Mike Chan
Mike Chan
Reporter, Sport
Mike joined SCMP in 2022 with 20 years of experience in sports journalism across various platforms. Previously working in Singapore as a producer with ESPN, Mike is a true sports lover with a particular interest in basketball and football, and has been a Liverpool fan since 1988.

Victoria Park ‘no longer suitable for modern professional tennis’, city’s tennis chief Philip Mok says, hinting a move to Kai Tak Sports Park could appeal.

Hong Kong’s Glen Yang makes first start for new Kaohsiung side and earns plaudits for his performance, despite finishing on losing side against Lin and the New Taipei Kings.

Amanda Sobhy downs Egyptian Nour El Sherbini in straight games, will face defending champion Hania El Hammamy in final. Ali Farag and Paul Coll to contest men’s final.


Ali Farag ‘so relieved to see that going my way’ after he scrapes past compatriot Mazen Hesham, while Mostafa Asal is left short of court time as Tarek Momen retires ill.

Government department insists Hong Kong Basketball Association is responsible for players being left with hefty medical bills after the association bought insurance that capped payouts.

The top Hong Kong women’s player says she feels ‘confused and clueless’ after a lacklustre performance that brought a repeat of her Asian Games semi-final reverse to compatriot Simmi Chan.

City told it is missing opportunities and failing to register events with governing body – ‘There were local tournaments with huge participation but none of them were endorsed by Fiba.’

Raudondvaris and Ub Huishan NE players among those to offer praise for event after low attendances last year were improved on this time at Victoria Park.

Around 60 per cent of seats are filled, with attendance up on last year’s event, but some spectators admit they had ‘no idea’ it was taking place.

‘We’d like to work with different organisations and schools to recruit more youngsters,’ director says, adding tourism ‘is a market with great potential’ – but commitment to protect MacLehose Trail remains.

US$130,000 in prize money on the line at Victoria Park as well as a place in the finals in Saudi Arabia, while officials hope for higher attendance after last year’s half-empty debut in the city.

Runners complain about lack of food, delays and drink and toilet shortages, while HKAAA offers ‘sincere apologies’ for finish line error and says the event’s bridge location ‘raised difficulties’.

Players representing city at international events say they were forced to pay as much as HK$70,000 for their own medical care overseas, including for operations and hospital stays, because Hong Kong Basketball Association insurance policy did not cover them fully.

Kaohsiung 17LIVE Steelers have no plans to cease operations or to withdraw from league despite allegations surrounding team’s investment from Hong Kong.

Crowds gather in Wan Chai and Tsim Sha Tsui to watch Sunday’s event, with Kaiki Furuhata winning the men’s race and Hanano Kato first in the women’s.

Both drivers praise Hong Kong’s efforts in hosting despite dramatic late changes to Central Harbourfront course after construction materials were delayed.

Organisers blame ‘unforeseen’ delay with 1.225km half-mud, half-tarmac city centre circuit reduced because of late shipment of materials from South Korea.

Swedish driver Klara Andersson hails a challenging-looking brand new Central Harbourfront circuit as the World Championship comes to the city – and the region – for the first time on Saturday.

Mixed doubles pair Tang Chun-man and Tse Ying-suet win Germany Open for first title since Korea Masters in 2019. Rankings boost puts duo in reach of place in World Tour Finals.

After a draw with South Korea, China are eliminated from the AFC Women’s Olympic Asian Qualifying tournament, marking this the second Olympic Games where China will not be represented.