Chan Kin-wa

Hong Kong

Chan Kin-wa

Covering local sports news such as sporting events, athletes profiles and other major issues involving sports development in Hong Kong

Kin-wa joined the SCMP 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 an SCMP reporter.

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Goalkeeper Yapp Hung-fai returns to EAFF Championship 10 years after making his Hong Kong debut

The 29-year-old has established himself on the Hong Kong team after featuring in the 2010 tournament as a teen as the city play South Korea, Japan and China

6 Dec 2019 - 10:58PM

The 29-year-old has established himself on the Hong Kong team after featuring in the 2010 tournament as a teen as the city play South Korea, Japan and China

Goalkeeper Yapp Hung-fai returns to EAFF Championship 10 years after making his Hong Kong debut
Hong Kong Island 10k City Race will test the waters for Hong Kong Marathon, say organisers

More than 3,000 runners expected to take part in protest hotspots in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay on Sunday but event will start early in the morning

5 Dec 2019 - 9:05AM

More than 3,000 runners expected to take part in protest hotspots in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay on Sunday but event will start early in the morning

Hong Kong Island 10k City Race will test the waters for Hong Kong Marathon, say organisers
Chinese speedskating coach Zhang Jing quits Hungary national team after allegedly racist comments made against China by her charge

Hungarian team member allegedly cursed China while waiting at Shanghai airport.

4 Dec 2019 - 2:31PM

Hungarian team member allegedly cursed China while waiting at Shanghai airport.

Chinese speedskating coach Zhang Jing quits Hungary national team after allegedly racist comments made against China by her charge
I’m relieved the World Cup is all over, says Sarah Lee after Hong Kong leg ends without incident

Top rider is delighted the prestigious cycling event went off without a hitch after the city protests had the organisers worried

1 Dec 2019 - 11:06PM

Top rider is delighted the prestigious cycling event went off without a hitch after the city protests had the organisers worried

I’m relieved the World Cup is all over, says Sarah Lee after Hong Kong leg ends without incident
Sarah Lee in a class of her own as she snatches gold in women’s sprint in Hong Kong leg of World Cup

Hong Kong superstar continues her superb form to take out the women’s sprint title at Tseung Kwan O velodrome for her third straight win in her pet event

30 Nov 2019 - 11:10PM

Hong Kong superstar continues her superb form to take out the women’s sprint title at Tseung Kwan O velodrome for her third straight win in her pet event

Sarah Lee in a class of her own as she snatches gold in women’s sprint in Hong Kong leg of World Cup
Teenage rider Lee Sze-wing can be Hong Kong’s future star, says coach Shen Jinkang

The 18-year-old takes part in her first home event in the Hong Kong leg of the World Cup series at Tseung Kwan O Velodrome this weekend

29 Nov 2019 - 10:32PM

The 18-year-old takes part in her first home event in the Hong Kong leg of the World Cup series at Tseung Kwan O Velodrome this weekend

Teenage rider Lee Sze-wing can be Hong Kong’s future star, says coach Shen Jinkang
Young German guns out to upstage Hong Kong’s Sarah Lee in World Cup series

Treble junior world champion Emma Hinze aims to take revenge after losing to the Hong Kong star twice this month

28 Nov 2019 - 10:16PM

Treble junior world champion Emma Hinze aims to take revenge after losing to the Hong Kong star twice this month

Young German guns out to upstage Hong Kong’s Sarah Lee in World Cup series
World Cup cycling organisers hope contingency plans will not be needed as calm returns to Hong Kong

Overall situation seems to be improving after Sunday’s district council elections, says cycling chief.

27 Nov 2019 - 8:03AM

Overall situation seems to be improving after Sunday’s district council elections, says cycling chief.

World Cup cycling organisers hope contingency plans will not be needed as calm returns to Hong Kong
Opinion | Among tear gas, protests and petrol bombs, badminton fans should be praised for supporting Lee Cheuk-yiu

Fans still turned out in force to support the 23-year-old despite all the turmoil outside the Coliseum where riot police and protesters were battling each other

23 Nov 2019 - 9:10PM

Fans still turned out in force to support the 23-year-old despite all the turmoil outside the Coliseum where riot police and protesters were battling each other

Among tear gas, protests and petrol bombs, badminton fans should be praised for supporting Lee Cheuk-yiu
UCI Track Cycling World Cup: Dutch world champions opt out of Hong Kong leg but event still on with organisers upbeat

The Dutch Cycling Union has been closely monitoring Hong Kong’s violent protests.

22 Nov 2019 - 10:38PM

The Dutch Cycling Union has been closely monitoring Hong Kong’s violent protests.

