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Olympic Sports

Hong Kong Open to be inspected by IOC

Nicol David

Nicol David has played her heart out on court - and even danced in the streets - to get squash into the Olympics.

Tuesday, 27 November, 2012, 1:54am

ICC chief eyes Olympics to spread game globally

Alan Isaac, the world's leading cricket official, said the game's inclusion at the Olympics would boost the development of the sport in China but said no decision had yet been made by the International Cricket Council on whether to push for the inclusion of Twenty20 as a medal sport at the 2024 Summer Games.

28 Oct 2012 - 1:55am

Bolt's 10 seconds of work equals hours of fun stories

Guess what the great man did after reminding the world that he was still the fastest man on the planet? He went and partied until well past three in the morning with three Swedish female handball players. Wow, you might ask, with the 200 metres coming up? Either it is a show of supreme confidence or Usain Bolt is just human, like you and me ... well not exactly, but you get the drift.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

Liu had been nursing ankle before big race

Superstar hurdler Liu Xiang had been suffering pain from an ankle injury in the build-up to the London Olympics, it was revealed after China's biggest athletic hope crashed out of the men's 110 metres hurdles for the second consecutive Games.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:10pm

Fans share Liu's pain, while some express anger

Chinese fans were stunned by Liu Xiang's fall in his Olympics 110 metre hurdles heat yesterday, with some sympathetic, others disappointed, still others angry and some suspicious about the circumstances of his failure.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:08pm

Pedal power

Bike by Missoni (missoni.com)

Helmet (HK$2,300) by Paul Smith for GIRO

Bike helmet by Gucci (gucci.com)

Long gloves by Assos (assos.com)

RBS Hoolie cycling gloves by Polaris (polarisbikewear.com)

S5 VWD by Cervelo (cervelo.com)

Bad Boy 1 (HK$12,500) by Cannondale

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Unsung mechanics toil to keep riders in top gear

It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. Perry Moerman has been at it for 20 years on the professional cycling tour, serving star riders past and present such as Erik Zabel and Mark Cavendish.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Saddle tales: appearances can be deceiving

As a true city boy who grew up in New York City and Hong Kong, horses are foreign animals to me. I'm more used to animals such as pigeons, rats and cockroaches, and more comfortable riding on a metal snake (otherwise known as the subway) than a horse. So when I was shown a dressage competition on YouTube, my first question was how that was possibly a sport; and an Olympics sport at that.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

With the wind in your hair, starboard ho!

The sky was clear blue and the sun was bright on the morning I set out on my maiden voyage from Middle Island. My instructor was Chan Yu-ting, centre sailing instructor with the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC).

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

At home in the ring

Rex Tso Sing-yu may not look like the image of a muscle-bound boxer, but he's certainly one great fighter. The 24-year-old launched his professional career last September and has since won all seven of his professional bouts. Last month, he captured his first professional title.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

athlete of the week

Name Kenji Fan Man-chung School The Community College at Lingnan University Sport Cycling

Achievements

Kenji, 20, is a member of the South China Athletic Association's (SCAA) cycling team. Last year, he was the Elite B category champion of the Hong Kong Road Cycling Race (series 5).

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

It's time to jump for joy

Trampolining has been a popular activity for generations of children, as recreation or competitive sport.

'There aren't too many children in the world that don't like trampolining, as it appeals to their sense of freedom and fun,' says Karen Smith, head of sport at ESF Educational Services.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Ready to do all it takes to succeed

Relocating abroad has not affected local gymnast Sampson Poon Chun-kit in his enthusiasm to represent Hong Kong on the global stage. The 18-year-old aspiring sports star is prepared to do all it takes to win fame and glory for himself and his hometown one day.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

26 boats to celebrate 50th year of China Sea Race

The spirit of yachting is alive and kicking in the city with 26 boats set to take the rum line from Hong Kong to Subic Bay in the Philippines tomorrow to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rolex China Sea Race.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Precision is the name of Green's game on and off the field

Michael Green has always been precise. The former Germany hockey international was quick to link the ball to his forwards, while marshalling a defence considered one of the strongest in the world.

Precision is even more essential in his line of work: he is an orthopaedic surgeon.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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