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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Vera Lui scarred for life after #MeToo nightmare – ‘it will always be ingrained in my mind’

Hurdler’s former school coach acquitted in sexual assault case but Lui ‘will not be able to erase the memory of it’.

25 May 2019 - 9:19PM

Hurdler’s former school coach acquitted in sexual assault case but Lui ‘will not be able to erase the memory of it’.

Vera Lui scarred for life after #MeToo nightmare – ‘it will always be ingrained in my mind’
Lunar New Year Cup set for a boost after increased funding makes HK$10 million available to attract bigger clubs

Vice chairman Pui Kwan-kay wants stronger teams for Lunar New Year Cup with government financial backing

23 May 2019 - 10:59PM

Vice chairman Pui Kwan-kay wants stronger teams for Lunar New Year Cup with government financial backing

Lunar New Year Cup set for a boost after increased funding makes HK$10 million available to attract bigger clubs
Tears of joy for Igor Sartori after he’s voted Hong Kong Footballer of the Year

The 26-year-old Brazilian wins the award for the first time but wasn’t giving anything away as to where he is headed next season.

23 May 2019 - 2:09AM

The 26-year-old Brazilian wins the award for the first time but wasn’t giving anything away as to where he is headed next season.

Tears of joy for Igor Sartori after he’s voted Hong Kong Footballer of the Year
Hong Kong’s Vivian Kong regains fencing world number one spot after bronze medal in Dubai

The 25 year-old captures four podium finishes out of five World Cup series this season with victories in Havana and Barcelona

21 May 2019 - 10:35PM

The 25 year-old captures four podium finishes out of five World Cup series this season with victories in Havana and Barcelona

Hong Kong’s Vivian Kong regains fencing world number one spot after bronze medal in Dubai
WoFoo Tai Po celebrate league success in an open-top bus, but club’s future hangs in the balance

New Territories club complete their league campaign on a winning note by defeating Dreams FC 3-1 as they celebrate title in style on last day of campaign

20 May 2019 - 2:54PM

New Territories club complete their league campaign on a winning note by defeating Dreams FC 3-1 as they celebrate title in style on last day of campaign

WoFoo Tai Po celebrate league success in an open-top bus, but club’s future hangs in the balance
Hong Kong faces stiff competition from Chinese cities to bring back sailing’s Ocean Race in 2022

The next edition of the race will begin in Alicante in 2021 and come to Asia in early 2022

18 May 2019 - 8:00AM

The next edition of the race will begin in Alicante in 2021 and come to Asia in early 2022

Hong Kong faces stiff competition from Chinese cities to bring back sailing’s Ocean Race in 2022
Pui Kwan-kay poised to succeed outgoing Brian Leung as Hong Kong Football Association chairman

Pui can help retain the crucial HK$25 million government subvention that ends next year.

15 May 2019 - 10:45PM

Pui can help retain the crucial HK$25 million government subvention that ends next year.

Pui Kwan-kay poised to succeed outgoing Brian Leung as Hong Kong Football Association chairman
It’s fantastic Lin Dan is still winning tournaments at 35, says former Olympic champion Hoyer

Danish great admires the Chinese legend as the two-time Olympic champion attempts to qualify for his fifth Games in Tokyo next year

13 May 2019 - 10:33PM

Danish great admires the Chinese legend as the two-time Olympic champion attempts to qualify for his fifth Games in Tokyo next year

It’s fantastic Lin Dan is still winning tournaments at 35, says former Olympic champion Hoyer
Karate Olympic hopeful Grace Lau strikes gold to the delight of her mother

Lau, who is hoping to qualify for Tokyo, is third in the point standings for the Olympic qualifiers as mother watches in the stands after winning display

11 May 2019 - 11:05PM

Lau, who is hoping to qualify for Tokyo, is third in the point standings for the Olympic qualifiers as mother watches in the stands after winning display

Karate Olympic hopeful Grace Lau strikes gold to the delight of her mother
Viu TV will show some Euro 2020 matches for free after Now TV secures live broadcasts rights for Hong Kong

All 51 matches from 2020 Uefa European Championship to be broadcast live on Now TV in Hong Kong, with free-to-air channel Viu TV getting some games.

