Wong Kam-Po

Left Field: The time for excuses from Hong Kong athletes is over

Britain's Mo Farah celebrating after winning the men's 5000m final. Photo: AFP

The Mobot and Gangnam Style have been two of the lasting memories for me on the sporting field this past year - Mo Farah at the London Olympics and Chris Gayle during the final of the ICC World T20 in Colombo.

Sunday, 30 December, 2012, 4:58am

Wong Kam-po bows out of cycling after two decades at the top

Wong Kam-po

Veteran Wong Kam-po said he has no regrets about calling time on his 20-year-plus cycling career, as he finished his last competitive race in the Tour of Taihu in Jiangsu yesterday.

Wong, who will turn 40 in March, said he had gained much more than he had lost as a professional rider.

9 Nov 2012 - 2:40am

Cycling coach Shen Jinkang on his last lap as H.K. mentor

Illustration: Henry Wong

Shen Jinkang's name may be unfamiliar to most Hongkongers, but to the city's cyclists he is a legend who bolstered a sport that was in its infancy in the city and nurtured a generation of outstanding athletes, including Olympic bronze medallist Sarah Lee Wai-sze.

20 Aug 2012 - 5:32am

Coach Shen waits 16 years to unearth gem

Shen Jinkang spent 16 years training Hong Kong cyclists wondering if he would ever discover an Olympic medallist - and then Sarah Lee Wai-sze showed she had the mettle.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:01pm

King of the Road Wong says it's time to abdicate

For the services he has given over the past two decades and the honours he has won, Hong Kong cycling ace Wong Kam-po deserves nothing less than a Grand Bauhinia medal.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Time for athletes to deliver goods

'Arise! All those who don't want to be slaves!' The first line in the March of the Volunteers, the national anthem, is bound to be heard countless times at the London Olympics starting this Friday. But as our celebrated cyclist Wong Kam-po warned, don't expect to hear it and the Bauhinia flag being raised at the same time.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Veteran cyclist nearly gets place among the stars

Veteran cyclist Wong Kam-po is gearing up to be a star at his fifth Olympics - and a young fan inspired by his fighting spirit tried to give Wong another stellar honour.

Henry Tsang Chun-man, a Primary Three pupil, was the judge's choice of winner in a Commercial Press competition to name an asteroid. He picked the cyclist after seeing his medal-winning performances on TV.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Let's be realistic on winning medals, cautions Wong

Veteran cyclist Wong Kam-po called for greater government and community support to help Hong Kong become serious medal contenders at the Olympic Games.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Race schedule robs Wong of flag-carrying honour

Veteran cyclist Wong Kam-po was singled out for praise yesterday by sports chief Timothy Fok Tsun-ting after securing a record fifth appearance at the Olympic Games in London - but he lost out on the honour of carrying the bauhinia flag at the opening ceremony.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Veteran Wong a near-certainty for fifth Olympics

Veteran Wong Kam-po is almost certain to secure a road race ticket to his fifth Olympic Games despite only finishing fifth in yesterday's national road race championship.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Wong all but set for fifth Olympics appearance

Veteran Wong Kam-po looks set for a fifth Olympic Games appearance as he leads the selection standings with only the Hong Kong Road Race Championships later month to go before a final decision is made.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Wong is right choice for HK

It's a tough choice that confronts the Hong Kong Cycling Association - give Wong Kam-po the opportunity to take part in his fifth Olympics this summer in London, or look ahead to the future and opt for youth by choosing either Choi Ki-ho or Kwok Ho-ting for the blue riband event in cycling, the road race.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Wong promises fight to land fifth Olympics spot

Veteran Wong Kam-po has his sights on a fifth Olympic Games in a row in London this summer and has no immediate retirement plans.

Wong, who turned 39 last week, returned from the Tour of Taiwan yesterday after finishing second in the race, one of the highest-rated events in Asia.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Wong puts his younger rivals in the shade again

Veteran Wong Kam-po proved he is still a force to be reckoned with in the region by winning the second stage of the Tour of Taiwan yesterday.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

And the Oscar goes to ...

If the Sports Stars Awards recognised an athlete each week, there would be no suspense over who wins this time around - cycling ace Lee Wai-sze would be ahead by a street.

The 24-year-old track rider was hailed by the International Cycling Union as 'a late revelation in the sprint events' after her outstanding performances at the test event for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am