Hong Kong, China at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Play to our strength

Hong Kong must make better use of its resources and focus on sports that suit the city's population if it wants to win medals at future Olympic Games, a senior official said yesterday.

Sunday, 12 August, 2012, 9:59pm

Sporting 'imports' wane but mainland influence still strong

Fears Hong Kong would be overrun with former mainland athletes have proved unfounded, apart from table tennis.

Following the retirement of badminton players such as women's stars Wang Chen and Zhou Mi, there have been fewer and fewer former mainlanders representing Hong Kong at the highest level, the phenomenon informally referred to as 'imports'.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's Olympic athletes tog up in British brand uniforms once again

British luxury menswear brand Kent & Curwen, which dressed Hong Kong's athletes for the Beijing Olympics, is once again the official uniform sponsor of the Hong Kong, China Olympic Delegation to this year's Olympic Games in London.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Shuttler comes from behind to claim Hong Kong's second gold

Hong Kong won their second gold medal at the National Inter-City Games through badminton yesterday as Ng Ka-long was crowned men's singles champion. The 17-year-old beat Guo Kai of Hangzhou 13-21, 21-10, 21-16. Ng said he wanted to achieve the same degree of success as Olympic and world champion Lin Dan and Chen Jin.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Veteran Wong delighted as he finally wins track medal

A relieved Wong Kam-po won his first and probably last Asian Games points-race medal yesterday, when he finished second in the 120-lap, 30-kilometre race at Guangzhou Velodrome.

Despite collecting a total of 60 points - 40 lap points and 20 sprint points - the 37-year-old veteran had to settle for a silver behind the 70 points of Uzbekistan's Vladmiri Tuychiev.

18 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Ping pong champions excel

Hong Kong's junior table tennis squad won three silver and two bronze medals at the 2009 ITTF Junior Circuit - Hong Kong Junior Open, which ended last Sunday at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai.

The first Hong Kong Junior Open attracted young table tennis players from all over the world, but as usual China was the powerhouse.

12 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Hong Kong stars honoured

Hong Kong's top athletes past and present were honoured at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Sports Press Association at the Foreign Correspondent's Club yesterday. Former Olympic champion Lee Lai-shan and badminton star Wang Chen were among athletes named from a group of 20 best Hong Kong athletes of the last 20 years.

30 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

'We can snatch multiple medals'

HK expected to produce the goods in table tennis, badminton and windsurfing

Hong Kong will send a Beijing Games squad only slightly larger than the one for Athens 2004, but Olympic committee secretary-general Pang Chung says they have realistic medal ambitions in at least three sports.

23 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Confidence high on HK pair's participation in Beijing

Two of Hong Kong's top women players should still be admitted to the Olympics on a special dispensation, despite being excluded by the world governing body last week, Hong Kong officials said.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Alvin Sallay

From September 1, any mainland table tennis player who is 21 or over, will not be able to switch allegiance and play for their adopted countries at top tournaments like the world championships and World Cup events.

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Hong Kong to stage track event to aid Wong's Beijing push

Hong Kong will stage a special track race before the end of next month to boost Wong Kam-po's chances of making the Beijing Olympic Games.

Having won an Olympic berth in the individual road race, Wong (pictured) is trying to qualify for the points race on the track.

18 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Russia win a boost for Hong Kong pair

Hong Kong's Li Ching and Ko Lai-chak gained some much-needed momentum towards qualifying for the Olympic Games after they won the doubles event at the Russian Open in St Petersburg. The top-seeded duo clinched the gold medal at the expense of second-seeded mainland pair Chen Qi and Qiu Yike. The Hong Kong duo held their nerve to win 11-6, 11-8, 10-12, 8-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-5.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

HK squad privileged to test mainland waters

Being close to China has its advantages, especially for Hong Kong's elite rowing community who yesterday began a series of exclusive trials at the Shanghai Water Sports Centre - the venue for next April's Asian zone qualifiers for the 2008 Olympics.

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Wong says no to Olympic road race

Asian Games individual road-race champion Wong Kam-po said he would try to help his Hong Kong teammates qualify in the event for the 2008 Olympics, but would not himself take part in the race in Beijing.

Instead, Wong said his main focus would be qualifying for the track points race, in which he has represented the SAR at the last two Olympic Games.

31 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

ACROSS THE BOARD

A local girl takes on the Olympic badminton champion from China and beats her in pitched battle - in your dreams! But Sha Tin teenager Yip Pui-yin lived the moment when she defeated world number one Zhang Ning at the Asian Games in Doha.

31 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

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