10 May 2019 - 10:18PM

All 51 matches from 2020 Uefa European Championship to be broadcast live on Now TV in Hong Kong, with free-to-air channel Viu TV getting some games.

Viu TV will show some Euro 2020 matches for free after Now TV secures live broadcasts rights for Hong Kong
Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian faces hectic schedule before 2019 World Championships in Doha

The sprint sensation begins his 100-metre season next week on home soil, and will compete in six Diamond League meets before World Championships

9 May 2019 - 3:38PM

The sprint sensation begins his 100-metre season next week on home soil, and will compete in six Diamond League meets before World Championships

Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian faces hectic schedule before 2019 World Championships in Doha
I can match the world’s best in two years’ time, says figure skater Christy Leung Yi after Saitama sensation

The 16-year-old talent, who trains in the United States, dominates senior category at Hong Kong championships after shining at Worlds in Japan

8 May 2019 - 10:35PM

The 16-year-old talent, who trains in the United States, dominates senior category at Hong Kong championships after shining at Worlds in Japan

I can match the world’s best in two years’ time, says figure skater Christy Leung Yi after Saitama sensation
World’s highest-paid volleyball player Zhu Ting gives up millions to return to China for 2020 Olympics preparation

The 24-year-old is earning €1.5 million a year at her Istanbul club, but will join a Chinese team next season to prepare for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

8 May 2019 - 1:45PM

The 24-year-old is earning €1.5 million a year at her Istanbul club, but will join a Chinese team next season to prepare for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

World’s highest-paid volleyball player Zhu Ting gives up millions to return to China for 2020 Olympics preparation
Fencing star Vivian Kong’s reign at the top ends as she slips to No 3

The 25-year-old is beaten in the quarter-finals of the Cali Grand Prix by China’s Sun Yiwen but only four points separate the world’s top three fencers

7 May 2019 - 6:28PM

The 25-year-old is beaten in the quarter-finals of the Cali Grand Prix by China’s Sun Yiwen but only four points separate the world’s top three fencers

Fencing star Vivian Kong’s reign at the top ends as she slips to No 3
Vera Lui wins her 100m hurdles final in a disappointing 13.55 seconds at wet Hong Kong Championships

Hong Kong’s top hurdler didn’t have a lead up race going into final after heat was cancelled when two runners turned up late at Wan Chai Sports Ground

5 May 2019 - 10:48PM

Hong Kong’s top hurdler didn’t have a lead up race going into final after heat was cancelled when two runners turned up late at Wan Chai Sports Ground

Vera Lui wins her 100m hurdles final in a disappointing 13.55 seconds at wet Hong Kong Championships
‘We never expected to win ... never’ – Tai Po make history in Hong Kong Premier League

Coach says a club doesn’t have to be the biggest spenders in the league to earn title success as they become the first district team to clinch prestigious title

4 May 2019 - 11:00PM

Coach says a club doesn’t have to be the biggest spenders in the league to earn title success as they become the first district team to clinch prestigious title

‘We never expected to win ... never’ – Tai Po make history in Hong Kong Premier League
Hong Kong football will die without government funding when money runs out next year, says FA chief

HKFA appoints experienced administrator Paul Woodland as new chief executive to ensure funding continuity

3 May 2019 - 9:57AM

HKFA appoints experienced administrator Paul Woodland as new chief executive to ensure funding continuity

Hong Kong football will die without government funding when money runs out next year, says FA chief
Cecilia Yeung leaps giant hurdles to show she’s flying high ahead of Hong Kong Championships

The Hong Kong high jumper will be given the opportunity of face the reigning Asian champion at the Hong Kong meet

30 Apr 2019 - 5:15PM

The Hong Kong high jumper will be given the opportunity of face the reigning Asian champion at the Hong Kong meet

Cecilia Yeung leaps giant hurdles to show she’s flying high ahead of Hong Kong Championships
Opinion | Ma Long is without doubt China’s best table tennis player but the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will prove he is the best ever

The 30-year-old Chinese wins his third consecutive World Championship in Budapest on Sunday, but with three Olympic golds also under his belt, Ma will become the best ever if he wins again at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