UCI Track Cycling World Cup: Dutch world champions opt out of Hong Kong leg but event still on  with organisers upbeat
Tear gas, a huge fire and tempers flare but Lee Cheuk-yiu keeps his cool to win Hong Kong Open men’s singles title

The 23-year-old manages to keep his composure despite riot police and protesters battling outside the Coliseum as he completes fairy tell ending

18 Nov 2019 - 2:27PM

The 23-year-old manages to keep his composure despite riot police and protesters battling outside the Coliseum as he completes fairy tell ending

Tear gas, a huge fire and tempers flare but Lee Cheuk-yiu keeps his cool to win Hong Kong Open men’s singles title
Badminton ace Zhang Beiwen experiences ‘terrible scenes’ as protesters set fire to toll booths at Cross Harbour Tunnel

American number one says she has never experienced anything like that in ‘all her years on tour’ as she comes across protesters and witnesses protest damage

17 Nov 2019 - 7:49PM

American number one says she has never experienced anything like that in ‘all her years on tour’ as she comes across protesters and witnesses protest damage

Badminton ace Zhang Beiwen experiences ‘terrible scenes’ as protesters set fire to toll booths at Cross Harbour Tunnel
Zhang Beiwen is getting by just fine (financially) as she reaches semi-finals of badminton’s Hong Kong Open

The 29-year-old mainland-born shuttler laughed off her Crowdfunding experience when she was short of cash trying to compete at the Worlds

15 Nov 2019 - 10:48PM

The 29-year-old mainland-born shuttler laughed off her Crowdfunding experience when she was short of cash trying to compete at the Worlds

Zhang Beiwen is getting by just fine (financially) as she reaches semi-finals of badminton’s Hong Kong Open
Booing Hong Kong fans have plenty to cheer about after 0-0 draw with Bahrain in World Cup qualifier

A relatively young team produce a brave performance against a strong Bahrain side, securing their second point in the group.

15 Nov 2019 - 8:17AM

A relatively young team produce a brave performance against a strong Bahrain side, securing their second point in the group.

Booing Hong Kong fans have plenty to cheer about after 0-0 draw with Bahrain in World Cup qualifier
Hong Kong player Lee Cheuk-yiu earns plaudits for ‘protest’ gesture at Hong Kong Open

The 23-year-old gets huge support from a local forum supporting the ongoing protests and from spectators who watched his game at Hong Kong Coliseum

14 Nov 2019 - 11:02PM

The 23-year-old gets huge support from a local forum supporting the ongoing protests and from spectators who watched his game at Hong Kong Coliseum

Hong Kong player Lee Cheuk-yiu earns plaudits for ‘protest’ gesture at Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong vs Bahrain World Cup qualifier: fans can get a ticket refund if they can’t attend

The Hong Kong Football Association announces special arrangements for Thursday’s night game at Hong Kong Stadium, kicking off at 8pm.

14 Nov 2019 - 5:30PM

The Hong Kong Football Association announces special arrangements for Thursday’s night game at Hong Kong Stadium, kicking off at 8pm.

Hong Kong vs Bahrain World Cup qualifier: fans can get a ticket refund if they can’t attend
Hong Kong leg of track cycling world cup leg to go ahead amid unrest

Hong Kong hosts the last leg of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup series.

14 Nov 2019 - 12:17PM

Hong Kong hosts the last leg of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup series.

Hong Kong leg of track cycling world cup leg to go ahead amid unrest
Hong Kong’s Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier against Bahrain will go ahead despite increasing social unrest: HKFA chairman

No requests have been received from stakeholders to change venue for match that is also an AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifier.

13 Nov 2019 - 2:47PM

No requests have been received from stakeholders to change venue for match that is also an AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifier.

Hong Kong’s Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier against Bahrain will go ahead despite increasing social unrest: HKFA chairman
Tokyo 2020: China’s Lin Dan hopes Hong Kong Open can be a stepping stone for another Olympic campaign

The 36-year-old Lin is hoping to qualify for the Olympics for the fifth time, having won gold in 2008 and 2012.

11 Nov 2019 - 10:54PM

The 36-year-old Lin is hoping to qualify for the Olympics for the fifth time, having won gold in 2008 and 2012.

Tokyo 2020: China’s Lin Dan hopes Hong Kong Open can be a stepping stone for another Olympic campaign
Unbeatable Sarah Lee claims another sprint gold in Glasgow leg of World Cup series after keirin disappointment

The Hong Kong favourite is ready to put on a show for local fans in the next round at Tseung Kwan O in late November.

11 Nov 2019 - 10:54PM

The Hong Kong favourite is ready to put on a show for local fans in the next round at Tseung Kwan O in late November.

Unbeatable Sarah Lee claims another sprint gold in Glasgow leg of World Cup series after keirin disappointment
From weight-loss plan to first ever Hong Kong wushu world championships sanda medallist

The 38-year-old veteran still has fire in her belly and is considering the 2022 Asian Games as her next target.

