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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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.

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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
Football fans use Hong Kong Premier League game to make political point over bloody clash at MTR station

Premier League game between Kitchee and Yuen Long disrupted in 21st minute by fans remembering bloody clashes at MTR station in July.

14 Sep 2019 - 11:34PM

Premier League game between Kitchee and Yuen Long disrupted in 21st minute by fans remembering bloody clashes at MTR station in July.

Football fans use Hong Kong Premier League game to make political point over bloody clash at MTR station
Hong Kong Marathon: annual city showpiece becomes battlefield on social media after months of protests and demonstrations

The 2020 Hong Kong Marathon, which will take place on February 9, remains at 74,000 entrants but full marathon quota increases to 24,000.

13 Sep 2019 - 6:08PM

The 2020 Hong Kong Marathon, which will take place on February 9, remains at 74,000 entrants but full marathon quota increases to 24,000.

Hong Kong Marathon: annual city showpiece becomes battlefield on social media after months of protests and demonstrations
Chinese national anthem booed and human chain formed at Hong Kong v Iran World Cup soccer qualifier as protests enter the sporting arena

Fans protest before kick-off and again at half-time in first home qualifying match for 2022 World Cup at Hong Kong Stadium. National anthem March of the Volunteers has been regularly booed by local fans since World Cup qualifier in 2015.

11 Sep 2019 - 9:57AM

Fans protest before kick-off and again at half-time in first home qualifying match for 2022 World Cup at Hong Kong Stadium. National anthem March of the Volunteers has been regularly booed by local fans since World Cup qualifier in 2015.

Chinese national anthem booed and human chain formed at Hong Kong v Iran World Cup soccer qualifier as protests enter the sporting arena
R&F to keep Yanzigang as their home ground this season: HKFA source

The Hong Kong Premier League club are spending HK$3.5 million renovating facilities to meet HKFA requirements for hosting games at the ground

10 Sep 2019 - 11:02PM

The Hong Kong Premier League club are spending HK$3.5 million renovating facilities to meet HKFA requirements for hosting games at the ground

R&F to keep Yanzigang as their home ground this season: HKFA source
Hong Kong protests: calls for support for social movement when Hong Kong take on Iran in World Cup qualifiers

Booing China national anthem likely to happen again after fans began the practice in 2015 in the previous World Cup qualifiers.

10 Sep 2019 - 8:00AM

Booing China national anthem likely to happen again after fans began the practice in 2015 in the previous World Cup qualifiers.

Hong Kong protests: calls for support for social movement when Hong Kong take on Iran in World Cup qualifiers
Fiba World Cup: China miss out on Olympic qualification spot after falling flat on home soil

Chairman Yao Ming says he will take full responsibility as China finish with two wins and fall behind Iran on point difference.

9 Sep 2019 - 10:39PM

Chairman Yao Ming says he will take full responsibility as China finish with two wins and fall behind Iran on point difference.

Fiba World Cup: China miss out on Olympic qualification spot after falling flat on home soil
Opinion | World Cup 2022: Mixu Paatelainen must motivate his side after disappointing draw against Cambodia

Hong Kong to face Asian giants Iran next week in 2022 World Cup qualifiers where a convincing performance is required to regain confidence.

6 Sep 2019 - 12:40PM

Hong Kong to face Asian giants Iran next week in 2022 World Cup qualifiers where a convincing performance is required to regain confidence.

World Cup 2022: Mixu Paatelainen must motivate his side after disappointing draw against Cambodia
Hong Kong-Iran World Cup match gets Fifa go-ahead following formal complaint from visitors

Governing body rejects the move and the match will take place at So Kon Po venue on Tuesday as scheduled.

5 Sep 2019 - 2:29PM

Governing body rejects the move and the match will take place at So Kon Po venue on Tuesday as scheduled.

