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Sports Development Board

Bill to end sports board approved

The Legislative Council yesterday passed a long-delayed bill to disband the Sports Development Board. It will be replaced by the Sports Commission, a move that will give the government more control over funding.

Thursday, 10 June, 2004, 12:00am

Bill to end sports board approved

The Legislative Council yesterday passed a long-delayed bill to disband the Sports Development Board. It will be replaced by the Sports Commission, a move that will give the government more control over funding.

10 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Job cuts feared in sports revamp

Legislators have raised concerns about possible job cuts, the future investment of resources and the re-deployment of experienced managers once the Sports Development Board is replaced by the Sports Commission next year.

15 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Board 'goes too far' as monitor of sports bodies

The Sports Development Board has gone too far in its monitoring and control of funding to sports bodies, according to a probe by the Ombudsman.

The watchdog also criticised the board for failing to maintain proper communications with sporting bodies.

14 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Asian Games medallists may see cash incentives slashed

Cash bonuses for Hong Kong medal winners at October's Asian Games may be slashed by half because the Sports Development Board has been unable to secure sponsors for the incentive scheme.

8 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Athletes' futures at stake as cash dries up

A shortfall of funds could see more than 100 athletes being left high-and-dry without precious grants this year. The Sports Development Board has warned the group of up-and-coming athletes they might not get much-needed money as the demand had outgrown the funds available by up to 50 per cent.

15 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

The ICAC allegations

COUNT 1: While a member of Legco, Cheng accepted $60,000 from PA Professional Consultants on April 27, 2000, to seek to influence the Chief Executive, his advisers and Home Affairs Bureau officers over the choice of members for the Sports Development Board.

1 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

'Pick legislators for sports board'

Legislators and newly elected district councillors should be appointed to the Sports Development Board, a legislator said yesterday.

Choy So-yuk, of the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance, said this was necessary because two seats on the board reserved for the Provisional Urban and Regional Councils would become vacant when the councils were scrapped on December 31.

7 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Work in the way of sporting life

More people are playing sport regularly but work is preventing many from working out, a survey has found.

Basketball was the most popular sport last year, jumping from third place in 1997, followed by swimming, the government poll showed.

Badminton - the most popular sport in 1997 - fell to third place.

30 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

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