Sport in Hong Kong

Hong Kong triathlon squad newly motivated

Neil Harvey (sitting) and Patrick Kelly. Photo: Richard Castka/Sportpix International

Point-scoring issues that have dogged the Hong Kong triathlon squad in its bid to retain its elite-sport status at the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) seem set to become a thing of the past.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 4:55am

Team Lamma show paddle power

Team Lamma show paddle power

Stemming from ancient Chinese fishing traditions, dragon boating has evolved into a fiercely contested international water sport. Every year thousands compete in international competitions, while hundreds of thousands participate in the sport worldwide. And yet, despite the sport's global reach, Hong Kong remains firmly at its core.

26 May 2013 - 5:54am

HKTA's bid to regain elite status smashed

Kelvin Lam Siu-fai. Photo: Edward Wong

An attempt by the Hong Kong Tennis Association to win back the sport's elite status at the Sports Institute and regain millions of dollars in support has been blocked by University Sports Federation of Hong Kong (FISU), who have refused to send a full-strength squad of four players for the 27th Summer Universiade in Russia in July.

6 May 2013 - 3:52am 2 comments

Half-time in Hong Kong soccer's revival

Hong Kong coach Kim Pan-gon. Photo: XInhua

The halfway stage has been reached in the government-funded Project Phoenix. The three-year term of the programme to boost local soccer started in November 2011 and is slowly starting to show results.

5 May 2013 - 4:03am

Tennis association members decry allotment of Wimbledon tickets

Tennis association members decry allotment of Wimbledon tickets

A war of words has erupted between Tennis Association members and officials after a lottery system meant to allocate tickets for the Wimbledon Championships in London was not used to distribute tickets this year.

28 Apr 2013 - 7:25am

A gift that can keep on giving

Rowan Varty is chosen to represent the Barbarians against the British and Irish Lions.

It has been a momentous week for rugby in Hong Kong, especially the abbreviated version of the game. Rowan Varty might have brought distinction on himself and the local game by being chosen to represent the Barbarians against the British and Irish Lions, but the more significant achievement was the decision by the Sports Commission to open the door for sevens at the Hong Kong Sports Institute.

28 Apr 2013 - 6:29am

Training dream finally comes true for Chris So with Jockey Club licence

Chris So Wai-yin achieved his goal of becoming one of the few licensed horse trainers in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong

Chris So Wai-yin knows what it is like to suffer for his sport. As a young rider, the man who will take up a position as a fully-fledged Jockey Club trainer in July, started his career two decades ago braving the freezing Canadian winter.

26 Apr 2013 - 3:37am

Shen Jinkang tells Olympic bronze medallist Sarah Lee to improve

Shen Jinkang wins the coach of the year award. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Winner of the Coach of the Year Award, Shen Jinkang, has challenged his charge Sarah Lee Wai-sze to make the necessary improvements if the cyclist wants to stay competitive at the world's highest level.

22 Apr 2013 - 3:38am

Chan's 31 years of dedicated service

Outgoing head coach Chan Yiu-hoi has worked with Hong Kong's swimming squad for the past 31 years. Photo: David Wong

Chan Yiu-hoi could write a book about commitment. It's a word he has used often during his 31 years as a swimming coach at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, the last 18 as head coach.

14 Apr 2013 - 4:44am

New athletics coach has broad expertise

Kwan Kee, chairman of the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association. Photo: Jonathan Wong

When Anthony Giorgi, the newly appointed head athletics coach at the Sports Institute, first coached a Hong Kong athlete 10 years ago, it was Tam Chi-kin, a breaststroker in swimming.

9 Apr 2013 - 5:14am

Hong Kong 'not a viable venue'

Bob Arum drums up publicity for Zou Shiming's fight.

Bob Arum has counted out Hong Kong as a big-fight venue because Macau pulls in more money from gaming.

7 Apr 2013 - 4:18am

Marathon offers a challenge to develop community spirit

This year's Hong Kong Marathon attracted 72,000 participants. Photo: David Wong

In 1997, the first Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon had 1,000 runners on a route to Shenzhen to mark the handover. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength. This year's, in February, attracted 72,000 participants, with over 14,000 doing the full marathon.

5 Apr 2013 - 3:02am

How Hong Kong can emulate Britain's success

British middle-distance runner Mo Farah was one of the stars of the London Olympics, where he won two gold medals. Photo: AP

We asked Sebastian Coe what advice he could give smaller Olympic competitors such as Hong Kong to emulate some of Britain's Games success. Here's his masterplan:

31 Mar 2013 - 4:56am

Rugby tackles social issues at Chinese school

Trevor Gregory, Chairman of Hong kong Rugby Football Union. Photo: Edward Wong

Dr Yeung Wing-hon, principal of Confucius Hall Secondary School in Causeway Bay, called it an honour to work with the Rugby Football Union, which introduced the inaugural School of Rugby programme.

25 Mar 2013 - 5:30am

Union chief hails sevens teams for spreading gospel

Dozens of children watch the show as Australian sevens players Shannon Walker performs some drills at the Australian International School yesterday. Photo: SCMP

Gregory yesterday praised all 28 teams competing in the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens for taking the time to get involved with the local community. The HKRFU estimates that nearly 10,000 children would come in contact with the world's leading players before the event kicks off on Friday, and stressed this interaction was a key part of the success of the Hong Kong Sevens.

20 Mar 2013 - 4:41am