The last man to win the cross-harbour swim in 1978 - barred by organisers from this year's event - has decided to take his bid to compete to the Equal Opportunities Commission.Sunday, 9 October, 2011, 12:00am
Gary Claydon2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Hong Kong bills itself as an international city. But it is often very parochial, sometimes pathetically so. Take the cross-harbour swim, to be resumed next month after a break of 33 years.30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Gary Claydon may have won the cross-harbour swim the last time it was held back in 1978, but the former champion has been barred from taking part when the event resumes next month after a 33-year break.
'The Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association has refused my entry on the basis that I do not have a valid Hong Kong ID card,' Claydon, an Australian resident, said.29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am