Polo team's chilly conquest puts Hong Kong on top of the world

Guillermo Terrera stretches for the ball on the way to Hong Kong beating Argentina in the Snow Polo World Cup. Photo: Xinhua

The most unlikely success came earlier this month when a team from the city beat Argentina to retain their Snow Polo World Cup crown at the Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club.

Sunday, 17 February, 2013, 5:23am

A league of his own

Water polo enthusiast Gary Fung Kong-ching didn't let a little problem like a lack of teammates at Hoi Ping Chamber of Commerce Secondary School stop him from taking part in the annual schools competition.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Breathing new life into an age-old game

The Hong Kong polo scene has been largely dormant for the past three decades, but that is about to change. So says the non-profit Hong Kong Polo Development and Promotion Federation (HKPDPF) that was set up in November to promote it as a spectator and competitive lifestyle sport.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Students learn to saddle up for sport of kings

At the end of last month, two lucky readers, Dora Cheung Yan-tung and Andy Chu Keng-hong, were whisked away to the Tianjin Metropolitan Polo Club for a four-day taster of its Junior Equestrian and Polo Programme. They were winners of a summer competition run jointly by the club and Young Post.

12 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The King of Games

'Let other people play at other things. The King of Games is still the Game of Kings,' reads a stone tablet next to an ancient polo field in Asia.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Try the 'Sport of Kings'

'The King of Games - Let other people play at other things. The King of Games is still the Game of Kings,' reads a stone tablet at a polo field in Asia.

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Dennis Goodboy

You can learn life's lessons in very strange places. You can learn patience when dealing with your brothers and sisters, or time management when you try to fit all your studying into one week. Sport teaches all sorts of life lessons: friendship, teamwork, humility, and perseverance, to name but a few.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Dennis Goodboy

Like the duke and duchess, Will and Kate, I, too, have been watching polo.

Polo is an ancient sport of Asia. It has been played for centuries by kings and emperors - and not much has changed. It was an amazing experience to rub shoulders with the rich and famous at the Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club recently.

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Swinging away

Young Post headed up to Tianjin last weekend to catch up with some top young polo players, watch a match and even try their hand at the sport. During the six-day trip, editor Susan Ramsay, reporter Kevin Kung and cadet Heyna Wong all experienced their first-ever attempt at polo at the Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Field of dreams

When Pan Sutong hit on the idea of founding a polo club to appeal to China's nouveau riche, the Hong Kong-based tycoon decided to think big. Very big, in fact. The Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club, which stands in the northern port city of Tianjin, features stables with around 50 imported polo ponies which cost US$50,000 each.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

An ancient game of kings and khans

The name polo is said to derive from the Tibetan word pulu, which means ball. The game is believed to date back to the 5th century BC, when it was used as a means of training elite royal troops in the kingdom of Persia.

It was the British who gave it proper rules and regulations.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Sporting chance

Fancy a game of polo? The new, high-end Camino Real Polo & Country Club development, just launched in Argentina, is being positioned as a world-class polo venue.

The developer has consulted top polo associations and famous polo players to design a facility which fully meets their sporting and leisure requirements.

11 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

The goods

Self serve

25 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Getting into shape for the Asian Games

The 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games is months away, but the Hong Kong water polo team has started their preparations early.

The team, made up of mostly secondary and university students, are training six days a week to get into shape for the showpiece event.

9 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Class struggle looms in rich man's game

285 days to go

The fledgling Sunny Time Polo Club on the outskirts of Beijing may barely be known to the outside world, but the club's owner - a Beijing property developer called Xia Yang - is a man of bold ambitions.

28 Oct 2007 - 12:00am