Hong Kong-Iran World Cup match gets Fifa go-ahead following formal complaint from visitors
Hong Kong v Cambodia: Mixu Paatelainen’s team looks for flying start in World Cup qualifying opener in Phnom Penh

New coach Paatelainen in charge of first competitive game since joining in April

4 Sep 2019 - 9:30PM

New coach Paatelainen in charge of first competitive game since joining in April

Hong Kong v Cambodia: Mixu Paatelainen’s team looks for flying start in World Cup qualifying opener in Phnom Penh
US Open – Wang Qiang v Serena Williams: Chinese tennis fans turn on their No 1 after 44-minute quarter-final thrashing at Flushing Meadows

Fans lament the Chinese No 1’s lack of power against the American while comparing her to Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei

4 Sep 2019 - 12:50PM

Fans lament the Chinese No 1’s lack of power against the American while comparing her to Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei

US Open – Wang Qiang v Serena Williams: Chinese tennis fans turn on their No 1 after 44-minute quarter-final thrashing at Flushing Meadows
China badminton team turns to South Korean coach after their worst performance at World Championships

Kang Kyung-jin will be become sport’s first official overseas coach, report says

11 Sep 2019 - 11:07AM

Kang Kyung-jin will be become sport’s first official overseas coach, report says

China badminton team turns to South Korean coach after their worst performance at World Championships
Iran asks Fifa to move Hong Kong World Cup qualifier amid ongoing protests but HKFA have no plans to change venue

City set to host Team Melli in World Cup qualifiers on September 10 at Hong Kong Stadium

3 Sep 2019 - 10:57PM

City set to host Team Melli in World Cup qualifiers on September 10 at Hong Kong Stadium

Iran asks Fifa to move Hong Kong World Cup qualifier amid ongoing protests but HKFA have no plans to change venue
Come support the Hong Kong World Cup team, says James Ha as they embark in qualifying campaign

Kwoon Chung Southern winger wants Hong Kong people to come out in force for their World Cup qualifiers against Iran at home after playing Cambodia first

4 Sep 2019 - 6:34PM

Kwoon Chung Southern winger wants Hong Kong people to come out in force for their World Cup qualifiers against Iran at home after playing Cambodia first

Come support the Hong Kong World Cup team, says James Ha as they embark in qualifying campaign
US Open: Wang Qiang supporters hoping for another magic moment as she takes on Serena Williams in quarter-finals

Wang is the fifth Chinese player to reach a grand slam tournament quarter-final.

2 Sep 2019 - 3:20PM

Wang is the fifth Chinese player to reach a grand slam tournament quarter-final.

US Open: Wang Qiang supporters hoping for another magic moment as she takes on Serena Williams in quarter-finals
Policeman expected to be stood down from Hong Kong referee duty as FA aim to avoid potential flashpoint with angry football fans

Football fans had commented that they intend to use laser pointers to disrupt any matches Liu Kwok-man officiates.

30 Aug 2019 - 11:10PM

Football fans had commented that they intend to use laser pointers to disrupt any matches Liu Kwok-man officiates.

Policeman expected to be stood down from Hong Kong referee duty as FA aim to avoid potential flashpoint with angry football fans
Sun Yang questioned by fans for missing China swimming team’s military training camp in Beijing

China swimming team captain defends himself on Weibo over doping charges, saying his life and training have been affected by people ‘twisting the facts’.

28 Aug 2019 - 4:09PM

China swimming team captain defends himself on Weibo over doping charges, saying his life and training have been affected by people ‘twisting the facts’.

Sun Yang questioned by fans for missing China swimming team’s military training camp in Beijing
Guangzhou border fears over protests see Hong Kong Premier League fans threaten to boycott R&F games

HKFA to make decision before Eastern’s match against R&F as supporters and players express concerns over phones being checked by immigration officials.

28 Aug 2019 - 10:48PM

HKFA to make decision before Eastern’s match against R&F as supporters and players express concerns over phones being checked by immigration officials.

