Chan Kin-wa

Chan 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 with the Standard for six years. Kin-wa has covered the Olympic Games twice and three Asian Games as an SCMP reporter.
Chan Kin-wa
Chan 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 with the Standard for six years. Kin-wa has covered the Olympic Games twice and three Asian Games as an SCMP reporter.

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Gymnast Shek Wai-hung becomes the fifth Hong Kong athlete to book Tokyo Olympics ticket

The two-time Asian Games men’s vault champion finishes a disappointing seventh in Stuttgart after a poor first effort put paid to his medal chances

13 Oct 2019 - 9:47PM

The two-time Asian Games men’s vault champion finishes a disappointing seventh in Stuttgart after a poor first effort put paid to his medal chances

Gymnast Shek Wai-hung becomes the fifth Hong Kong athlete to book Tokyo Olympics ticket
Hong Kong’s harbour swimming race becomes latest addition to cancellation list due to social unrest

A record 4,000 entrants, who will receive a full refund and given priority for the 2020 race, were to tackle a new route from Wan Chai public pier to Tsim Sha Tsui East on October 27.

11 Oct 2019 - 2:44PM

A record 4,000 entrants, who will receive a full refund and given priority for the 2020 race, were to tackle a new route from Wan Chai public pier to Tsim Sha Tsui East on October 27.

Hong Kong’s harbour swimming race becomes latest addition to cancellation list due to social unrest
World Cup qualifiers: Hong Kong beaten 2-0 by Iraq in Basra; Paatelainen still winless

With only one point from three games, coach Mixu Paatelainen is still in search of his first victory for Hong Kong after appointment in April.

11 Oct 2019 - 10:21PM

With only one point from three games, coach Mixu Paatelainen is still in search of his first victory for Hong Kong after appointment in April.

World Cup qualifiers: Hong Kong beaten 2-0 by Iraq in Basra; Paatelainen still winless
2021 World Beach Games bid unlikely with no government green light

Estimated HK$100 million budget required from government but Olympic chief Fok has not heard anything yet.

11 Oct 2019 - 8:00AM

Estimated HK$100 million budget required from government but Olympic chief Fok has not heard anything yet.

2021 World Beach Games bid unlikely with no government green light
British Open champion Henrik Stenson signs on for Hong Kong Open as Fanling tournament stands firm in face of protest-hit sports schedule

Organisers say ‘the safety and well-being of players, spectators and tournament personnel remains our absolute priority’

9 Oct 2019 - 10:31PM

Organisers say ‘the safety and well-being of players, spectators and tournament personnel remains our absolute priority’

British Open champion Henrik Stenson signs on for Hong Kong Open as Fanling tournament stands firm in face of protest-hit sports schedule
Fifa fines Hong Kong FA HK$120,000 for ‘disciplinary reasons’ after crowd tarnishes World Cup qualifier against Iran

Supporters at Hong Kong Stadium booed China national anthem before Iran match, which was attended by a crowd of 14,000

9 Oct 2019 - 1:04PM

Supporters at Hong Kong Stadium booed China national anthem before Iran match, which was attended by a crowd of 14,000

Fifa fines Hong Kong FA HK$120,000 for ‘disciplinary reasons’ after crowd tarnishes World Cup qualifier against Iran
2019 Hong Kong Squash Open latest local sports event to fall victim to protests

The popular tournament, which features the world’s top players, will not be held in 2019 because of the ongoing protests that have gripped city for months

8 Oct 2019 - 10:48PM

The popular tournament, which features the world’s top players, will not be held in 2019 because of the ongoing protests that have gripped city for months

2019 Hong Kong Squash Open latest local sports event to fall victim to protests
China at the IAAF Athletics World Championships: the highs and lows of a mixed campaign ahead of the Tokyo Olympics

China captures three gold medals, all in field events or race walking, representing its best performance since a four-gold haul in 1993 in Stuttgart.

8 Oct 2019 - 3:57PM

China captures three gold medals, all in field events or race walking, representing its best performance since a four-gold haul in 1993 in Stuttgart.

