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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Kenneth To, record-breaking Hong Kong swimmer, dies aged 26 in Florida, US – ‘a huge loss to local sports’

Holder of 17 Hong Kong swimming records felt unwell in the locker room after a practice session in Florida, and was taken to hospital where he later died.

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Kenneth To, record-breaking Hong Kong swimmer, dies aged 26 in Florida, US – ‘a huge loss to local sports’

Holder of 17 Hong Kong swimming records felt unwell in the locker room after a practice session in Florida, and was taken to hospital where he later died.

Red hot high-jumper Zhang Guowei banned by China for involvement in ‘commercial activities’
Sun Yang faces lifetime ban: Chinese swim star’s career in balance as Wada appeal to CAS to overthrow Fina inaction over doping incident

Sun Yang clashed with officials during an out-of-competition doping test at his home in Zhejiang in September last year.

14 Mar 2019 - 1:56PM
Sun Yang faces lifetime ban: Chinese swim star’s career in balance as Wada appeal to CAS to overthrow Fina inaction over doping incident

Sun Yang clashed with officials during an out-of-competition doping test at his home in Zhejiang in September last year.

China visa rejection for Kitchee striker has fans claiming ‘dirty tricks’ from Hong Kong title rivals R&F

Hong Kong Premier League club’s supporters say Guangzhou-based R&F are meddling behind the scenes, with Croatian striker Josip Tadic to miss crucial match

13 Mar 2019 - 11:11PM
China visa rejection for Kitchee striker has fans claiming ‘dirty tricks’ from Hong Kong title rivals R&F

Hong Kong Premier League club’s supporters say Guangzhou-based R&F are meddling behind the scenes, with Croatian striker Josip Tadic to miss crucial match

Hong Kong E-Prix to consider move from Central harbourfront as Formula E chiefs hold talks with government

Formula E chairman Alejandro Agag to discuss extending street circuit but organisers will consider other city locations if solution is not found.

11 Mar 2019 - 10:26AM
Hong Kong E-Prix to consider move from Central harbourfront as Formula E chiefs hold talks with government

Formula E chairman Alejandro Agag to discuss extending street circuit but organisers will consider other city locations if solution is not found.

Sarah Lee crowned sprint champion at PRURide Six Day Hong Kong series

Recently crowned double world champion showed she had not lost her form from Poland exploits by showing her class against the top European sprinters

10 Mar 2019 - 11:07PM
Sarah Lee crowned sprint champion at PRURide Six Day Hong Kong series

Recently crowned double world champion showed she had not lost her form from Poland exploits by showing her class against the top European sprinters

Sarah Lee unfazed by fifth place in keirin in Six Day Hong Kong series
  • Recently crowned double world champion says she is focusing on the women’s elite sprint title
10 Mar 2019 - 4:51PM
Sarah Lee unfazed by fifth place in keirin in Six Day Hong Kong series
  • Recently crowned double world champion says she is focusing on the women’s elite sprint title
Should Lin Dan call time on his sparkling career now and avoid potential embarrassment at a fifth Olympics?
Hong Kong PruRide Six Day Series ‘can become as popular as Rugby Sevens’
‘Fantastic’ Sarah Lee the best on the planet, says former world champion Nicky Degrendele
  • The 2018 world champion from Belgium is left in no doubt as to who is the world’s most dominant rider at the moment
6 Mar 2019 - 11:34PM
‘Fantastic’ Sarah Lee the best on the planet, says former world champion Nicky Degrendele
  • The 2018 world champion from Belgium is left in no doubt as to who is the world’s most dominant rider at the moment
Kitchee return ‘home’ for first time since Typhoon Mangkhut devastation
  • Repairs expected to cost more than HK$10 million as players return to their training centre for the first time in six months
6 Mar 2019 - 10:31PM
Kitchee return ‘home’ for first time since Typhoon Mangkhut devastation
  • Repairs expected to cost more than HK$10 million as players return to their training centre for the first time in six months
Kristina Vogel’s absence made it easier for me, admits double world champion Sarah Lee
  • Hong Kong superstar says paralysed German Olympic champion offered her encouragement as they met briefly at the world championships in Pruszkow
5 Mar 2019 - 10:37PM
Kristina Vogel’s absence made it easier for me, admits double world champion Sarah Lee
  • Hong Kong superstar says paralysed German Olympic champion offered her encouragement as they met briefly at the world championships in Pruszkow
Opinion | Formula E: Hong Kong E-Prix can solve its street circuit headache with move to Tsim Sha Tsui

