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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Pakistani teen sensation sets sights on playing for Hong Kong after signing for Happy Valley

Jahangir Khan, 18, will be the youngest Premier League player next season, having only learned to play the game at under-16 level.

14 Jul 2019 - 9:07PM

Jahangir Khan, 18, will be the youngest Premier League player next season, having only learned to play the game at under-16 level.

Pakistani teen sensation sets sights on playing for Hong Kong after signing for Happy Valley
Hong Kong top fencer Vivian Kong can medal at the Worlds, says coach Octavian Zidaru

Romanian coach remains confident his protégé can shine on the biggest stage outside the Olympics as she fine-tunes her skills for Budapest tournament

8 Jul 2019 - 11:00PM

Romanian coach remains confident his protégé can shine on the biggest stage outside the Olympics as she fine-tunes her skills for Budapest tournament

Hong Kong top fencer Vivian Kong can medal at the Worlds, says coach Octavian Zidaru
Injury-prone Jessica Lee determined to ‘serve up’ a surprise in Tokyo

Former French chef is making a comeback after suffering a series of falls during the past 12 months but she is determined to secure her berth for Tokyo 2020

7 Jul 2019 - 10:41PM

Former French chef is making a comeback after suffering a series of falls during the past 12 months but she is determined to secure her berth for Tokyo 2020

Injury-prone Jessica Lee determined to ‘serve up’ a surprise in Tokyo
Tokyo 2020: Christy Yiu breaks Hong Kong marathon record on Gold Coast but misses out on Olympic spot

Runner breaks one of oldest national records but finishes just one place outside Olympic qualification

7 Jul 2019 - 10:41PM

Runner breaks one of oldest national records but finishes just one place outside Olympic qualification

Tokyo 2020: Christy Yiu breaks Hong Kong marathon record on Gold Coast but misses out on Olympic spot
Sarah Lee hits out at young riders for ‘not showing enough commitment and determination’

Double world champion is not impressed by the younger generation of cyclists who must show better professionalism if they want to reach the top of sport

6 Jul 2019 - 11:05PM

Double world champion is not impressed by the younger generation of cyclists who must show better professionalism if they want to reach the top of sport

Sarah Lee hits out at young riders for ‘not showing enough commitment and determination’
Tai Po official hits out at government’s apathy towards its own 2002 initiative to promote district football

The club’s stunning league triumph is the result of a government-backed project to raise the profile of district football

5 Jul 2019 - 10:36PM

The club’s stunning league triumph is the result of a government-backed project to raise the profile of district football

Tai Po official hits out at government’s apathy towards its own 2002 initiative to promote district football
Former Yugoslavia great Blaz Sliskovic appointed Kitchee boss

Blaz Sliskovic joins the Hong Kong heavyweights on a two-year contract, hoping to improve the club’s fortunes after their fourth-place finish last season

3 Jul 2019 - 10:52PM

Blaz Sliskovic joins the Hong Kong heavyweights on a two-year contract, hoping to improve the club’s fortunes after their fourth-place finish last season

Former Yugoslavia great Blaz Sliskovic appointed Kitchee boss
FA chairman Pui Kwan-kay welcomes mainland sides to help lift Hong Kong soccer

Newly appointed FA boss says they need to be open to attract more investment in the game, provided they come from sound financial backgrounds

3 Jul 2019 - 10:52PM

Newly appointed FA boss says they need to be open to attract more investment in the game, provided they come from sound financial backgrounds

FA chairman Pui Kwan-kay welcomes mainland sides to help lift Hong Kong soccer
Distance ace Christy Yiu targets Gold Coast Marathon in bid to qualify for second Olympics

The Rio Olympian will run her first official marathon since the birth of her daughter last year

3 Jul 2019 - 10:31AM

The Rio Olympian will run her first official marathon since the birth of her daughter last year

Distance ace Christy Yiu targets Gold Coast Marathon in bid to qualify for second Olympics
Leung Ka-yu bursts on to the scene to boost Hong Kong’s cycling hopes at Tokyo Olympics

Youngster joins more experienced local riders Cheung King-lok and Leung Chun-wing in trying to secure qualifying spot in Tokyo

30 Jun 2019 - 11:02PM

Youngster joins more experienced local riders Cheung King-lok and Leung Chun-wing in trying to secure qualifying spot in Tokyo

Leung Ka-yu bursts on to the scene to boost Hong Kong’s cycling hopes at Tokyo Olympics
Ex-NBA star Zhou Qi apologises after China basketball legend calls him ‘big shot’ for turning up late to interview

Zhou arrives 55 minutes late for interview with Wang Shipeng, who suggests such conduct is why he didn’t make it at Houston Rockets, but the two make up

29 Jun 2019 - 11:38AM

Zhou arrives 55 minutes late for interview with Wang Shipeng, who suggests such conduct is why he didn’t make it at Houston Rockets, but the two make up

Ex-NBA star Zhou Qi apologises after China basketball legend calls him ‘big shot’ for turning up late to interview
Fairy-tale set to end as Hong Kong Premier League champions Wofoo Tai Po face big budget cuts

Club spent HK$18 million to win their maiden top-tier championship but success is unlikely to continue next season as Coach of the Year Lee Chi-kin leaves after three seasons.

