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Hong Kong rowing star Lee Ka-man retires with injury, ending stellar career and dreams of final hurrah at Tokyo Olympics

The 34-year-old, a four-time Asian Games medallist and two-time Olympian, is forced to give up on trying to qualify for Tokyo after battling a recurring injury.

19 Oct 2020 - 10:34PM

The 34-year-old, a four-time Asian Games medallist and two-time Olympian, is forced to give up on trying to qualify for Tokyo after battling a recurring injury.

Hong Kong rowing star Lee Ka-man retires with injury, ending stellar career and dreams of final hurrah at Tokyo Olympics
Hong Kong’s Festival of Sport goes top of the table to promote home exercise and healthy living during Covid-19 restrictions

Well-known Hong Kong athletes are depicted performing their skills on a table top, while others feature in videos exercising with their families.

12 Oct 2020 - 12:00PM

Well-known Hong Kong athletes are depicted performing their skills on a table top, while others feature in videos exercising with their families.

Hong Kong’s Festival of Sport goes top of the table to promote home exercise and healthy living during Covid-19 restrictions
Hong Kong tennis coaches want courts to stay open despite the threat of future spikes in Covid-19 cases

Former Davis Cup player Jason Sankey says ‘you can’t stop people from working and then not support them’ as he calls for better guidelines for allowing coaches to keep working.

12 Oct 2020 - 9:41AM

Former Davis Cup player Jason Sankey says ‘you can’t stop people from working and then not support them’ as he calls for better guidelines for allowing coaches to keep working.

Hong Kong tennis coaches want courts to stay open despite the threat of future spikes in Covid-19 cases
Paralympics: Sailability Hong Kong’s Kay Rawbone joins global campaign to reinstate sailing in Para Games

More than 40 countries now have disabled sailing programmes after the sport was removed from the roster because of a lack of entries.

9 Oct 2020 - 10:38AM

More than 40 countries now have disabled sailing programmes after the sport was removed from the roster because of a lack of entries.

Paralympics: Sailability Hong Kong’s Kay Rawbone joins global campaign to reinstate sailing in Para Games
Filipino football stalwart Cristina Ramos says women who speak up about sexual harassment are portrayed as troublemakers

The daughter of former Philippines President Fidel Ramos says women are often depicted as troublemakers when they speak up about harassment.

4 Oct 2020 - 10:54PM

The daughter of former Philippines President Fidel Ramos says women are often depicted as troublemakers when they speak up about harassment.

Filipino football stalwart Cristina Ramos says women who speak up about sexual harassment are portrayed as troublemakers
Covid-19: Hong Kong Open pushed to 2021 with golf’s European and Asian Tours keen to ensure event goes ahead

Officials from sanctioning bodies and Hong Kong Golf Association say they are looking for a suitable date for the tournament after the new year.

30 Sep 2020 - 10:46PM

Officials from sanctioning bodies and Hong Kong Golf Association say they are looking for a suitable date for the tournament after the new year.

Covid-19: Hong Kong Open pushed to 2021 with golf’s European and Asian Tours keen to ensure event goes ahead
Hong Kong Premier League cricket returns in October with extra vigilance on anti-corruption code and Covid-19 guidelines

Around 13,000 viewers watched the last match of the previous season in March, with many overseas fans tuning into online broadcasts

27 Sep 2020 - 12:36PM

Around 13,000 viewers watched the last match of the previous season in March, with many overseas fans tuning into online broadcasts

Hong Kong Premier League cricket returns in October with extra vigilance on anti-corruption code and Covid-19 guidelines
Ole No Corona: Cafu, Zico, Pele and other Brazil stars donate items to raise funds to help protect homeless against Covid-19

The campaign is launched by veteran journalist Ricardo Setyon, whose contacts forged over more than 30 years include the country’s biggest stars.

20 Sep 2020 - 10:38AM

The campaign is launched by veteran journalist Ricardo Setyon, whose contacts forged over more than 30 years include the country’s biggest stars.