Organisers must extend Central harbourfront circuit next year or find another street track, otherwise Asia’s self-proclaimed events capital will lose one of its flagship showpieces

5 Mar 2019 - 10:37PM
Formula E: Hong Kong E-Prix can solve its street circuit headache with move to Tsim Sha Tsui

Organisers must extend Central harbourfront circuit next year or find another street track, otherwise Asia’s self-proclaimed events capital will lose one of its flagship showpieces

Sarah Lee makes history for Hong Kong at world championships – now it’s time for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Sarah Lee Wai-sze hopes her form can continue until next summer’s Games after becoming first Hong Kong rider to win two gold medals at a world championships

4 Mar 2019 - 10:19PM
Sarah Lee makes history for Hong Kong at world championships – now it’s time for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Sarah Lee Wai-sze hopes her form can continue until next summer’s Games after becoming first Hong Kong rider to win two gold medals at a world championships

Sarah Lee is world champion at last: Hong Kong rider defeats Stephanie Morton in sprint final

Lee finally stands atop the podium in Pruszkow, Poland after finishing third in 2013 and 2017, and now turns her attention to Sunday’s keirin

2 Mar 2019 - 10:55PM
Sarah Lee is world champion at last: Hong Kong rider defeats Stephanie Morton in sprint final

Lee finally stands atop the podium in Pruszkow, Poland after finishing third in 2013 and 2017, and now turns her attention to Sunday’s keirin

Chinese Super League: CFA rules naturalised players can’t represent new teams on the eve of new season start

Beijing Guoan have signed two naturalised players but they could be ineligible to play against Wuhan in their CSL opener

1 Mar 2019 - 10:38PM
Chinese Super League: CFA rules naturalised players can’t represent new teams on the eve of new season start

Beijing Guoan have signed two naturalised players but they could be ineligible to play against Wuhan in their CSL opener

More support for HK athletes in education and retirement benefits, but no extra money for those heading for Tokyo Olympics

Financial Secretary will inject HK$250 million into the Athletes Fund to give elite athletes more support

27 Feb 2019 - 6:08PM
More support for HK athletes in education and retirement benefits, but no extra money for those heading for Tokyo Olympics

Financial Secretary will inject HK$250 million into the Athletes Fund to give elite athletes more support

Annie Au makes Hong Kong history by reaching last eight of world squash championships
  • The 30-year-old defeats former world champion Laura Massaro and has a fair chance of going further into the draw in Chicago tournament
26 Feb 2019 - 10:11PM
Annie Au makes Hong Kong history by reaching last eight of world squash championships
  • The 30-year-old defeats former world champion Laura Massaro and has a fair chance of going further into the draw in Chicago tournament
Hong Kong’s private sports clubs warned land premiums are coming in 2027 and facilities must be open to public
  • Private sports clubs will be required to pay one-third of the premium at full market value when renewing their land use contract
25 Feb 2019 - 11:27PM
Hong Kong’s private sports clubs warned land premiums are coming in 2027 and facilities must be open to public
  • Private sports clubs will be required to pay one-third of the premium at full market value when renewing their land use contract
Paris Olympics: no karate at 2024 Games but Grace Lau focused on making it to Tokyo 2020
  • Martial art misses out while surfing, skateboarding, climbing and breakdancing included
22 Feb 2019 - 10:51PM
Paris Olympics: no karate at 2024 Games but Grace Lau focused on making it to Tokyo 2020
  • Martial art misses out while surfing, skateboarding, climbing and breakdancing included
Opinion | Face it, the Hong Kong Golf Club needs a friendly landlord more than the doomed Old Course

