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  • Sep 18, 2014
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Hong Kong sporting events

TVB Pearl blinks and misses climax to Rugby Sevens

In front of a raucous, capacity crowd in the cup final Fiji came from a 19-0 deficit against Wales at half-time to level the match at 19-19. With all left to play for and minutes left to go - local broadcasters cut to the news.


Monday, 25 March, 2013, 8:58am 17 comments

'Super Bowl of Rugby' suffering in a stone-age stadium

Hong Kong Stadium simply does not have the capability to properly host a top-rate act. The sound system and jumbotron screen capabilities are an antiquated albatross of a joke.

25 Mar 2013 - 9:02am 2 comments

Benson lifts Mount Butler Race trophy despite finishing second

This anomaly occurred because Chan Ka-ho, who crossed the finish line in 57 minutes and 11 seconds for the 15-kilometre event, had entered the team competition and, as a result, was not eligible for the overall first prize.

25 Mar 2013 - 4:32am

Public to get 'even fewer' Rugby Sevens seats next year

In a move sure to generate a furious reaction from local rugby fans, Hong Kong Sevens organisers have said it is "inevitable" that even fewer tickets will go on sale to the public next year.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am 4 comments

Fun, fun, fun for everyone

The sun was shining like it was a Californian summer's day, and although the stadium is a long way from the beach, 40,000 fans rode the wave of the smooth harmonies and almost achingly beautiful lyrics of the Beach Boys.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am

New corporate boxes spark fears of crush at Hong Kong Stadium

The sprawling block of corporate suites was erected this year above the North Stand, which has only three narrow ground-floor entrances. The extension encroaches into the public thoroughfare just a few metres from the stadium's main entrance.

24 Mar 2013 - 6:41am

Rugby matches compete with fans' antics

Scottish football manager Gordon Strachan was once asked by a reporter what areas his team could improve on. Strachan pointed to the pitch and replied: "Mainly that big green area out there …"

24 Mar 2013 - 6:41am

A little objectivity never hurt anyone

At this stage of the game and after all these years, everybody knows how great this event is. But I guess it never hurts to accentuate the positive, so how about a big hug for our Sevens. There are so many wonderful things about this event I really don't know where to start.

24 Mar 2013 - 8:47am

HKRFU ballot fails to stop touts getting Sevens tickets

The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union made 4,000 tickets available for sale via a public ballot this year. The union believed this method was the fairest way to distribute the tickets. Applicants had to verify their local residency with Hong Kong ID card details and postal address for registered mail or courier services.

22 Mar 2013 - 5:13am

High fives all round at beach festival

Hongkongers reclaimed Repulse Bay from the usual onslaught of tourists as thousands descended on the popular beach for the third edition of the Hong Kong Beach 5s event.

18 Mar 2013 - 3:12am