28 Jun 2019 - 10:38PM

Club spent HK$18 million to win their maiden top-tier championship but success is unlikely to continue next season as Coach of the Year Lee Chi-kin leaves after three seasons.

Fairy-tale set to end as Hong Kong Premier League champions Wofoo Tai Po face big budget cuts
Stormy 2013 Premier League Asia Trophy the most memorable experience of his reign, says outgoing HKFA chairman Brian Leung Hung-tak

The businessman will step down at EGM on Friday after 12 years at the helm, and says he is sad to see local attendances stagnate

29 Jun 2019 - 8:12PM

The businessman will step down at EGM on Friday after 12 years at the helm, and says he is sad to see local attendances stagnate

Stormy 2013 Premier League Asia Trophy the most memorable experience of his reign, says outgoing HKFA chairman Brian Leung Hung-tak
Hong Kong hurdler Mui Ching-yeung makes comeback after injuries almost curtailed his career

Track star finishes second at Inter-City Athletic Championships at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground months after his family advised him to pack it in

24 Jun 2019 - 12:52AM

Track star finishes second at Inter-City Athletic Championships at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground months after his family advised him to pack it in

Hong Kong hurdler Mui Ching-yeung makes comeback after injuries almost curtailed his career
Commercial sponsorship in sports should be tax exempted, say lawmakers

Au Nok-hin and Luk Chung-hung say tax exemptions would help revitalise the city’s soccer development and help arrest the decline in dwindling attendances at games

22 Jun 2019 - 11:26PM

Au Nok-hin and Luk Chung-hung say tax exemptions would help revitalise the city’s soccer development and help arrest the decline in dwindling attendances at games

Commercial sponsorship in sports should be tax exempted, say lawmakers
Chinese table tennis feud: world champion Liu Shiwen opens up about long-time rivalry that damaged her relationship with teammate Ding Ning

Liu emerged from Ding’s shadow after capturing the world title in April and is expected to represent China in all three events at the Tokyo Games.

21 Jun 2019 - 9:01PM

Liu emerged from Ding’s shadow after capturing the world title in April and is expected to represent China in all three events at the Tokyo Games.

Chinese table tennis feud: world champion Liu Shiwen opens up about long-time rivalry that damaged her relationship with teammate Ding Ning
Vera Lui confident of breaking ‘untouchable’ 25-year-old Hong Kong record in women’s hurdles

The 24-year-old track star is getting close to breaking Chan Sau-ying’s record of 13.14 seconds and feels she could rewrite mark at the World University Games

19 Jun 2019 - 11:11PM

The 24-year-old track star is getting close to breaking Chan Sau-ying’s record of 13.14 seconds and feels she could rewrite mark at the World University Games

Vera Lui confident of breaking ‘untouchable’ 25-year-old Hong Kong record in women’s hurdles
HKFA to seek advice from AFC after R&F plan dual registration

The big-spending club, who finished second in the Premier League last season, have promised to increase their budget in the coming campaign

17 Jun 2019 - 10:22PM

The big-spending club, who finished second in the Premier League last season, have promised to increase their budget in the coming campaign

HKFA to seek advice from AFC after R&F plan dual registration
Fifa Women’s World Cup 2019: China open account after beating South Africa to reignite hopes of advancing

Li Ying scores a superb volley in first half to give China first win; need at least one point against Spain to advance to next stage

14 Jun 2019 - 11:13AM

Li Ying scores a superb volley in first half to give China first win; need at least one point against Spain to advance to next stage

Fifa Women’s World Cup 2019: China open account after beating South Africa to reignite hopes of advancing
Fans baffled as ‘patriotic’ Chinese diving champion comes out of retirement to represent Australia

Li Shixin made Chinese fans ‘proud’ in 2011 when he sang the national anthem on the podium after a technical fault prevented the music from being played.

13 Jun 2019 - 5:55PM

Li Shixin made Chinese fans ‘proud’ in 2011 when he sang the national anthem on the podium after a technical fault prevented the music from being played.

