Oscar Pistorius 'strongly' denies girlfriend's murder

South African 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius breaks down during his court appearance in Pretoria. Photo: Reuters

South African ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius disputes a murder charge laid against him on Friday “in the strongest possible terms,” his agent said in a statement.

Saturday, 16 February, 2013, 1:52am

Track star Oscar Pistorius charged with murdering girlfriend

Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius heads to the holding cells at the Boschkop police station, east of Pretoria, South Africa. Photo: AP

South African “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, was charged with shooting dead his girlfriend at his home in Pretoria.

15 Feb 2013 - 5:44pm

People with disabilities deserve to enjoy life, too

More support should be given to the disabled community. Photo: David Wong

This year's Paralympics in London captivated the world's attention with the strength of the spirit demonstrated by people with disabilities. We were all moved by the determination and perseverance of the athletes to overcome amazing odds.

3 Dec 2012 - 2:34am

Letters to the Editor, September 16, 2012

Dog Adoption Day proved a big hit. Photo: Edward Wong

Population made this city what it is today

I would question Graham Williamson's simplistic opinion about the development of this city ("It is a fact that Great Britain built HK", September 9).

16 Sep 2012 - 3:43am 2 comments

Talking points

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

William and Catherine head to Asia

11 Sep 2012 - 2:37am

A good week for ...

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

The US first lady electrified the Democratic National Convention as her husband, Barack Obama, was formally nominated to run for re-election. To cheers from the delegates in Charlotte, North Carolina, Obama said her husband understood that "success isn't about how much money you make. It's about the difference you make in people's lives."


9 Sep 2012 - 12:36am

Sport Digest

Errani at the US Open. Photo: AP

Emotional farewell for Paralympics, Olympics

9 Sep 2012 - 3:32am

Yu nabs Hong Kong's second gold

Yu Chui-yee celebrates another fencing gold. Photo: AP

Hong Kong's Yu Chui-yee collected her sixth Paralympic gold medal with an emphatic win over mainlander Wu Baili in the women's individual foil (category A) final in London.

6 Sep 2012 - 1:58am

Storey claims her eighth gold but China in control in medals table

Britain's Sarah Storey with her cycling gold medal. Photo: EPA

China ended the first day of the London Paralympics on top of the medal table but it was British cyclist Sarah Storey who stole the show by storming to her eighth Paralympic gold.

Storey took the women's C5 individual 3km pursuit after a lightning-quick qualifying time that would have won her a non-disabled title.

1 Sep 2012 - 3:43am

Mentally impaired teen aims for pool glory

Swimmer Kelvin Tang

For one of Hong Kong's youngest Paralympians, swimmer Kelvin Tang Wai-lok, success came quickly when the 15-year-old emerged as a serious contender to compete in the London games a year ago.

Tang, who has a mild mental impairment, will be among 28 athletes competing in seven sports at the London Paralympic Games, which begin on Wednesday and run until September 9.

26 Aug 2012 - 4:59am

Cartoonist Zunzi pays homage to HK's Paralympians

Wong Kei-kwan drew portraits of each of HK's 28 Paralympic athletes. Photo: Dickson Lee

Cartoonist "Zunzi" Wong Kei-kwan gave his lampooned political heavyweights a rest to pen portraits as a parting gift for the 28 Hong Kong athletes heading for the Paralympics in London.

29 Aug 2012 - 7:41pm

Guangzhou Asian Games were HK$3.7b over budget, say auditors

Auditors have exposed a multibillion-yuan blowout in the operating budget for Guangzhou's Asian Games last year, as well as hundreds of other problems with organising the event - from venue tenders to construction failures.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

New ruling opens way for HK to win more medals

Nearly 10 years after members of the Spanish basketball team were uncovered as frauds, intellectually disabled (ID) athletes were re-admitted into future Paralympic Games after a landmark decision by officials in Kuala Lumpur last week.

29 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Paralympics can also liberate our attitudes to the disabled

It is too early to say what the lasting effects will be for China from the superb arrangements made for the Olympics and Paralympics. Certainly, all later Games will be judged by the tremendously high standards set for this summer's competitions.

But what will the legacy be for Hong Kong of hosting the equestrian Paralympics?

26 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Scant coverage of Paralympics reflects badly on Hong Kong

The lack of public attention and enthusiasm for the 2008 Paralympic Games speaks volumes for Hong Kong's attitude towards the disabled.

Following the closing of the Olympic Games in Beijing, the Paralympics was no longer the talk of the town, promotional activities dwindled and more importantly media coverage plunged.

17 Sep 2008 - 12:00am