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Tickets to see China's Olympic heroes in HK to go on sale

Tickets to see some of the Chinese athletes who scored gold in the Olympics perform in Hong Kong will go on sale tomorrow.

Tuesday, 14 August, 2012, 4:15am

Kitchee to get youth training centre

Kitchee's long-term vision of developing quality footballers took a giant step forward yesterday with the establishment of Hong Kong's first training facility dedicated mainly to youth.

Located in Shek Mun in Sha Tin district, the venue is expected to be completed in 18 months following a donation of HK$44 million from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Cathay faces logistical problem

The article by Reinhard Renneberg ('Biofuels an idea that can really fly for airlines', January 22) makes interesting reading.

He makes the proposal that algae should be used to produce biofuel oils.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

HKFA stunned by red devils' US$3m demand

Hong Kong soccer chiefs have baulked at a hefty asking price of US$3 million for Manchester United to play in the city during a pre-season Asian tour next year.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

With 24-hour TV, betting on local games 'possible'

Hong Kong's first 24-hour soccer channel could create momentum for betting on local matches, Hong Kong Football Association vice-chairman Steven Lo Kit-sing said yesterday.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

New stadium an 'investment in entertainment'

Building more top-class facilities will not bring growth in sports like soccer as long as there is no clear distinction in usage between recreation and sport, a former government town planner says.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Asian Games bid will provide boost for commitment to sport

I agree with Alan Lo's comment that we should build more indoor games halls, soccer pitches and other courts throughout the city's 18 districts ('Build more neighbourhood venues and scrap Games bid', December 14). I do not, however, believe that we should therefore abandon our bid for the 2023 Asian Games.

18 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Build more neighbourhood venues and scrap Games bid

I am opposed to Hong Kong bidding to host the 2023 Asian Games, even after the government agreed to reduce costs.

The Games will still prove expensive and there is always the chance of overruning the budget.

The reasons given for the bid, to raise Hong Kong's profile and develop a strong sporting culture in the community, is weak.

14 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Fans thrilled at chance to rub shoulders with heroes

The fans love it. Those who have bought their tickets already, and even those who haven't - but now promise to - are excited at the prospect of meeting their heroes during the Bledisloe Cup Fan Day on October 24.

'This is a wonderful idea,' Paul Spain said. 'Alexandra, my seven-year-old daughter, is already excited at the idea of meeting the Wallaby players.'

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Union ousts Knight after less than a year in job

The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) sacked executive director Robert Knight yesterday, but stressed his dismissal was not connected to poor ticket sales for next month's Bledisloe Cup.

One view is that Knight may have rubbed the government up the wrong way over hiring charges for Hong Kong Stadium.

25 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Department has helped bring major rugby events to HK

I would like to clarify a number of points in response to the article ('Punitive tax stifling development', May 20).

The current standard charge for hiring the Hong Kong Stadium is HK$150,000 per day or 20 per cent of the gate receipts, whichever is the higher.

26 May 2010 - 12:00am

They all came out to play

Hong Kong Stadium was yesterday once again the stage for people young and old, of all types and persuasions, to let their hair down - and even watch a bit of rugby

27 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Kai Tak key to World Cup hopes

A new 50,000-seater stadium at Kai Tak would seal the deal for Hong Kong to host a pool of the 2019 World Cup, according to top official Trevor Gregory.

30 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Kuwait break hearts of Hong Kong supporters

South China may have lost the match last night - and the chance to reach the final of the Asian Football Confederation Cup - but Hong Kong soccer ended the night as the winner.

22 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Caroliners to spend big in quest for success

Champions South China are banking on international success to offset their massive budget for the new season.

7 Jul 2009 - 12:00am