Chan Kin-wa

Hong Kong

Chan Kin-wa

Reporter, Sports

Kin-wa joined the Post after working for the Hong Kong Sports Development Board and the government for more than a decade. Previously, he was at the Standard for six years. Kin-wa has covered the Olympic Games twice, and three Asian Games as Post reporter.

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Hong Kong Marathon runners to bear full responsibility if they break National Security Law at annual showpiece

Sunday’s marathon will be first mass participatory sports event since the NSL was implemented in the city, with organisers admitting they have no control over runners’ apparel.

Sunday’s marathon will be first mass participatory sports event since the NSL was implemented in the city, with organisers admitting they have no control over runners’ apparel.

Hong Kong Marathon runners to bear full responsibility if they break National Security Law at annual showpiece
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Hong Kong’s Olympic champion Edgar Cheung says life is the same despite gold medal

‘The only difference is more people recognise me when I walk on the streets and they ask to take photos,’ 24-year-old says as he returns to training.

‘The only difference is more people recognise me when I walk on the streets and they ask to take photos,’ 24-year-old says as he returns to training.

Hong Kong’s Olympic champion Edgar Cheung says life is the same despite gold medal
16 Oct 2021 - 10:00AM
Former North Korea manager Jorn Andersen tipped to lead Hong Kong football team

The Football Association has been looking for a replacement since Finnish coach Mixu Paatelainen left the squad in June after losing 4-0 to Bahrain.

The Football Association has been looking for a replacement since Finnish coach Mixu Paatelainen left the squad in June after losing 4-0 to Bahrain.

Former North Korea manager Jorn Andersen tipped to lead Hong Kong football team
13 Oct 2021 - 9:59PM
Lee Man aim to become first Hong Kong side to reach AFC Cup final amid logistical obstacles

They will play hosts Nasaf of Uzbekistan next week but must go through air travel restrictions and need to quarantine upon returning home.

They will play hosts Nasaf of Uzbekistan next week but must go through air travel restrictions and need to quarantine upon returning home.

Lee Man aim to become first Hong Kong side to reach AFC Cup final amid logistical obstacles
12 Oct 2021 - 10:44PM
‘Full house’ expected as Eastern take on rivals Kitchee in Hong Kong Premier League opener

The two heavyweights will meet on October 23 as the new season kicks off with only eight teams but with venue capacity increased from 75 to 80 per cent.

The two heavyweights will meet on October 23 as the new season kicks off with only eight teams but with venue capacity increased from 75 to 80 per cent.

‘Full house’ expected as Eastern take on rivals Kitchee in Hong Kong Premier League opener
11 Oct 2021 - 10:00PM
Hong Kong Marathon prize fund slashed, with no invited overseas runners at Covid-19 delayed event

Total prize pool drops US$227,000 from 2019 event, with winners of 2021 race in line for US$50,000 less as pandemic hits.

Total prize pool drops US$227,000 from 2019 event, with winners of 2021 race in line for US$50,000 less as pandemic hits.

Hong Kong Marathon prize fund slashed, with no invited overseas runners at Covid-19 delayed event
9 Oct 2021 - 8:00AM
Carrie Lam policy address: Local sports will thrive in Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau shift, says Olympic Committee president Timothy Fok

‘We know the bureau will be very big, but in the long run, these three intertwine,’ says Timothy Fok of Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam’s announcement of new Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau.

‘We know the bureau will be very big, but in the long run, these three intertwine,’ says Timothy Fok of Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam’s announcement of new Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau.

Carrie Lam policy address: Local sports will thrive in Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau shift, says Olympic Committee president Timothy Fok
6 Oct 2021 - 11:15PM
Hong Kong windsurfers to finally have their own permanent facility at Shek O in major boost to sport

The centre will be part of a public water sports complex to be completed in five years’ time and estimated to cost around HK$800 million.

The centre will be part of a public water sports complex to be completed in five years’ time and estimated to cost around HK$800 million.

Hong Kong windsurfers to finally have their own permanent facility at Shek O in major boost to sport
6 Oct 2021 - 10:44PM
Hong Kong elite athletes’ financial support to remain for next year despite lack of competition for evaluation due to Covid-19 pandemic

It will be the second year the Sports Institute has ‘frozen’ support due to a lack of competition, but medal winners at Tokyo Olympics will receive improved support to Elite A level, maximum HK$48,000 per monthly.

It will be the second year the Sports Institute has ‘frozen’ support due to a lack of competition, but medal winners at Tokyo Olympics will receive improved support to Elite A level, maximum HK$48,000 per monthly.

Hong Kong elite athletes’ financial support to remain for next year despite lack of competition for evaluation due to Covid-19 pandemic
5 Oct 2021 - 10:33PM
Fencer Debbie Ho sets sights on 2022 Asian Games after shining in Shaanxi National Games

Ranked fifth in women’s épée, Ho needs to continue working hard to make the team for Hangzhou after her unexpected call-up at the National Games.

