Sports Institute

Snooker chiefs fear losing vital pot of money

Hong Kong snooker officials are appealing for fair treatment as they face the axe from the elite programme at the Sports Institute.

Thursday, 29 December, 2011, 12:00am

A real sporting culture remains an elusive ideal

With the Legislative Council putting an end to the controversial bid for the 2023 Asian Games hardly two months ago it was inevitable that Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah would make a show of continuing commitment to sports in Hong Kong in his budget last week.

27 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Wang's future 'known soon'

The future of top shuttler Wang Chen will be sorted out in the next two weeks as the veteran (pictured) approaches the end of her sporting career. Wang, who will turn 33 in June, had hinted she wanted to become a coach when her scholarship at the Sports Institute expires next month. 'It is too early to say anything at this stage,' said her coach Chan Chi-choi.

25 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Alvin Sallay

A bridge too far, two dirty drains and a futuristic building in Shanghai stood in the way of funding plans for the new Sports Institute (SI) being approved by our legislative councillors this week.

25 May 2008 - 12:00am

Funding for institute in Legco's hands

The redevelopment of the Sports Institute will be postponed if the administration fails to secure the necessary funding of HK$1.8 billion before the Legislative Council's summer recess in July.

There has been an increase of HK$400 million in construction fees on the initial proposal made in the 2006 Policy Address, but the government still wants the project to go ahead.

4 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Funding needs rethink, says top official

Hong Kong's top Olympic sports official says something has to change in the way funding is allocated to elite sports.

Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, president of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee, called for a review of the funding policy following the ejection of two sports - athletics and tennis - from the Sports Institute programme.

1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Nowhere to run

Freshly crowned as one of Hong Kong's sporting superstars, table tennis doubles champion Ko Lai-chak should be basking in the glory of hard-won victory. The Asian Games gold medallist last month returned triumphantly from the Doha competition where he had proved his mettle against the best the region had to offer.

5 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Athletes say farewell to the Sports Institute

1,600 people gather to take a last look before demolition work

About 1,600 athletes and members of the public bade farewell to the Sports Institute in Sha Tin yesterday - a day before the facilities are demolished to make way for the Olympic equestrian events in 2008.

1 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Sport stars decry institute changes

Medallists say Olympic plan has negative effect on athletes

Returning Asian Games gold medallists and elite athletes yesterday warned that revamping the Sports Institute to make way for 2008 Olympics Games equestrian events would inhibit Hong Kong competitors' progress and their ability to succeed overseas.

20 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

$1.5b facelift proposed for Sports Institute

The government is considering a $1.5 billion redevelopment of the Sports Institute to boost high-performance sports in Hong Kong.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am