The East Asian Games

Police chief denies rumours over his retirement

Commissioner of Police Tang King-shing says his retirement next year will be in line with standard procedure, and denies rumours that he needs to seek psychological treatment for stress.

Wednesday, 21 April, 2010, 12:00am

Computer festival moves to new venue

The annual Hong Kong Computer Festival will be moved to a new venue because of safety concerns stemming from the tens of thousands of shoppers who jammed the streets of Sham Shui Po during last year's event.

30 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

letters

Hong Kong needs to foster creativity

The ceremonies at the East Asian Games really impressed me. I had never seen such a creative event. I am sure tourists must have felt the same way. I think the Games organisers did a great job.

30 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

It's important to adapt in life

I was a volunteer at the opening ceremony of the East Asian Games. My team and I were a cheering squad at the Avenue of Stars. We were scheduled to start at about 6pm, but as the time approached it became more and more crowded. We were told that we would block the view if we stood on the stage, and that we should help control the crowd so that people could enjoy the ceremony.

15 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

school news

SKH Tsoi Kung Po Secondary School

The 23rd Athletic Meet of SKH Tsoi Kung Po Secondary School was held on October 12 and 13 at Hammer Hill Road Sports Ground in Kowloon.

More than 600 athletes from the five houses took part in the track and field events.

9 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

South Koreans vow to come back stronger for East Asian Games

South Korea coach Kang In-jung believes his side will return to Hong Kong for the East Asian Games in December all the stronger after bowing out of the Plate quarter-finals to France 17-7.

30 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Public's support is the key to Games' success

For an international city, Hong Kong does not figure prominently as a sporting venue, despite the annual success of the home-grown Rugby Sevens and Standard Chartered Marathon. The East Asian Games in December will be an opportunity to bolster our reputation for hosting big events and become a regional sporting venue.

17 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Short of cash

The East Asian Games, to be held in Hong Kong, is struggling to reach its funding target. Given predictions that the slump will get worse, what can organisers do to try and raise more funds? Write to us

30 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Games cost details sought

Legislators have demanded the government provide more details on its request for an extra HK$797 million to upgrade sports facilities for the East Asian Games, which Hong Kong will host in 2009.

Panel chairwoman Choy So-yuk wanted to know why government figures suggested it would cost HK$10,000 to replace each seat at the Coliseum that would normally cost up to HK$3,000 each.

9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Organisers bullish about meeting funding target

Despite doubts about the marketability of the East Asian Games, Hong Kong authorities are confident of meeting their $117 million funding target for the 2009 event.

19 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

In Brief

Visitor spending up 14pc

to $105b for last year

25 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Senior honours for leading student athletes

Students stood side by side with Hong Kong's best athletes, clinching three of the coveted senior honours on Tuesday.

Swimmers Sze Hang-yu and Suen Ka-yi, and sprinter Tang Yik-chun, were among the eight top performers selected by the judges, the public, and the sports media for their results in 2005.

2 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Man with the plan Iin a new Macau

With 30 days to go to the opening ceremony of the East Asian Games, the sportsman in the man building a new Macau shines through. 'I feel like a marathon runner,' says Manuel Silverio, chairman of the organising committee.

'We have come a long way and there is only 100 metres to go. Now we have to give our best right to the finish line.

29 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Volunteers help out at Games

In addition to enjoying 21 public holidays this year, many Macau students will have eight extra days off.

During the East Asian Games to be held from October 29 to November 6, student volunteers are allowed to take leave from school.

But volunteering is more than an excuse to skip school, said Kuok Chong-ho, a university student.

20 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Confident host

I would like to comment on the article headlined 'HK sports chief warns against negative approach to 2009 Games' (November 10).

12 Nov 2003 - 12:00am