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Swimmers

HK open-water racer in awe of winning performance

Natasha Tang Wing-yung was stunned when she heard Eva Risztov of Hungary had won the 10km open-water swim in Hyde Park's Serpentine in just one hour, 57 minutes and 38.2 seconds yesterday.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:16pm

Whatever happened to principle of innocent until proven guilty?

The principle that one is innocent until proven guilty is a common tenet which everybody in a democracy, from lawyer to layman, is well versed with. The United States is the great upholder of democracy in the world today. But it seems not all Americans believe in the rule of law, at least not John Leonard.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:01pm

Doubts should not tarnish Ye's gold

Swimmer Ye Shiwen has surged to the pinnacle of her sport, twice winning the most prized accolade an athlete can receive - an Olympic gold medal. It is the 16-year-old's moment in the sun, a time for acclaim, admiration and applause for spectacular record-breaking achievements. She is no drug cheat, as the doubters have surmised; stringent testing has proven that.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

Olympic date for San-san

Hong Kong's only Olympic gold medallist Lee Lai-shan has a date tonight with the Games - just as she has had for the past 20 years.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Gold rush

The race for Olympic medals begins tomorrow with China and the US favourites to take the most golds. Both countries are expected to dominate in certain sports that have historically made up the bulk of their medal tally.

All-time golds count

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

London calling

Long-distance swimmer Natasha Tang Wing-yung has had her eyes set on competing at the Olympics for years. But, after thinking she had missed her chance, that dream has come true - in the place of her birth.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Riding waves to success

Form Five student Nicholas Lau Chak-lam's Olympic dream was inspired by watching the 10km open-water swimming race make its debut at the 2008 Beijing Games.

The reigning youth champion in Hong Kong's New World Harbour Race is too young to compete at next month's London Games, and has set his sights four years ahead - on the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, in Brazil.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Usain Bolt: men's 100m and 200m

Usain Bolt, Jamaica's reigning Olympic champion and world-record holder in both the 100m and 200m sprints, is back at his best - just over a month before the start of the London Olympics.

Organisers of the 2012 Games will be happy: Bolt is the biggest global star in any Olympic sport.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

athlete of the week

Name Wong Yee-ching School Diocesan Girls' School Grade Form Four Sport Swimming and lifesaving

Achievements

4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

World Cup title makes Lurz favourite for Olympic gold

Germany's Thomas Lurz capped off a fine season when he was crowned overall champion after winning the Hong Kong leg of the Fina Marathon World Cup series at Repulse Bay yesterday.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

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