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Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association

Athletes criticise race marshals after wheelchair half-marathon fiasco

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'

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, 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

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.

23 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

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

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