Ranked fifth in women’s épée, Ho needs to continue working hard to make the team for Hangzhou after her unexpected call-up at the National Games.

Fencer Debbie Ho sets sights on 2022 Asian Games after shining in Shaanxi National Games
2 Oct 2021 - 10:28PM
Beijing 2022: Hong Kong speed skaters remain hopeful of Winter Olympics spots after figure skaters fall short

Five of city’s short track skaters will take part in four designated Winter Games qualifying events starting this month, after Hong Kong’s figure skaters fell short last week.

Five of city’s short track skaters will take part in four designated Winter Games qualifying events starting this month, after Hong Kong’s figure skaters fell short last week.

Beijing 2022: Hong Kong speed skaters remain hopeful of Winter Olympics spots after figure skaters fall short
1 Oct 2021 - 9:43PM
Squash faces battle to be included in 2025 National Games

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says it will be difficult to add the sport to the programme when Hong Kong co-hosts the games with Guangdong and Macau.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says it will be difficult to add the sport to the programme when Hong Kong co-hosts the games with Guangdong and Macau.

Squash faces battle to be included in 2025 National Games
29 Sep 2021 - 10:37PM
Gymnastics Association faces battle to retain its tier A status – ‘we need more time’

Organisation wants a two-year extension of its review period as it faces the axe from the Institute’s tier A programme because it is unable to reach benchmark.

Organisation wants a two-year extension of its review period as it faces the axe from the Institute’s tier A programme because it is unable to reach benchmark.

Gymnastics Association faces battle to retain its tier A status – ‘we need more time’
28 Sep 2021 - 11:45PM
Freddie Fu’s death a great loss to orthopaedics and sports medicine, says long-time friend

A pioneer in anatomic ACL reconstruction, Hong Kong-born Fu saved the careers of many sportsmen, including football superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

A pioneer in anatomic ACL reconstruction, Hong Kong-born Fu saved the careers of many sportsmen, including football superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Freddie Fu’s death a great loss to orthopaedics and sports medicine, says long-time friend
27 Sep 2021 - 9:49PM
National Games medal shortfall for Hong Kong after massive Olympic overachievement

Lengthy quarantine requirement cost Hong Kong athletes dearly in Xian with only two gold and five bronze medals to show for their efforts.

Lengthy quarantine requirement cost Hong Kong athletes dearly in Xian with only two gold and five bronze medals to show for their efforts.

National Games medal shortfall for Hong Kong after massive Olympic overachievement
27 Sep 2021 - 9:48PM
Youngster Lee Sze-wing wins women’s individual cycling road race gold at National Games

The 2019 Asian junior champion beat a bunch of experienced riders and bags Hong Kong’s second gold medal before the closing ceremony on Monday

The 2019 Asian junior champion beat a bunch of experienced riders and bags Hong Kong’s second gold medal before the closing ceremony on Monday

Youngster Lee Sze-wing wins women’s individual cycling road race gold at National Games
26 Sep 2021 - 10:28PM
Christy Yiu finishes 12th in women’s marathon at National Games as lengthy quarantine takes its toll

Yiu drops back in the last 5 kms of the race to finish a disappointing 12th as her muscles could not adapt to high intensity training after her long isolation.

Yiu drops back in the last 5 kms of the race to finish a disappointing 12th as her muscles could not adapt to high intensity training after her long isolation.

Christy Yiu finishes 12th in women’s marathon at National Games as lengthy quarantine takes its toll
26 Sep 2021 - 3:29PM
Hong Kong riders finish empty handed in men’s and women’s team time trial at National Games

Men’s team finishes sixth while women’s come last out of 13 teams after crash, as Hong Kong turn their attention to the individual road races on Sunday.

Men’s team finishes sixth while women’s come last out of 13 teams after crash, as Hong Kong turn their attention to the individual road races on Sunday.

Hong Kong riders finish empty handed in men’s and women’s team time trial at National Games
25 Sep 2021 - 8:25PM
Kenneth Cheng finishes close fifth as he misses out on an equestrian medal at the National Games

The Hong Kong rider makes dramatic improvement in afternoon session, scoring just five penalty points but it wasn’t enough to win him a medal.

The Hong Kong rider makes dramatic improvement in afternoon session, scoring just five penalty points but it wasn’t enough to win him a medal.

Kenneth Cheng finishes close fifth as he misses out on an equestrian medal at the National Games
25 Sep 2021 - 10:53PM
Hong Kong’s Kenneth Cheng makes it into National Games show jumping final despite no support team and rented horse

The only equestrian representative from the city has no coach or assistance in Xian due to strict quarantine requirements.

The only equestrian representative from the city has no coach or assistance in Xian due to strict quarantine requirements.

