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The World Cup

World Cup 'must go beyond China'

The China market is 'too immature' to restore the World Cup to its rightful place, its title sponsor said yesterday, as the Mission Hills empire, the sanctioning federations and Omega clash over where the tournament is heading.

Sunday, 27 November, 2011, 12:00am

World Cup 'must go beyond China'

The China market is 'too immature' to restore the World Cup to its rightful place, its title sponsor said yesterday, as the Mission Hills empire, the sanctioning federations and Omega clash over where the tournament is heading.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The Wow Factor

Post-World Cup treat

25 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Beating the World Cup blues

A senior manager friend called up to pick Baat Gwaa's brain on how to motivate staff during the post-World Cup period.

16 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

football

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 Who were robbed while in South Africa to watch the World Cup?

a. a group of Hong Kong journalists

b. a group of mainland reporters

c. members of the Hong Kong Journalists Association

d. officials from the Foreign Ministry

17 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Lai See

Watch your snacking, or Big Bro will be nagging

Hong Kong has built its economic success by faithfully following small-government and laissez-faire policies for decades. The government's hands-off policy gives the city full economic freedom, but when it comes to everything else, Big Brother seems to be distinctly hands-on.

15 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The story 'Vitasoy profit grows 20pc to HK$260m' published on Wednesday should have said Vitasoy International Holdings' capital expenditure on a new plant in Nanhai, Guangzhou, will be 3 billion to 4 billion yuan, not 300 million to 400 million yuan.

11 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

HK$6m set aside to dampen the desire to gamble

A fund set up by the Home Affairs Bureau to help problem gamblers is spending HK$6 million to water down gambling fever during the World Cup, which starts tomorrow.

The move comes after 1,500 people sought help from government treatment centres in the first two months of this year - a quarter of the anticipated number for a whole year.

10 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Scoring the World Cup

The 19th FIFA World Cup kicks off on Friday in South Africa. As with all World Cups, this one promises fantastic goals, sensational celebrations and exciting music. This time around, Latin diva Shakira has teamed up with South African band Freshlyground to perform the official theme song for World Cup 2010. With football fever building, Sunday Young Post spoke to the band.

6 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

World Cup a gambling headache for city's prisons

Gambling on soccer is banned in Hong Kong's prisons but inmates go to great lengths to avoid detection by officers - even using secret codes to place bets.

29 May 2010 - 12:00am

World Cup will be more than sport, McCully pledges

For someone whose name will now forever be linked with the game of rugby, you would think Murray McCully would be at the Sevens over the weekend.

Yet such are the demands on New Zealand's minister for the World Cup that McCully arrived late on Thursday night to promote next year's big event - and left the following day. His feet hardly touched the ground.

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

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