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Summer Universiade

HKTA's bid to regain elite status smashed

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.

Monday, 6 May, 2013, 3:52am 2 comments

Shenzhen welcomes world with lockdown

The airport will close, roads are blocked, banks and public services have been suspended for four days, and helicopters can be seen hovering above 20,000 paramilitary police sent to every corner of Shenzhen.

Taking every precaution imaginable, Shenzhen will kick off the World University Games, also known as the Universiade, today.

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Shenzhen takes the gold medal for overspending

Shenzhen's swimming pools have been shut as the sweltering city prepares for the 2011 Summer Universiade in August.

Children aren't allowed to fly kites in parks because they're banned as part of the authorities' anti-terrorism efforts.

18 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Siege at hotel after triad boss dies in toilet

Triad gangsters waged a campaign of intimidation and extortion against the management of a top hotel in Shenzhen after a crime boss died of a heart attack in its lobby toilet.

Two people with personal knowledge of the events said the underworld chief was found in a coma at the Four Points by Sheraton Shenzhen hotel on May 26.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Scepticism in Shenzhen at hosting of student Games

Is Shenzhen ready to embrace the 2011 Universiade, also known as the world university games, next summer?

That's the question on the mind of many of the city's residents, and they haven't necessarily been assuaged by neighbouring Guangzhou's successful hosting of the Asian Games last month.

11 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Funds for sporting white elephants would be better spent on residents

Beijing had its Olympics and Shanghai will have its Expo, so from now on no mainland metropolis feels complete without an extravagant international assemblage.

5 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

SAR 'not yet ready to host mega sports events'

HONG KONG still has a long way to go before it can realistically contemplate hosting mega sports events such as the Universiade or Asian Games, according to a sports official.

1 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

City ready to greet visitors

If this is just the University Games - it's hard to imagine the scale of the Olympics - and what a nightmare it must be for the organisers.

21 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

University athletes set to soar

STUDENT athletes representing Hong Kong at this year's World University Games in Daegu, South Korea, are not only charged up and ready to compete, but also excited at the prospect of meeting counterparts from around the world.

The 83-strong delegation flies out this afternoon, anticipating two weeks of intense competition as well as fun.

19 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Man held over drugs

Police arrested a man, 25, and seized 1.08 kilograms of heroin worth $810,000 in Kwai Chung.

12 Jul 1997 - 12:00am