Any legal challenge would be folly after Carrie Lam condemns century-old course to build housing

21 Feb 2019 - 5:47PM
Face it, the Hong Kong Golf Club needs a friendly landlord more than the doomed Old Course

Any legal challenge would be folly after Carrie Lam condemns century-old course to build housing

Hong Kong Marathon: youngster Hanniel Chow makes a statement – now he has to be wooed full-time
  • The 21-year-old steeplechase record holder may target 2024 Paris Olympics if he decides to continue in marathon
7 Mar 2019 - 12:35PM
Hong Kong Marathon: youngster Hanniel Chow makes a statement – now he has to be wooed full-time
  • The 21-year-old steeplechase record holder may target 2024 Paris Olympics if he decides to continue in marathon
Hong Kong Marathon: organisers relieved as record performances overshadow casualty list

Cooler conditions allow athletes to set new benchmarks and claim bonuses, but 10,000 runners still fail to show up for showpiece

7 Mar 2019 - 12:28PM
Hong Kong Marathon: organisers relieved as record performances overshadow casualty list

Cooler conditions allow athletes to set new benchmarks and claim bonuses, but 10,000 runners still fail to show up for showpiece

Hong Kong Marathon: Tokyo Olympic Games could remain a dream for local female marathon runners fears coach

Four women’s runners will be attempting the marathon qualifying mark but coach Murao said it would be very difficult

16 Feb 2019 - 5:38PM
Hong Kong Marathon: Tokyo Olympic Games could remain a dream for local female marathon runners fears coach

Four women’s runners will be attempting the marathon qualifying mark but coach Murao said it would be very difficult

Hong Kong Marathon: 50 years of the event that has grown from just 28 runners to over 74,000
  • Event was first held in 1969 to celebrate the then newly open Yuen Long Stadium
16 Feb 2019 - 4:10PM
Hong Kong Marathon: 50 years of the event that has grown from just 28 runners to over 74,000
  • Event was first held in 1969 to celebrate the then newly open Yuen Long Stadium
Hong Kong Marathon: high humidity could affect 74,000 runners at Sunday showpiece, experts warn

Weather forecast says the maximum humidity could reach 95 per cent with temperatures set to reach 21 degrees Celsius

16 Feb 2019 - 8:02AM
Hong Kong Marathon: high humidity could affect 74,000 runners at Sunday showpiece, experts warn

Weather forecast says the maximum humidity could reach 95 per cent with temperatures set to reach 21 degrees Celsius

Hong Kong Marathon: Former Kenyan runner Eunice Chumba aims for victory representing Bahrain
Hong Kong Marathon: what’s the best thing to eat in anticipation of the big race? Carbo-loading starts now

Carbohydrates are required for marathon runners to avoid ‘hitting the wall’, but don’t forget to eat your breakfast two hours before the race, says expert

15 Feb 2019 - 8:08PM
Hong Kong Marathon: what’s the best thing to eat in anticipation of the big race? Carbo-loading starts now

Carbohydrates are required for marathon runners to avoid ‘hitting the wall’, but don’t forget to eat your breakfast two hours before the race, says expert

Hong Kong Marathon runner Leanne Szeto shies away from bauhinia controversy after police inquiries

Leanne Szeto will not wear the same bauhinia sports gear that landed her in trouble with police last month

14 Feb 2019 - 11:20AM
Hong Kong Marathon runner Leanne Szeto shies away from bauhinia controversy after police inquiries

Leanne Szeto will not wear the same bauhinia sports gear that landed her in trouble with police last month

Hong Kong Marathon: 100 roving medical teams bolster response effort after recent deaths
  • Total number of medical staff on duty will reach 900 as organisers look to improve safety after four deaths in the past decade
13 Feb 2019 - 10:39PM
Hong Kong Marathon: 100 roving medical teams bolster response effort after recent deaths
  • Total number of medical staff on duty will reach 900 as organisers look to improve safety after four deaths in the past decade
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