One unlucky sport set to be axed from Olympics

Sports thought to be most at risk for removal from 2020 Olympics are badminton, taekwondo and modern pentathlon. Photo: Felix Wong

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee is set to vote to have a sport removed from the 2020 Summer Games.

Tuesday, 12 February, 2013, 5:45am

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

athlete of the week

Name Raymund Wei School La Salle College Grade Form Six Sport Karatedo (kumite) and basketball

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Karate team warms up for world event

The final day of the 2011 Hong Kong Karatedo Youth Games took place at Kowloon Park Sports Centre on Sunday. The top junior karate athletes competed for titles for their clubs, but some members of the Hong Kong team had another mission.

15 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

athlete of the week

Name Samantha Lau In-kwan School St Paul's Convent School (Secondary Section) Grade Form Three Sport Karatedo (kata)

Achievements Samantha, 15, is a rising star of the Hong Kong junior karatedo team. She won the gold medal in the girls' senior kata (age 14-15) at the Hong Kong Karatedo Youth Games last year. Kata is a formalised sequence of moves.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

unsung heroes

Name Sunny Lau Chi-hang School Ho Yu College and Primary School Grade Form Six Sport Karatedo (kumite)

Achievements Sunny, 18, is a member of the Hong Kong youth karatedo team.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Youngsters are top of the chops

In a city that claims Bruce Lee as its own, it is little wonder that martial arts are tremendously popular among children. Apart from wishing to emulate this local hero or other famous stars, such as Jackie Chan and Jet Li, children can enjoy many other benefits.

11 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

From Karate Kid to games guru

When the karate competition of the games takes place at the IPM Multisport Pavilion, Manuel Silverio will feel particularly proud. Karate was Silverio's sport in his youth, and he represented Macau in three world championships organised by the World Karate Federation: in Tokyo (1977), Madrid (1980) and Taipei (1982).

29 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

The Event

The Event

Asian Karatedo Invitation Tournament

Karatedo teams (above) from Taipei, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore compete. Today, 10am-7pm, Kowloon Park Sports Centre, 22 Austin Rd, TST, free. Inquiries: hkkf@hkolympic.org

14 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Variety show makes a splash at anniversary

A series of events were held to mark HKCWC Fung Yiu King Memorial Secondary School's 10th anniversary.

I was very happy because I could take part in many of the events. The one I enjoyed most was the variety show.

9 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

The gloves are off

New York Fitness

Power Boxing (cardio-based, traditional boxing techniques)

Round One Boxing (circuit training, bag work)

Tae Kwon Do (martial art-based)

Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Central (tel: 2543 2280). From $200 a session, no membership required.

California Fitness Centers

20 Jun 2001 - 12:00am


Where: Fightin' Fit Health Studio, 2/F, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley Street, Central (tel: 2526-6648. Email: shinbudo@pacific.net.hk).

14 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Learn all about martial arts on-line

Kung fu legend Bruce Lee is the icon of martial arts. He believed that martial arts were about timing, discipline and patience.

There are many Web sites which explore the philosophy behind martial arts.

26 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Medical advance

The cheer round the public gallery in the Legislative Council this week when the Medical Registration (Transitional Provisions) Bill was passed came from people directly affected by the decision. But it is a move all Hong Kong can applaud.

19 Apr 1997 - 12:00am


A TUEN MUN karate instructor was arrested on Friday for raping a 14-year-old student. According to a report in Apple Daily, Mr Chan, 42, promised to show her the secret way to becoming a karate master. On October 24, he took her back to his flat and began to massage her while removing her clothes.

5 Nov 1995 - 12:00am