Hong Kong’s Kenneth Cheng makes it into National Games show jumping final despite no support team and rented horse
24 Sep 2021 - 9:58PM
National Games: Hong Kong claim team foil fencing bronze after beating Jiangsu in play-off

The trio of Ryan Choi, Yeung Chi-ka and Cheung Siu-lun claim a fifth medal for Hong Kong so far at the National Games in Shaanxi.

The trio of Ryan Choi, Yeung Chi-ka and Cheung Siu-lun claim a fifth medal for Hong Kong so far at the National Games in Shaanxi.

National Games: Hong Kong claim team foil fencing bronze after beating Jiangsu in play-off
20 Sep 2021 - 10:18PM
Ryan Choi falls in quarter-finals as Hong Kong end individual foil campaign at National Games

Without Olympic champion Edgar Cheung who is out with injury, Choi posts the best result for Hong Kong before losing to Asian Youth Games champion.

Without Olympic champion Edgar Cheung who is out with injury, Choi posts the best result for Hong Kong before losing to Asian Youth Games champion.

Ryan Choi falls in quarter-finals as Hong Kong end individual foil campaign at National Games
19 Sep 2021 - 10:15PM
Patricia Hy, Hong Kong’s first tennis star, looks back on 1983 Wimbledon girls’ doubles title and singles final

Teen was reluctant to play Wimbledon after a long trip to Europe but then mother bribed her by offering a shopping spree in Paris.

Teen was reluctant to play Wimbledon after a long trip to Europe but then mother bribed her by offering a shopping spree in Paris.

Patricia Hy, Hong Kong’s first tennis star, looks back on 1983 Wimbledon girls’ doubles title and singles final
19 Sep 2021 - 12:01PM
Karate exponent Lau Chi-ming secures kata bronze for Hong Kong at National Games

Inspired by his sister Grace Lau’s performance in the same event at the Tokyo Olympics, Lau defeats Guangdong opponent in the third-place medal play-off.

Inspired by his sister Grace Lau’s performance in the same event at the Tokyo Olympics, Lau defeats Guangdong opponent in the third-place medal play-off.

Karate exponent Lau Chi-ming secures kata bronze for Hong Kong at National Games
19 Sep 2021 - 1:43PM
China National Games: Vera Lui wants medal missing international events amid pandemic

Star attraction in Xian will be Guangdong sprinter Su Bingtian who set new Asian record 9.83 seconds in Tokyo Olympics.

Star attraction in Xian will be Guangdong sprinter Su Bingtian who set new Asian record 9.83 seconds in Tokyo Olympics.

China National Games: Vera Lui wants medal missing international events amid pandemic
18 Sep 2021 - 10:21PM
National Games: Lau Chi-ming inspired by sister Grace Lau’s Olympic success in search of karate medal after disappointing day

Olympic bronze medallist Grace Lau first learned kata from her older brother, who now seeks a medal at Nationals.

Olympic bronze medallist Grace Lau first learned kata from her older brother, who now seeks a medal at Nationals.

National Games: Lau Chi-ming inspired by sister Grace Lau’s Olympic success in search of karate medal after disappointing day
17 Sep 2021 - 9:51PM
Blow for Hong Kong as Tokyo 2020 golden boy Cheung Ka-long pulls out of National Games due to injury

Cheung suffered a swollen knee after a training session on Wednesday and has returned to Hong Kong.

Cheung suffered a swollen knee after a training session on Wednesday and has returned to Hong Kong.

Blow for Hong Kong as Tokyo 2020 golden boy Cheung Ka-long pulls out of National Games due to injury
16 Sep 2021 - 9:20PM
Olympic heroine Sarah Lee says Asian Games 2022 still a possibility as she shows no signs of slowing up

The 34-year-old Lee has not committed to her next event but considers team sprint the best option at Hangzhou Asiad.

The 34-year-old Lee has not committed to her next event but considers team sprint the best option at Hangzhou Asiad.

Olympic heroine Sarah Lee says Asian Games 2022 still a possibility as she shows no signs of slowing up
16 Sep 2021 - 9:20PM
Track cycling star Sarah Lee wraps up National Games campaign with keirin bronze

The 34-year-old Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist is happy with third place in keirin after winning gold in the women’s sprint the previous day in Luoyang.

The 34-year-old Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist is happy with third place in keirin after winning gold in the women’s sprint the previous day in Luoyang.

Track cycling star Sarah Lee wraps up National Games campaign with keirin bronze
14 Sep 2021 - 10:32PM
Track cycling star Sarah Lee still in a class of her own after clinching second China National Games title eight years after her first

The 34-year-old Lee proves she is still the country’s best after beating Zhong Tianshi of Shanghai in final.

The 34-year-old Lee proves she is still the country’s best after beating Zhong Tianshi of Shanghai in final.

Track cycling star Sarah Lee still in a class of her own after clinching second China National Games title eight years after her first
13 Sep 2021 - 9:51PM