On the Athlete's Wall inside the Olympic Park there is brown stone structure engraved with a famous line from the poem Ulysses by British poet Alfred Lord Tennyson.Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:54pm
Hong Kong's Yip Pui-yin was eliminated in the US$500,000 Super Series finals after losing to Wang Shixian of China in straight sets in the women's singles semi-final in Taipei yesterday. The world number 10 found it too difficult against up-and-coming Wang, losing 21-15, 21-14. Wang will now meet Bae Youn-joo of South Korea in today's final.9 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
Top seed Tine Rasmussen of Denmark was sent packing from the Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open yesterday by South Korean Hwang Hye-youn.28 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
A new generation of Chinese stars mounted the winners' podium yesterday when two youngsters won the singles titles at the US$250,000 Aviva-Cofco China Masters.13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
Denmark hope their strength in doubles can inspire the whole team when they bid to knock China off their Thomas Cup throne at the world's premier team event in Japan next month.
The Chinese earned four titles at the China Masters Championships yesterday while Denmark were the only other country to break into the gold medals, by winning the men's doubles.13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
Denmark's Peter Gade will need to break through a 'great wall' of Chinese players if he wants to win the men's title at the China Masters Championships, which get underway today.8 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
'I told them to keep the shuttle in the back of the court'17 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
Hong Kong star Agus Hariyanto survived four match points as he ousted world number one Xia Xuanza and became the first SAR player ever to reach the last eight of the All England Championships men's singles. The joint ninth seed came back from the brink in Birmingham, winning the 66-minute thriller 5-7, 2-7, 7-2, 8-6, 8-7 after staring defeat in the face in the fourth game.9 Mar 2002 - 12:00am
Hong Kong's astounding run at the World Championships came to a halt yesterday when rising star Agus Hariyanto was sent packing by second-seeded Dane Peter Gade, losing 15-4, 15-8 in the men's singles quarter-finals at the San Pablo sports stadium.9 Jun 2001 - 12:00am
PETER Gade Christensen bowed out of the men's singles at the Hong Ta Hong Kong Badminton Open as his failure to win back-to-back titles continued to haunt him at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai.
The 21-year-old world number one's luck was not about to change as he made a string of uncharacteristic errors to hand China's Chen Gang a 15-10, 15-9 semi-final victory.29 Nov 1998 - 12:00am
HONG Kong number three Liu Kwok-wa brought the house down at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium when he beat reigning world badminton champion Peter Rasmussen of Denmark giving the SAR a brief moment of glory in preliminary round action of the Thomas Cup.17 May 1998 - 12:00am
Hong Kong's top badminton player Tam Kai-chuen began setting goals when he was a 10-year-old with no conception of becoming a professional.
Mainland-born Tam has been a pro for four years and during this time has seen his men's singles world ranking rise spectacularly from 500 to 21.10 Nov 1997 - 12:00am
Asia's dominance of the Hong Kong Open men's singles competition will come under threat from a powerful Danish squad next week.
Denmark's contingent for the US$170,000 Millennium Hong Kong Open at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium comes complete with two major title-holders for the attempt to break Asia's stranglehold on the men's singles crown.25 Oct 1997 - 12:00am