China at the IAAF Athletics World Championships: the highs and lows of a mixed campaign ahead of the Tokyo Olympics
Hong Kong coach Mixu Paatelainen picks his final 23 squad for tough Iraq in Asian World Cup qualifying

Hong Kong coach selects a mixture of youth and experience for the group C match in the southern Iraqi city of Basra scheduled for Thursday

5 Oct 2019 - 11:06PM

Hong Kong coach selects a mixture of youth and experience for the group C match in the southern Iraqi city of Basra scheduled for Thursday

Hong Kong coach Mixu Paatelainen picks his final 23 squad for tough Iraq in Asian World Cup qualifying
2020 Hong Kong Formula E-Prix cancelled over protests fears: Rugby Sevens ‘fully committed to continuing’
Hong Kong protests bring local football to its knees as FA postpones all weekend matches

Kitchee’s match against Kwoon Chung Southern on Friday is the first to be affected amid continuing social unrest in Hong Kong

4 Oct 2019 - 10:42PM

Kitchee’s match against Kwoon Chung Southern on Friday is the first to be affected amid continuing social unrest in Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests bring local football to its knees as FA postpones all weekend matches
IAAF World Athletics Championships: shot putter Gong takes third gold for China in Doha

China sits second in the medal table behind the United States and can add more medals in the men’s 20km race walk on Friday.

4 Oct 2019 - 5:38PM

China sits second in the medal table behind the United States and can add more medals in the men’s 20km race walk on Friday.

IAAF World Athletics Championships: shot putter Gong takes third gold for China in Doha
Hammer Cyclothon officially cancelled but organisers will try to bring back the world class cycling series next year

Officials hope it will not tarnish Hong Kong’s reputation as Asia’s event capital.

3 Oct 2019 - 10:32PM

Officials hope it will not tarnish Hong Kong’s reputation as Asia’s event capital.

Hammer Cyclothon officially cancelled but organisers will try to bring back the world class cycling series next year
Top cyclist Sarah Lee unlikely to face disciplinary action after social media comment supporting protest draws complaints

Sports Institute receives complaints from netizens who are demanding she stop training and competing until she explains herself

2 Oct 2019 - 11:01PM

Sports Institute receives complaints from netizens who are demanding she stop training and competing until she explains herself

Top cyclist Sarah Lee unlikely to face disciplinary action after social media comment supporting protest draws complaints
China shock as Lyu Huihui falls short in the women’s javelin at Doha worlds

The mainlander ‘unable to handle the details’ as she throws only 65.49 metres in the competition having led the qualifying round in Doha on 67.27 metres

2 Oct 2019 - 4:03PM

The mainlander ‘unable to handle the details’ as she throws only 65.49 metres in the competition having led the qualifying round in Doha on 67.27 metres

China shock as Lyu Huihui falls short in the women’s javelin at Doha worlds
Cyclothon could be latest Hong Kong sporting event to be cancelled because of the ongoing protests

The cycling showpiece along the Tsim Sha Tsui East promenade could be the latest event of a growing list of sporting competitions to be cancelled in the city

30 Sep 2019 - 10:40PM

The cycling showpiece along the Tsim Sha Tsui East promenade could be the latest event of a growing list of sporting competitions to be cancelled in the city

Cyclothon could be latest Hong Kong sporting event to be cancelled because of the ongoing protests
IAAF World Athletics Championships: China sweeps the podium as Ching hits target in women’s 20km race walk

Ching finishes 30th in hot and humid Doha conditions, improving on her 35th place in London two years ago.

30 Sep 2019 - 2:05PM

Ching finishes 30th in hot and humid Doha conditions, improving on her 35th place in London two years ago.

IAAF World Athletics Championships: China sweeps the podium as Ching hits target in women’s 20km race walk
IAAF World Athletics Championships: five Chinese track & field prospects to watch in Doha

The event will be used to see where China sizes up against global rivals 12 months out from the Tokyo Olympics.

28 Sep 2019 - 8:00AM

The event will be used to see where China sizes up against global rivals 12 months out from the Tokyo Olympics.

IAAF World Athletics Championships: five Chinese track & field prospects to watch in Doha
Memories are made of this: former team manager Tony Tse cherishes magical days with Bulova in early 1980s – the golden years of Hong Kong football

Against the likes of Seiko, South China, Eastern, Happy Valley, Rangers and Sea Bee, Bulova’s brief but successful stint in Hong Kong football is still remembered by fans.

28 Sep 2019 - 10:53PM

Against the likes of Seiko, South China, Eastern, Happy Valley, Rangers and Sea Bee, Bulova’s brief but successful stint in Hong Kong football is still remembered by fans.

