Sports in Hong Kong

Snooker receives four more years of elite support

Snooker receives four more years of elite support

Snooker has been given the green light to remain an elite programme at the Sports Institute for the next four years, but its long-term future is still unclear.

Wednesday, 24 April, 2013, 4:18am

Action has already begun to curb sports facility booking touts

In response to the letter by Mr David Lai ("Why wait till 2014 to curb the touts?", September 26), I would like to explain more about the various measures we have already implemented to improve our booking and allocation systems of the sports facilities managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

7 Oct 2012 - 2:09am

HK should invest more in community recreations

The head of Hong Kong's lifeguard union has called on the government to introduce compulsory swimming instruction for schoolchildren, because lessons at government pools are oversubscribed and poor families are missing out on private tuition. Alex Kwok Siu-kit says government and community attitudes to sport and swimming in particular need to change.

7 Oct 2012 - 2:09am 1 comment

Three-way battle to control new Olympic sport

Moves by the Hong Kong Windsurfing Association to include the newly formed kiteboarding federation under its umbrella would have been "politically" damaging for the new Olympic discipline, says the world body.

23 Sep 2012 - 2:28am