Hong Kong at the 2006 Asian Games

Raise the bar, HK athletes told

Hong Kong's athletes were yesterday challenged to raise the bar as officials prepared to announce a squad of 41 for next month's London Olympics.

Thursday, 21 June, 2012, 12:00am

Living the Olympic dream

Name: Lok Kwan-hoi Age: 25

Name: Leung Chun-shek Age: 26

Event: Rowing - men's lightweight double sculls

Olympic experience: None

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Teenager will take foil to Games

Qualifying for this summer's London Olympics came as a surprise to the youngest member of the Hong Kong fencing team.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Champions ready for their next challenge

While the summer Olympics will certainly be the time for elite athletes to show their talents to the world, some older champions are looking for new challenges in life.

'Although my world ranking is still in the 30s, I need to move on from my current life sooner or later,' said Hong Kong's Olympic silver medallist Ko Lai-chak.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Kwok Ho-ting keeps cycling in spotlight

Cycling continued its dominance of the Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards last night with Kwok Ho-ting bagging the top prize after being named the 'Best of the Best'.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Wong puts youngsters to shame

Wong Kam-po bolstered his hopes of competing in a fifth Olympics Games later this year with an empathic victory in the men's road race at the Asian championships in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Cyclist Lee loses bid to add third gold to tally

Hong Kong added two bronze medals to their Asian championships haul yesterday, but there was disappointment for ace cyclist Lee Wai-sze as she failed in her bid for a third gold in Kuala Lumpur.

Despite reaching the keirin final with the best qualifying time, Lee had to settle for third place behind Malaysian Fatehah Mustapa and Xu Yulei of China.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Heat is on for Hong Kong athletes

Sometimes athletes must battle extreme weather as well as their opponents. This is likely to be the case at the All China Secondary Schools Students' Games to be held in Bautao, Inner Mongolia later this month.

'At the 2005 Student Games in Nanjing, the temperature exceeded 40 degrees Celsius,' said leader of the athletics team, teacher Wong Chiu-keung.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Asian Games medallists to lead 100-strong HK squad

Asian Games medallists Au Sin-ying, Sze Hang-yu and Stephanie Au Hoi-shun will spearhead a strong 100-member squad for this summer's World University Games - the largest yet from Hong Kong since first taking part in 1985.

20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Tour of South China Sea shortened to one race

The Tour of South China Sea has been drastically shortened this year to just a single 80-kilometre, 10-lap race on Tsing Yi Island because of organisational complications thrown up by the Asian Games.

The tour is normally held over seven stages of about 100km each on various routes through Guangdong, with one or two stages in Hong Kong before ending in Macau.

6 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Third medal won't be my last, karate bronze winner says

Karate athlete Chan Ka-man vowed to come back for a fourth Games after winning a bronze medal in the women's under 61kg at the Guangdong Gymnasium yesterday.

Coupled with the success of Lee Ka-wai in the men's under 75kg, Hong Kong took two bronze medals in karate, which won inclusion to the elite training programme at the Sports Institute last year.

27 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

HK celebrate record gold haul - and there's more to come

Windsurfer Chan King-yin and snooker ace Marco Fu Ka-chu both struck gold yesterday to ensure Hong Kong will have their most successful Asiad yet. The twin attack on the waters off Shanwei and the green baize at the Asian Games Town Gymnasium means Hong Kong now have seven gold medals, surpassing the six in Doha four years ago.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Table tennis team's lone silver fails to match medal tally set in Doha

While Hong Kong athletes have enjoyed great success in the first week in Guangzhou, the table tennis squad, a major source of medals at the Doha Games four years ago, managed only one silver medal.

20 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Newcomer Cheung proves depth of HK cycling team

Hong Kong kept up their momentum at the Guangzhou velodrome yesterday, with 19-year-old Cheung King-lok grabbing a silver medal in the men's four-kilometre individual pursuit.

This comes hard on the heels of Lee Wai-sze's gold in the 500-metre time trial on the opening day.

15 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Bar set higher this time for elite sports

Hong Kong embarks on another Asian Games mission this week with the specific goal of improving on their previous medal haul four years ago in Doha. That will be the yardstick used to measure the success of the massive squad of athletes bound for Guangzhou.

7 Nov 2010 - 12:00am