Fans baffled as ‘patriotic’ Chinese diving champion comes out of retirement to represent Australia
Siobhan Haughey shatters another Hong Kong record in her last race of Mediterranean series

The 21-year-old opts out of 100m freestyle she won in previous leg in Monaco but breaks a 12-year-old Hong Kong record in the 400

13 Jun 2019 - 4:14PM

The 21-year-old opts out of 100m freestyle she won in previous leg in Monaco but breaks a 12-year-old Hong Kong record in the 400

Siobhan Haughey shatters another Hong Kong record in her last race of Mediterranean series
Siobhan Haughey strikes gold again in 200m free in Canet for third win in Mare Nostrum series

Coach says swimmer has ‘quality’ to reach finals at World Championships in South Korea next month.

12 Jun 2019 - 10:37PM

Coach says swimmer has ‘quality’ to reach finals at World Championships in South Korea next month.

Siobhan Haughey strikes gold again in 200m free in Canet for third win in Mare Nostrum series
Hong Kong 0-2 Taiwan: Paatelainen’s men lose first game against visitors in over 50 years in his debut match

A crowd of 2,400 sees new manager lose his first game in charge of Hong Kong as Chen Hao-Wei bags a brace for visitors while fans boo the national anthem.

12 Jun 2019 - 4:56AM

A crowd of 2,400 sees new manager lose his first game in charge of Hong Kong as Chen Hao-Wei bags a brace for visitors while fans boo the national anthem.

Hong Kong 0-2 Taiwan: Paatelainen’s men lose first game against visitors in over 50 years in his debut match
Footballer of the year Igor Sartori’s switch to R&F Hong Kong from champions Tai Po confirmed

The Brazilian forward helped Wofoo Tai Po clinch their maiden league championship this season, but expressed his intention to leave the club in early May after the triumph.

10 Jun 2019 - 10:56PM

The Brazilian forward helped Wofoo Tai Po clinch their maiden league championship this season, but expressed his intention to leave the club in early May after the triumph.

Footballer of the year Igor Sartori’s switch to R&F Hong Kong from champions Tai Po confirmed
Unstoppable Siobhan Haughey makes it a double in Monaco with two more Hong Kong records

More national records tumble as US-based Haughey underlines her pedigree ahead of upcoming world championships, as Stephanie Au seals backstroke bronze

10 Jun 2019 - 10:56PM

More national records tumble as US-based Haughey underlines her pedigree ahead of upcoming world championships, as Stephanie Au seals backstroke bronze

Unstoppable Siobhan Haughey makes it a double in Monaco with two more Hong Kong records
Lin Gaoyuan hoping for 2020 Olympics spot after taking two titles at Hong Kong Open

The 24-year-old from Shenzhen defeats Japanese young gun Tomokazu Harimoto 4-2 in the men’s singles final having earlier won the doubles

10 Jun 2019 - 8:58AM

The 24-year-old from Shenzhen defeats Japanese young gun Tomokazu Harimoto 4-2 in the men’s singles final having earlier won the doubles

Lin Gaoyuan hoping for 2020 Olympics spot after taking two titles at Hong Kong Open
Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey defeats Olympic champion to make history at prestigious Mare Nostrum Series in Monaco

Hong Kong swimmer beats Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu in 200m freestyle

9 Jun 2019 - 6:03PM

Hong Kong swimmer beats Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu in 200m freestyle

Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey defeats Olympic champion to make history at prestigious Mare Nostrum Series in Monaco
Hong Kong Open: defending champions Wong and Doo secure vital win over Japanese table tennis rivals

The home favourites defeat Japanese mixed doubles Olympic hopes in Wan Chai

6 Jun 2019 - 11:04PM

The home favourites defeat Japanese mixed doubles Olympic hopes in Wan Chai

Hong Kong Open: defending champions Wong and Doo secure vital win over Japanese table tennis rivals
Volleyball’s ‘Ronaldo and Messi’ on collision course when Zhu Ting’s China meet Paola Egonu’s Italy in Hong Kong

Italy coach Davide Mazzanti describes rival spikers Zhu Ting and Paola Egonu as ‘Superman vs Batman’ ahead of huge clash between China and Italy.

6 Jun 2019 - 3:30AM

Italy coach Davide Mazzanti describes rival spikers Zhu Ting and Paola Egonu as ‘Superman vs Batman’ ahead of huge clash between China and Italy.

Volleyball’s ‘Ronaldo and Messi’ on collision course when Zhu Ting’s China meet Paola Egonu’s Italy in Hong Kong
Zhu Ting leads China to a winning start in women’s volleyball Nations League in Hong Kong

The Rio Olympic champions brush aside perennial rivals Japan in straight sets in their first match while Italy down the Netherlands in the night’s other match.

5 Jun 2019 - 10:30AM

The Rio Olympic champions brush aside perennial rivals Japan in straight sets in their first match while Italy down the Netherlands in the night’s other match.

Zhu Ting leads China to a winning start in women’s volleyball Nations League in Hong Kong