Ole No Corona: Cafu, Zico, Pele and other Brazil stars donate items to raise funds to help protect homeless against Covid-19
Match-fixing: ‘more than 10 suspicious basketball games’ in Asian league with Covid-19 crisis poised to cause rise in corrupt practices

Sports integrity services provider Sportradar says players and officials are more vulnerable to corrupt approaches as Asia leads the way in global betting.

19 Sep 2020 - 12:14AM

Sports integrity services provider Sportradar says players and officials are more vulnerable to corrupt approaches as Asia leads the way in global betting.

Match-fixing: ‘more than 10 suspicious basketball games’ in Asian league with Covid-19 crisis poised to cause rise in corrupt practices
Wrestler Navid Afkari ‘executed’: human rights groups call for Iran to be expelled from international sport

Reports quoting Iran’s official state media say the 27-year-old was hanged on Saturday morning, with rights groups demanding sanctions against Iran

12 Sep 2020 - 10:34PM

Reports quoting Iran’s official state media say the 27-year-old was hanged on Saturday morning, with rights groups demanding sanctions against Iran

Wrestler Navid Afkari ‘executed’: human rights groups call for Iran to be expelled from international sport
How Hong Kong football went from Asia’s top league to second tier

The 1986 decision to ban all foreign players from the Hong Kong First Division was the beginning of the end for the city’s top flight and the league has never been the same again.

11 Sep 2020 - 5:00PM

The 1986 decision to ban all foreign players from the Hong Kong First Division was the beginning of the end for the city’s top flight and the league has never been the same again.

How Hong Kong football went from Asia’s top league to second tier
AFC hails Hong Kong’s role in opening Asian football to foreign talent

AFC general secretary Windsor John says Hong Kong has been among the pioneers of Asian football, providing the body with its first four presidents.

11 Sep 2020 - 2:00PM

AFC general secretary Windsor John says Hong Kong has been among the pioneers of Asian football, providing the body with its first four presidents.

AFC hails Hong Kong’s role in opening Asian football to foreign talent
Who was Ian Petrie? – Hong Kong Rangers founder a revolutionary who squandered success with his inability to cultivate people

Petrie broke barriers with his three historic signings but they were gone inside two years, with reports of him being chased down Leighton Road by a Chinese player wielding a hatchet.

10 Sep 2020 - 5:00PM

Petrie broke barriers with his three historic signings but they were gone inside two years, with reports of him being chased down Leighton Road by a Chinese player wielding a hatchet.

Who was Ian Petrie? – Hong Kong Rangers founder a revolutionary who squandered success with his inability to cultivate people
When Hong Kong football made history – 50 years since the first Western pros landed in Asia to play for Rangers

Derek Currie, Walter Gerrard and Jackie Trainer are the first Western pros to play in Asia, opening the doors for a flood of foreign talent from around the world.

10 Sep 2020 - 6:17PM

Derek Currie, Walter Gerrard and Jackie Trainer are the first Western pros to play in Asia, opening the doors for a flood of foreign talent from around the world.

When Hong Kong football made history – 50 years since the first Western pros landed in Asia to play for Rangers
AFC secure Eastern Europe broadcast deal amid reports it is revising lucrative contract with Chinese-owned FMA

The deal with SIA Sports Media Group, brokered by FMA, will offer matches to viewers in Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

5 Sep 2020 - 3:00PM

The deal with SIA Sports Media Group, brokered by FMA, will offer matches to viewers in Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

AFC secure Eastern Europe broadcast deal amid reports it is revising lucrative contract with Chinese-owned FMA
Hong Kong Open missing from European Tour schedule but organisers hopeful of rejoining golf circuit

Covid-19 restrictions rule out holding the event in November but organisers say they are ‘reviewing suitable options’ to stage the tournament.