Guangzhou border fears over protests see Hong Kong Premier League fans threaten to boycott R&F games
Hong Kong clinches gold, two silvers at Para-Badminton World Championships in Basel

Wong Chun-yim becomes men’s doubles champion with Chu Man-kai and wins a singles silver, while Chan Ho-yuen captures another silver in the wheelchair class as he aims to qualify for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.

26 Aug 2019 - 3:36PM

Wong Chun-yim becomes men’s doubles champion with Chu Man-kai and wins a singles silver, while Chan Ho-yuen captures another silver in the wheelchair class as he aims to qualify for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.

Hong Kong clinches gold, two silvers at Para-Badminton World Championships in Basel
China endures worst performance at badminton World Championships since 1983 debut

Alarm bells ringing 12 months ahead of Tokyo Olympics.

26 Aug 2019 - 11:00PM

Alarm bells ringing 12 months ahead of Tokyo Olympics.

China endures worst performance at badminton World Championships since 1983 debut
Hong Kong’s Sarah Lee sends Olympic warning with dominant sprint gold in Japan Cup

Lee easily defeats potential Olympic rival Morton Stephanie, of Australia, in the final

23 Aug 2019 - 10:36PM

Lee easily defeats potential Olympic rival Morton Stephanie, of Australia, in the final

Hong Kong’s Sarah Lee sends Olympic warning with dominant sprint gold in Japan Cup
Controversial swimmer Sun Yang breaks silence after hearing postponed: ‘I want to have the strongest heart’

The Chinese swimmer’s case will now be heard on a new date not before the end of October.

22 Aug 2019 - 3:18PM

The Chinese swimmer’s case will now be heard on a new date not before the end of October.

Controversial swimmer Sun Yang breaks silence after hearing postponed: ‘I want to have the strongest heart’
Qatar 2022: Hong Kong coach Mixu Paatelainen takes a ‘result first’ attitude as he opts for experience in debut World Cup qualifiers squad

Hong Kong will travel to Cambodia and host Asia’s top team Iran at Hong Kong Stadium in September matches.

22 Aug 2019 - 4:44PM

Hong Kong will travel to Cambodia and host Asia’s top team Iran at Hong Kong Stadium in September matches.

Qatar 2022: Hong Kong coach Mixu Paatelainen takes a ‘result first’ attitude as he opts for experience in debut World Cup qualifiers squad
Will VAR be adopted in Hong Kong? Official says no plan for now due to cost, but adoption is inevitable

More than 10 nations in Asia are using the new technology to help referee on field.

21 Aug 2019 - 11:44AM

More than 10 nations in Asia are using the new technology to help referee on field.

Will VAR be adopted in Hong Kong? Official says no plan for now due to cost, but adoption is inevitable
China volleyball doping case will have little impact on the sport, says mainland official

Former national team player Yang Fangxu was banned for four years for testing positive for EPO.

20 Aug 2019 - 3:44PM

Former national team player Yang Fangxu was banned for four years for testing positive for EPO.

China volleyball doping case will have little impact on the sport, says mainland official
MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong speaks out in support of Hong Kong people amid anti-government protests

Controversial Chinese fighter suspects a smear campaign against the city, with users of an online Hong Kong forum saying they would welcome ‘Mad Dog’.

19 Aug 2019 - 2:59PM

Controversial Chinese fighter suspects a smear campaign against the city, with users of an online Hong Kong forum saying they would welcome ‘Mad Dog’.

MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong speaks out in support of Hong Kong people amid anti-government protests
Achilles injury hell teaches high-tempo Cecilia Yeung to ‘slow it down’ as she targets return

Hong Kong high jump ace hopes to start running again next month, after taking up pottery and spending more time reading following ‘very serious injury’.

17 Aug 2019 - 11:27PM

Hong Kong high jump ace hopes to start running again next month, after taking up pottery and spending more time reading following ‘very serious injury’.

Achilles injury hell teaches high-tempo Cecilia Yeung to ‘slow it down’ as she targets return