is long overdue.

21 Oct 2012 - 5:18am

Left Field: Sport can unify Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China Delegation to the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games.

This past week has once again been a reminder of what a powerful force sport can be. I have been enjoying the cricket, the ICC World Twenty20, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, made all the better by the success of the host team, who are in today's final. Win or lose, Sri Lankans love to party.

7 Oct 2012 - 2:21am

Rugby deserves elite status

A fortnight ago, scrumhalf Josh Peters led the Hong Kong under-20 rugby squad to a runners-up place at the Asian Sevens Championship in Johor Baharu, Malaysia. You could almost hear the champagne corks popping at the headquarters of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. The result may have come at a junior event but the ramifications for the sport at all levels are enormous.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

East Asian Games cost estimates widely out

The government underestimated the expense of hosting the 2009 East Asian Games by 20 per cent - and its predictions of income were even less accurate, the Audit Commission revealed.

Instead of the predicted HK$117 million in revenue, the event grossed 54 per cent more: HK$180 million, the audit said.

14 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Li backs bid to host 2023 edition

The outstanding performances in the first half of the Asian Games is proof the city should bid to host the event in 2023, says Hong Kong Sports Institute chairman Eric Li.

Li said the elite academy fully backed a bid and said hosting the multi-sports event would significantly raise sporting standards.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Should Hong Kong host the Asian Games?

Charmain Li, 17, Sha Tin College

Experience can be the best teacher for making decisions. The 2009 East Asian Games (EAG) - hosted by Hong Kong - was described as 'a success in promoting the sporting culture in Hong Kong' by Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing.

27 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Asiad squad is Hong Kong's largest

A record 550 athletes and officials in 34 sports will represent Hong Kong at the Asian Games in Guangzhou in November.

28 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Yip wins her first title of the year

Hong Kong's Yip Pui-yin won her first trophy since December's East Asian Games in the Malaysia Open yesterday. In an all-Hong Kong women's singles final, she defeated Zhou Mi 21-16, 14-21, 21-19 in Kuala Lumpur. 'Yip has been struggling to regain her best, but showed excellent form in this tournament,' said Hong Kong head coach Tim He Yiming.

12 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Opinions divided on hosting 2019 Asian Games

Following the 'baptism of fire' of organising this year's East Asian Games, public opinion seems divided on whether Hong Kong should bid for the 2019 Asian Games.

Lawmaker Tanya Chan, a critic of the East Asian Games, said she remained unconvinced this should happen, although she understood athletes' desire to compete at home.

14 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Players sidelined in a city without a sporting culture

A recent spate of bad publicity surrounding the city's first big international sports event has taken the spotlight from the players.

The Chinese-language press has in recent days reported on chaotic arrangements, including the unavailability of tickets at venues and a dearth of hotel rooms.

6 Dec 2009 - 12:00am