4 Sep 2020 - 10:28PM

Covid-19 restrictions rule out holding the event in November but organisers say they are ‘reviewing suitable options’ to stage the tournament.

Hong Kong Open missing from European Tour schedule but organisers hopeful of rejoining golf circuit
Coronavirus: 700 Hong Kong tennis coaches can return to work but group wants better protection for sports over future lockdowns

Hong Kong Tennis Associations says it will lobby the government to refine its policies on shutdowns while fencing coach Wong Tsan is still waiting to reopen his academy.

30 Aug 2020 - 3:14PM

Hong Kong Tennis Associations says it will lobby the government to refine its policies on shutdowns while fencing coach Wong Tsan is still waiting to reopen his academy.

Coronavirus: 700 Hong Kong tennis coaches can return to work but group wants better protection for sports over future lockdowns
Covid-19 crisis: group calls for judicial review of Hong Kong government’s closure of sports facilities as coaches struggle to survive

Ex-player Andy Brothers wants to know why some business are allowed to remain open while sports facilities are closed during the third wave of Covid-19 infections.

20 Aug 2020 - 10:22PM

Ex-player Andy Brothers wants to know why some business are allowed to remain open while sports facilities are closed during the third wave of Covid-19 infections.

Covid-19 crisis: group calls for judicial review of Hong Kong government’s closure of sports facilities as coaches struggle to survive
Lacrosse arena is new battlefield in Iroquois Native Americans’ fight for recognition of sovereignty as place in 2022 World Games beckons

The Iroquois Nationals men’s team, whose ancestors originated the sport, want to play in the 2022 World Games, with Hong Kong and China backing their bid.

17 Aug 2020 - 9:26AM

The Iroquois Nationals men’s team, whose ancestors originated the sport, want to play in the 2022 World Games, with Hong Kong and China backing their bid.

Lacrosse arena is new battlefield in Iroquois Native Americans’ fight for recognition of sovereignty as place in 2022 World Games beckons
Sailability Hong Kong co-founder Mike Rawbone dies, aged 75; community mourns pioneer who gave sailing to poor, disabled and minorities

Rawbone and his wife Kay founded the charity in 2009 at the Hebe Haven Yacht Club, helping those with physical and intellectual disabilities find joy in sailing.

6 Aug 2020 - 5:05PM

Rawbone and his wife Kay founded the charity in 2009 at the Hebe Haven Yacht Club, helping those with physical and intellectual disabilities find joy in sailing.

Sailability Hong Kong co-founder Mike Rawbone dies, aged 75; community mourns pioneer who gave sailing to poor, disabled and minorities
Kelvin Lau raises US$323,000 for leukaemia treatment in one day: athletes’ group praises generosity of Hong Kong people

An emotional and overwhelmed Kelvin Lau Tsz-ho thanks all his supporters after receiving four times the target amount to treat his condition, which was first diagnosed during the 2018 Asian Games.

4 Aug 2020 - 9:29AM

An emotional and overwhelmed Kelvin Lau Tsz-ho thanks all his supporters after receiving four times the target amount to treat his condition, which was first diagnosed during the 2018 Asian Games.

Kelvin Lau raises US$323,000 for leukaemia treatment in one day: athletes’ group praises generosity of Hong Kong people
Cancer returns for Hong Kong athlete Kelvin Lau as he tries to raise US$77,000 for medical costs

The 25-year-old beach volleyball player had a bone-marrow transplant in February 2019 after being diagnosed during the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.

3 Aug 2020 - 10:25PM

The 25-year-old beach volleyball player had a bone-marrow transplant in February 2019 after being diagnosed during the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.