29 Apr 2019 - 10:14PM

The 30-year-old Chinese wins his third consecutive World Championship in Budapest on Sunday, but with three Olympic golds also under his belt, Ma will become the best ever if he wins again at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Ma Long is without doubt China’s best table tennis player but the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will prove he is the best ever
Hong Kong hurdler Vera Lui sets personal best at Asian Championships; narrowly misses out on podium finish
Opinion | With a world-class sports park, Hong Kong should aspire to nothing less than an Asian Games

The HK$30 billion Kai Tak park is the government’s most important investment in sports infrastructure

27 Apr 2019 - 9:15PM

The HK$30 billion Kai Tak park is the government’s most important investment in sports infrastructure

With a world-class sports park, Hong Kong should aspire to nothing less than an Asian Games
Kai Tak Sports Park operator to be hit with huge fines for failing to fill facilities; HK$4.3m per day for construction delay

Operator of Sports Park, set to be opened in 2023, can be hit with HK$500,000 fine for not meeting usage requirements

23 Apr 2019 - 11:30PM

Operator of Sports Park, set to be opened in 2023, can be hit with HK$500,000 fine for not meeting usage requirements

Kai Tak Sports Park operator to be hit with huge fines for failing to fill facilities; HK$4.3m per day for construction delay
Pitch concerns resurface as Manchester City confirm summer date with Kitchee at Hong Kong Stadium

Defending Premier League champions return to Hong Kong for the first time since 2013 as part of extensive Asian summer tour

19 Apr 2019 - 10:32PM

Defending Premier League champions return to Hong Kong for the first time since 2013 as part of extensive Asian summer tour

Pitch concerns resurface as Manchester City confirm summer date with Kitchee at Hong Kong Stadium
Hong Kong Lacrosse Open: hosts kick off campaign with defence of men’s and women’s crowns the top priority

The annual Hong Kong showpiece has quickly become one of the most competitive tournaments in the region

18 Apr 2019 - 10:42PM

The annual Hong Kong showpiece has quickly become one of the most competitive tournaments in the region

Hong Kong Lacrosse Open: hosts kick off campaign with defence of men’s and women’s crowns the top priority
Watch: China table tennis great Ma Long hits trick shots in promotional video

See how many shots the China team captain need to smash an egg

17 Apr 2019 - 9:57PM

See how many shots the China team captain need to smash an egg

Watch: China table tennis great Ma Long hits trick shots in promotional video
Siobhan Haughey secures Tokyo 2020 qualification as she breaks her own national record with lightning fast showing
‘Kenneth To would be watching us from above’ – men’s 400m freestyle record tumble in Olympic qualifier

The 16-year-old is hoping Hong Kong men will qualify for the Olympics for the first time as he smashes his own national record by more than two seconds

13 Apr 2019 - 10:52PM

The 16-year-old is hoping Hong Kong men will qualify for the Olympics for the first time as he smashes his own national record by more than two seconds

‘Kenneth To would be watching us from above’ – men’s 400m freestyle record tumble in Olympic qualifier
Hong Kong scramble through to sevens quarter-finals by the skin of their teeth

Hong Kong lose their opening two games but beat Uganda to finish as the two best third-placed teams

4 Apr 2019 - 10:21PM

Hong Kong lose their opening two games but beat Uganda to finish as the two best third-placed teams

Hong Kong scramble through to sevens quarter-finals by the skin of their teeth
China ‘dragon’ Ma Long breathes fire again with record 27th tour title and is ready to prove too hot at the Tokyo Olympics

Former world number one is back in business after defeating compatriot Lin in the men’s singles final at the Qatar Open

1 Apr 2019 - 10:03PM

Former world number one is back in business after defeating compatriot Lin in the men’s singles final at the Qatar Open

China ‘dragon’ Ma Long breathes fire again with record 27th tour title and is ready to prove too hot at the Tokyo Olympics
Former Finland coach Mixu Paatelainen tipped to take over as Hong Kong coach

The 52-year-old excelled as a striker for his country and has a wealth of managerial experience

30 Mar 2019 - 11:50PM

The 52-year-old excelled as a striker for his country and has a wealth of managerial experience

Former Finland coach Mixu Paatelainen tipped to take over as Hong Kong coach