Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association

Athletes criticise race marshals after wheelchair half-marathon fiasco

Wheelchair racers in the Hong Kong Marathon 2013. Photo: David Wong

Two athletes competing in last Sunday's wheelchair half-marathon at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon event have heavily criticised race organisers. One of them even claimed he was manhandled by marshals.

Monday, 4 March, 2013, 5:08am

Boosting prize money 'key to raising marathon's profile'

Standard Chartered chief executive Benjamin Hung Pi-cheng chats with blind Paralympics marathon medallist Henry Wanyoike (centre) and his guide Joseph Kibunja. Photo: Jonathan Wong

A significant boost in prize money is the key to raising the profile of tomorrow's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon and placing it among the world's elite, says a top official.

23 Feb 2013 - 5:33am

Marathon official Kwan Kee wants public to be more tolerant

Kwan Kee, chairman of the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association. Photo: Dickson Lee

Kwan Kee, chairman of the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association, said yesterday that the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon would once again implement stringent rules to reduce noise pollution especially at the start of the popular 10-kilometre races, which this year have drawn a record 38,000 participants.

17 Feb 2013 - 4:41am

Leaving athletics coach urges patience

Paul Wright

Hong Kong's outgoing athletics coach, Paul Wright, has warned potential successors to be prepared for frustration, admitting he considered quitting just months into the job because of his inability to implement much-needed change quickly.

9 Sep 2012 - 3:27am

HK quartet set sights on history at grand prix meets

Hong Kong's 4x100 metre relay team are aiming to make history and seal their place at London 2012 in the three rounds of the Asia Grand Prix this month.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

HK Diamond Mile seeks major sponsor

Yesterday's Hong Kong International Diamond Mile in Central could well turn to gold if a sponsor can be found for next year's race.

Kwan Kee, chairman of the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association (HKAAA) said that he would like to see the event brought back into the annual calendar, but that a title sponsor would need to be found to cover the costs.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Transparency needed to make marathon a winner

The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon attracted a record 65,000 entries this year, which shows that the annual event has become increasingly popular, drawing local and international runners. It has become the high point of the city's annual public events, and a 'Brand Hong Kong' affair supported by the government and community.

8 May 2015 - 5:57pm

Glitches remain at venue for East Asian Games

Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground's repaired track passed its first test yesterday, but Hong Kong's venue for December's East Asian Games athletics events is still not functioning perfectly.

'There is still room for improvement,' Fung Wang-tak, Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association's vice-chairman, said after staging the final leg of the Athletic League.

26 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Athletes return with a bang

Both boys and girls show top form as they set new records at junior championships

Eighteen records tumbled at the first major competition organised by the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association (HKAAA) since the summer holidays.

17 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

New chief has HK$4.9m plan to rescue athletics

The new chief of Hong Kong track and field, Eric Lee Chi-wing, is hoping investment in the people who matter - the athletes - can mark the beginning of the sport's salvation in the SAR.

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Association to blame for losing elite status, says Ankrom in parting shot

The Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association's refusal to include long jumper Terry Tsui Yun-yung in the Asian Games squad probably cost the sport its elite status, outgoing coach Kevin Ankrom claimed yesterday.

29 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Ankrom laments what might have been

Outgoing coach outlines approach he believes would have ensured survival

The Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association (HKAAA) could have retained its government funding had the executive committee not been so blinkered, outgoing coach Kevin Ankrom claimed.

Ankrom suggested two ways in which athletics could have retained its status as an elite sport.

29 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Ankrom urges revolt against old order

New Zealand-bound head coach attacks cash-rich HKAAA for ignoring athletes' needs

Departing head coach Kevin Ankrom has called for the clubs to rebel against the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association if the sport is to make any headway.

24 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Athletes push for slice of HK$20m pie

HKAAA urged to fund training programmes, not invest in the stock market

A cash-flush Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association is under pressure to fill the training programme funding gap that looms as a result of track and field losing its elite status - instead of investing surplus money on the stock market.

7 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Ko keeps mum on why he stepped down as HKAAA boss

William Ko Wai-lam yesterday confirmed he had stepped down as chairman of the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association and did not plan to seek re-election. He would not reveal his reasons for giving up the post he had held for almost 30 years.

1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am