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Steven Wong

Leung steps in to steady things in Hong Kong cycling

HKCA chairman Leung Hung-tak

For a sport that's enjoyed so much success in recent times, including Sarah Lee Wai-sze's Olympic bronze medal in London last year, news of in-fighting and turmoil within the Hong Kong Cycling Association may come as a surprise. But that is exactly what Leung Hung-tak, the association's new chairman, has inherited after being elected to the post last month.

Sunday, 3 February, 2013, 4:00am

Sports medicine expert says cyclist Wong excuse 'cannot be true'

Steven Wong

Wong, who won a BMX gold medal at the Asian Games in 2010 before switching to professional road racing with the Champion System team, tested positive last April for exogenous steroids (also known as anabolic steroids) and was subsequently banned by the International Cycling Union.

30 Jan 2013 - 3:44am

Left field: Wong makes us all look like dopes

Asian Games gold medallist Steven Wong. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong had its own "Lance Armstrong" case this past week when it emerged that Asian Games gold medallist Steven Wong had tested positive for drugs and had been banned for two years by the international governing body of cycling.

27 Jan 2013 - 4:44am

'Careless action' that may have cost cyclist Steven Wong everything

Steven Wong

Steven Wong defended himself over his failed dope test yesterday, insisting that he has always been a clean rider and that one moment of carelessness caused the failed test which has earned him a two-year ban.

23 Jan 2013 - 4:39am

Wong won't lose Games gold after failing doping test as a professional

Steven Wong

Hong Kong cyclist Steven Wong will not be stripped of his Asian Games gold medal and the HK$400,000 reward he received for it after it emerged yesterday that he failed a doping test last year.

22 Jan 2013 - 3:48am

Traders fail to meet buyout threshold

Not enough chicken stalls give up licences

The buyout plan for live-chicken retailers was on the verge of collapse last night after just over 72 per cent of the traders had surrendered their licences by the 8pm deadline - well short of the 85 per cent threshold set by the government.

25 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Chicken retailers make 11th-hour plea for buyout flexibility

Live chicken retailers made an 11th-hour call to the government yesterday for flexibility on the threshold for its buyout of the trade amid fears that the acceptance rate for the scheme could be as low as 75 per cent.

25 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Chicken traders fear U-turn on buy-back deal

Threat of reprisal if plan dropped

Chicken retailers at wet markets have threatened drastic action if the government scraps the buyout scheme for the live poultry trade simply because a minority refuse to give up their licences by today's deadline.

24 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Do or die for Wong in qualification quest

Wong Kam-po's quest for Olympic qualification reaches its moment of truth at the points race at the world championships in Manchester, England, today.

Currently ranked 13th in the world standings, the 35-year-old needs to collect significant points to boost his hopes as qualifiers come to an end.

28 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Wong gets gold in China juniors

Hong Kong's Steven Wong won a gold medal at the Chinese Intercity Games (for teenage athletes) in Luoyang, Henan. Wong, 19, easily passed through qualifying and in the final he took a 15-metre lead after the first turn. 'The turns are really open so [it] makes it hard to control your race,' said Wong (pictured), adding that the race itself wasn't difficult, but the course was bumpy.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

The BMX factor

There were eight boys, sun-kissed from the California summer, riding their bicycles down a dirt road. A moment earlier, a man in a yellow T-shirt, jeans and a cowboy hat, waved a red flag and out from behind a small hill came the boys, laughing as they flew into the air.

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Love warms up the darkest, coldest corner

Look out of the window: a dark and silent sky dotted with stars lies over a noisy and busy street. The area is bustling with life and because it's near a large shopping mall, there are lots of shoppers out and about. Most of them are smiling and talking about their purchases. This creates a happy atmosphere.

5 Aug 2006 - 12:00am