Cancer returns for Hong Kong athlete Kelvin Lau as he tries to raise US$77,000 for medical costs
Iran’s Afshin Ghotbi says Chinese football can be world-class as he prepares Shijiazhuang for Super League start

Much-travelled Ghotbi, who helped South Korea reach the 2002 World Cup semi-finals, says he is fascinated by China’s culture and its people

25 Jul 2020 - 12:13PM

Much-travelled Ghotbi, who helped South Korea reach the 2002 World Cup semi-finals, says he is fascinated by China’s culture and its people

Iran’s Afshin Ghotbi says Chinese football can be world-class as he prepares Shijiazhuang for Super League start
Tokyo Games countdown: ‘tough year’ for Hong Kong athletes as Covid-19 casts cloud over preparations

Hong Kong Olympic officials Kenneth Kwok and Vivien Lau say many athletes are struggling because of uncertainty over qualifying competitions

24 Jul 2020 - 3:08PM

Hong Kong Olympic officials Kenneth Kwok and Vivien Lau say many athletes are struggling because of uncertainty over qualifying competitions

Tokyo Games countdown: ‘tough year’ for Hong Kong athletes as Covid-19 casts cloud over preparations
Tokyo Games countdown: Hong Kong athletes try to stay strong as surge in Covid-19 cases dampens Olympic mood

Sarah Lee, Vivian Kong and Grace Lau say the one-year countdown to rescheduled Tokyo Olympics is overshadowed by the pandemic, while Angus Ng says he struggled to stay motivated.

23 Jul 2020 - 9:00AM

Sarah Lee, Vivian Kong and Grace Lau say the one-year countdown to rescheduled Tokyo Olympics is overshadowed by the pandemic, while Angus Ng says he struggled to stay motivated.

Tokyo Games countdown: Hong Kong athletes try to stay strong as surge in Covid-19 cases dampens Olympic mood
Beijing Olympics: IOC chief Thomas Bach says warning against boycotts unrelated to 2022 Winter Games

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says he is confident China will fulfil its commitments to human rights amid criticism of its treatment of Uygur Muslims.

18 Jul 2020 - 10:29PM

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says he is confident China will fulfil its commitments to human rights amid criticism of its treatment of Uygur Muslims.

Beijing Olympics: IOC chief Thomas Bach says warning against boycotts unrelated to 2022 Winter Games
Cricket returns to Hong Kong as U19 players battle for places in World Cup qualifying squad

The under-19 50-over Cup is under way with competitive cricket being played in Hong Kong for the first time since Covid-19 restrictions were imposed

13 Jul 2020 - 9:56PM

The under-19 50-over Cup is under way with competitive cricket being played in Hong Kong for the first time since Covid-19 restrictions were imposed

Cricket returns to Hong Kong as U19 players battle for places in World Cup qualifying squad
Jack Charlton in Hong Kong – Derek Currie recalls ‘Big Man’ tales of governor, Pope and attending stranger’s birthday party

Jack Charlton made several visits to Hong Kong in the 1990s, including as a special guest for the 1995 Lunar New Year Cup draw.

13 Jul 2020 - 1:58PM

Jack Charlton made several visits to Hong Kong in the 1990s, including as a special guest for the 1995 Lunar New Year Cup draw.

Jack Charlton in Hong Kong – Derek Currie recalls ‘Big Man’ tales of governor, Pope and attending stranger’s birthday party
Filipino Rob Fogerty set to play in Hong Kong as Valley RFC step up recruitment drive

South African Siya Alam joins Fogerty and three other new recruits in the Valley squad for next season

12 Jul 2020 - 11:09AM

South African Siya Alam joins Fogerty and three other new recruits in the Valley squad for next season

Filipino Rob Fogerty set to play in Hong Kong as Valley RFC step up recruitment drive
Cricket returns to Craigengower for first time since 1976 as club looks to help speed up development of local players

The club is continuing to sponsor the governing body’s ‘Cricket For All’ vision financially and with its Braidwood centre indoor venue.

10 Jul 2020 - 10:31AM

The club is continuing to sponsor the governing body’s ‘Cricket For All’ vision financially and with its Braidwood centre indoor venue.

Cricket returns to Craigengower for first time since 1976 as club looks to help speed up development of local players