Sport in Canada

Canada won't take Hong Kong lightly at Sevens, says coach

Geraint John. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Canada will not take Hong Kong and their "40,000 supporters" lightly, said head coach Geraint John, who added the hosts of this week's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens were unlucky not to be part of the IRB World Series this season.

Monday, 18 March, 2013, 3:12am

Blackhawks are simply amazing

Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after winning an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Photo: AP

The hulking behemoths in the NFL can only play one game a week because the intensity and ferocity of their physical collisions dictates they need sufficient rest to recoup. But heavily padded and protected as they may be, none of their bone-jarring impacts occur when they are moving at about 60 kilometres per hour, the average speed of a hockey player in full stride.

3 Mar 2013 - 4:00am

HK fencers beat China to win two gold medals

Hong Kong's mighty women's wheelchair fencing team won two more top medals on another golden day of hard-fought duels against China's fast-rising opponents.

17 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Canada's poor showing at games a colossal failure

As a Canadian law student spending a semester on exchange in Hong Kong, I must say it was both a pleasure and a surprise to read an article (Pub owners feel the heat as Maple Leaf die-hards mope', February 26, 2006) about the Canadian men's hockey team, who I have followed closely despite being a world away from the action.

5 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Leagues apart

Local baseball has hit trouble. The 23-year-old South Korean professional league used to be very popular, and successful. But that was before players - and fans - began defecting to overseas leagues, among them the US Major Leagues. Now, to make matters worse, more than 50 players have been detained and questioned this month for allegedly dodging military service.

17 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Hockey team ready to add lustre to China's medal haul

China's female hockey team can add to the nation's impressive Olympic medal haul with victory against Germany in the semi-finals today.

24 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Johnson muscles in with a few caustic salvos, Maradona-style

When two of the most controversial sportsmen of the past two decades teamed up, you half expected there to be fallout of nuclear proportions.

The once pumped-up but now deservedly deflated Ben Johnson is acting as personal trainer to star-gone-to-seed Maradona, a coupling made in some designer drug altered heaven.

14 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

'Track' stars steal limelight

Formula 1 driver Jacques Villeneuve and sprinter Donovan Bailey stole the headlines in Canadian sport this past year while the struggling Canadian Football League (CFL) has survived to play another season.

1 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

He may be the fastest human, but he can't outrun the press

Fame does not quite have the acceleration to overtake Michael Johnson but it came close enough to trip him up in Rio de Janeiro last week.

12 May 1997 - 12:00am

New chief for US board

GARMEN Perez, the Port of Long Beach's second woman Harbour Commissioner, has been elected president of the United States' Board of Harbour Commissioners.

She takes the reins from Alex Bellehumeur, who remains on the port's governing body.

15 Jul 1994 - 12:00am