Memories are made of this: former team manager Tony Tse cherishes magical days with Bulova in early 1980s – the golden years of Hong Kong football
Hong Kong race walker Ching Siu-nga hoping to beat the heat at world championships in Doha

The 32-year-old will encounter tough conditions with organisers starting the 20km race just before midnight

30 Sep 2019 - 1:45PM

The 32-year-old will encounter tough conditions with organisers starting the 20km race just before midnight

Hong Kong race walker Ching Siu-nga hoping to beat the heat at world championships in Doha
Hong Kong football friendly against Malaysia cancelled amid protest fears

Match was supposed to be held at 40,000-seat So Kon Po venue on October 15 but Malaysians claimed ‘its incapability of visiting Hong Kong’

25 Sep 2019 - 10:47PM

Match was supposed to be held at 40,000-seat So Kon Po venue on October 15 but Malaysians claimed ‘its incapability of visiting Hong Kong’

Hong Kong football friendly against Malaysia cancelled amid protest fears
Tsun Dai scores a scorcher as he opens his account for Wolves in EFL Trophy

Tsun Dai scores a belter in the 40th minute as his side beat Carlisle 4-2 with the Hong Kong midfielder hoping it will be one of many goals for his new club

25 Sep 2019 - 5:15PM

Tsun Dai scores a belter in the 40th minute as his side beat Carlisle 4-2 with the Hong Kong midfielder hoping it will be one of many goals for his new club

Tsun Dai scores a scorcher as he opens his account for Wolves in EFL Trophy
Hong Kong clubs reject Guangzhou-based R&F’s bid to gain voting membership on HKFA

The club have played in the Premier League for three consecutive seasons and is eligible for the status

25 Sep 2019 - 2:07PM

The club have played in the Premier League for three consecutive seasons and is eligible for the status

Hong Kong clubs reject Guangzhou-based R&F’s bid to gain voting membership on HKFA
Tiny Solomon Islands now ranked ahead of Hong Kong in latest Fifa men’s rankings

Mixu Paatelainen’s charges have slipped four places in the table after an underwhelming start to their Asian World Cup qualifying campaign

25 Sep 2019 - 9:10AM

Mixu Paatelainen’s charges have slipped four places in the table after an underwhelming start to their Asian World Cup qualifying campaign

Tiny Solomon Islands now ranked ahead of Hong Kong in latest Fifa men’s rankings
Hong Kong Jockey Club forced to cancel Charity Community Cup over safety concerns

Three matches were scheduled to be played at Mong Kok Stadium, but a new date will now have to be found.

22 Sep 2019 - 10:55PM

Three matches were scheduled to be played at Mong Kok Stadium, but a new date will now have to be found.

Hong Kong Jockey Club forced to cancel Charity Community Cup over safety concerns
Christy Yiu to skip Hong Kong Marathon to focus on securing Tokyo Olympic spot

Yiu will race in 10k or half-marathon at Hong Kong event.

22 Sep 2019 - 9:10PM

Yiu will race in 10k or half-marathon at Hong Kong event.

Christy Yiu to skip Hong Kong Marathon to focus on securing Tokyo Olympic spot
Dutchman Guus Hiddink steps down after 12 months in charge of China under-21 football team

Dutchman fails to prove himself after China finished eighth in a youth international tournament in June.

20 Sep 2019 - 10:44PM

Dutchman fails to prove himself after China finished eighth in a youth international tournament in June.

Dutchman Guus Hiddink steps down after 12 months in charge of China under-21 football team
Lin Dan refuses to rule out Olympic badminton record despite another dismal performance

Two-time Olympic champion is no match for Japan’s top seed Kento Momota in front of home fans at China Open.

19 Sep 2019 - 1:41PM

Two-time Olympic champion is no match for Japan’s top seed Kento Momota in front of home fans at China Open.

Lin Dan refuses to rule out Olympic badminton record despite another dismal performance
‘Barbarians’: Hong Kong fans slam China rugby sevens players for ugly challenge after final whistle

Chinese player Ma Chong barges Ben Rimene to turf in last act of Asian Sevens Series China leg final as Hong Kong beat hosts 14-7, with tempers boiling over.

19 Sep 2019 - 10:27AM

Chinese player Ma Chong barges Ben Rimene to turf in last act of Asian Sevens Series China leg final as Hong Kong beat hosts 14-7, with tempers boiling over.

‘Barbarians’: Hong Kong fans slam China rugby sevens players for ugly challenge after final whistle
Young Hong Kong star Chung Pui-ki to trial with Kilmarnock Ladies in Scotland

The promising 21-year-old defender played for Hong Kong at 2018 Asian Games.

17 Sep 2019 - 12:41PM

The promising 21-year-old defender played for Hong Kong at 2018 Asian Games.

Young Hong Kong star Chung Pui-ki to trial with Kilmarnock Ladies in Scotland