9 Nov 2019 - 10:42PM

The 38-year-old veteran still has fire in her belly and is considering the 2022 Asian Games as her next target.

From weight-loss plan to first ever Hong Kong wushu world championships sanda medallist
Tokyo Olympics qualification on the cards for Hong Kong fencers as foil World Cup begins in Bonn

A strong quartet consisting of Cheung Ka-long, Ryan Choi, Cheung Siu-lun and Yeung Chi-ka will represent Hong Kong’ men’s team.

8 Nov 2019 - 1:22PM

A strong quartet consisting of Cheung Ka-long, Ryan Choi, Cheung Siu-lun and Yeung Chi-ka will represent Hong Kong’ men’s team.

Tokyo Olympics qualification on the cards for Hong Kong fencers as foil World Cup begins in Bonn
Quick exit: Coach Kenneth Kwok leaves football champions Tai Po after just two months in charge

Kwok says he would not be able to take charge of his side’s AFC Champions League campaign while taking his rescheduled pro licence course at the same time

6 Nov 2019 - 10:37PM

Kwok says he would not be able to take charge of his side’s AFC Champions League campaign while taking his rescheduled pro licence course at the same time

Quick exit: Coach Kenneth Kwok leaves football champions Tai Po after just two months in charge
Sarah Lee’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic hopes take a hit after a disappointing fifth in keirin at World Cup cycling series

Hong Kong’s ace sprinter fails to maintain hot streak in Minsk after two World Cup and World Championship wins.

4 Nov 2019 - 10:44PM

Hong Kong’s ace sprinter fails to maintain hot streak in Minsk after two World Cup and World Championship wins.

Sarah Lee’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic hopes take a hit after a disappointing fifth in keirin at World Cup cycling series
Sarah Lee gears up for Tokyo 2020 with fifth World Cup sprint win in five since Olympic qualification began

The ace sprinter easily beats Anastasia Voynova of Russia in World Cup final in Minsk.

3 Nov 2019 - 11:19PM

The ace sprinter easily beats Anastasia Voynova of Russia in World Cup final in Minsk.

Sarah Lee gears up for Tokyo 2020 with fifth World Cup sprint win in five since Olympic qualification began
World No 1 Vivian Kong set for new season after speedy recovery from ACL injury

The top fencer, who remains one of the few Hong Kong medal hopes for next year’s Tokyo Olympics, will feature in opening round of épée World Cup series starting in Estonia on Friday.

31 Oct 2019 - 4:32PM

The top fencer, who remains one of the few Hong Kong medal hopes for next year’s Tokyo Olympics, will feature in opening round of épée World Cup series starting in Estonia on Friday.

World No 1 Vivian Kong set for new season after speedy recovery from ACL injury
Mission impossible as Hong Kong dream of reaching 2034 World Cup football finals

Qualifying for the football extravaganza will be the ultimate goal in new five-year plan to secure continued government funding of HK$25 million a year

30 Oct 2019 - 10:04PM

Qualifying for the football extravaganza will be the ultimate goal in new five-year plan to secure continued government funding of HK$25 million a year

Mission impossible as Hong Kong dream of reaching 2034 World Cup football finals
Hong Kong gets boost for 2020 Olympic men’s road cycling race with ‘unexpected’ qualifying spot

As Japan are hosts of the Tokyo Games, their spot have been given to the Hong Kong team who have maintained a good participation rate at the Olympics

29 Oct 2019 - 10:20PM

As Japan are hosts of the Tokyo Games, their spot have been given to the Hong Kong team who have maintained a good participation rate at the Olympics

Hong Kong gets boost for 2020 Olympic men’s road cycling race with ‘unexpected’ qualifying spot
Olympic champion Chen Long ends 12-month drought by winning badminton’s French Open title

The Rio champion remains China’s biggest hope for next year’s Tokyo Olympics with coach Li Mao helping him strengthened his game

28 Oct 2019 - 10:26PM

The Rio champion remains China’s biggest hope for next year’s Tokyo Olympics with coach Li Mao helping him strengthened his game

Olympic champion Chen Long ends 12-month drought by winning badminton’s French Open title
Opinion | Unfair or unjust? Former Hong Kong badminton star Zhou Mi got a raw deal for failing a drugs test

Athens Olympic bronze medallist Zhou Mi was punished for testing positive for clenbuterol in 2010 while Thai player Ratchanok managed to escape suspension for the taking the same substance in April

26 Oct 2019 - 10:04PM

Athens Olympic bronze medallist Zhou Mi was punished for testing positive for clenbuterol in 2010 while Thai player Ratchanok managed to escape suspension for the taking the same substance in April

Unfair or unjust? Former Hong Kong badminton star Zhou Mi got a raw deal for failing a drugs test