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CrossFit: is Scott Panchik about to replace Dre Strohm at Games champions Mayhem Freedom?

Speculation as to who will replace the departed Strohm in ‘the world’s fittest team’, but Panchik is heavily favoured by many in the CrossFit community.

10 Sep 2019 - 4:02PM

Speculation as to who will replace the departed Strohm in ‘the world’s fittest team’, but Panchik is heavily favoured by many in the CrossFit community.

CrossFit: is Scott Panchik about to replace Dre Strohm at Games champions Mayhem Freedom?
Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot visits ‘miracle doctor’ in China as he bids to recover from hip injury

The young full-back visits expert physio in China, who has helped a number of high-profile players.

9 Sep 2019 - 5:25PM

The young full-back visits expert physio in China, who has helped a number of high-profile players.

Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot visits ‘miracle doctor’ in China as he bids to recover from hip injury
Bad-boy singer-actor Steven Cheung thanks new bride and mother of his baby

The 34-year-old, who was outed as a serial cheater by three women at once, thanked his new bride Au Man-man for tolerating him. The announcement in July of their wedding came as a shock to his then girlfriend, actress April Leung.

5 Sep 2019 - 6:39PM

The 34-year-old, who was outed as a serial cheater by three women at once, thanked his new bride Au Man-man for tolerating him. The announcement in July of their wedding came as a shock to his then girlfriend, actress April Leung.

Bad-boy singer-actor Steven Cheung thanks new bride and mother of his baby
Fifa World Cup 2022: Hong Kong’s road to Qatar – interactive guide to group C with Iran, Iraq, Bahrain and Cambodia

Hong Kong have never met Iraq but have plenty of history with the rest of the group.

5 Sep 2019 - 11:53AM

Hong Kong have never met Iraq but have plenty of history with the rest of the group.

Fifa World Cup 2022: Hong Kong’s road to Qatar – interactive guide to group C with Iran, Iraq, Bahrain and Cambodia
Why Lotus Palace is a jewel in the crown of Sands Resorts Macao

The elegant restaurant has a menu full of contemporary takes on Cantonese cuisine, such as deep-fried black pepper Wagyu beef puffs and fried prawns with creamy pumpkin sauce

3 Sep 2019 - 1:15PM

The elegant restaurant has a menu full of contemporary takes on Cantonese cuisine, such as deep-fried black pepper Wagyu beef puffs and fried prawns with creamy pumpkin sauce

Why Lotus Palace is a jewel in the crown of Sands Resorts Macao
Hong Kong take silver and bronze as flying Florence Symonds announces her arrival at Asia Rugby Sevens Series

The men reach the final, but lose in a tough contest with Japan, conceding a late try to seal their fate.

2 Sep 2019 - 3:37PM

The men reach the final, but lose in a tough contest with Japan, conceding a late try to seal their fate.

Hong Kong take silver and bronze as flying Florence Symonds announces her arrival at Asia Rugby Sevens Series
Organisers of farcical Hong Kong full moon party accused of running serial scams

Luxnetworking has been accused of cheating customers after failing to reimburse them for cancelled parties. The company charged up to HK$980 a head in advance for parties in July and hasn’t refunded angry customers.

31 Aug 2019 - 6:44PM

Luxnetworking has been accused of cheating customers after failing to reimburse them for cancelled parties. The company charged up to HK$980 a head in advance for parties in July and hasn’t refunded angry customers.

Organisers of farcical Hong Kong full moon party accused of running serial scams
Newspaper Society of Hong Kong defends ‘irreplaceable role’ of print media as top leaders re-elected

Local media group re-elects president Lee Cho-jat, chairman Keith Kam and vice-chairs Siu Sai-wo and Alice Kwok – and elects 13 council members

28 Aug 2019 - 11:39PM

Local media group re-elects president Lee Cho-jat, chairman Keith Kam and vice-chairs Siu Sai-wo and Alice Kwok – and elects 13 council members

Newspaper Society of Hong Kong defends ‘irreplaceable role’ of print media as top leaders re-elected
BTS’ Japanese fan meetings cause uproar online amid Tokyo-Seoul diplomatic row

Some South Korean BTS fans have demanded the group cancel their meet-and-greet sessions with Japanese fans amid deteriorating diplomatic ties between the two countries.

28 Aug 2019 - 2:46AM

Some South Korean BTS fans have demanded the group cancel their meet-and-greet sessions with Japanese fans amid deteriorating diplomatic ties between the two countries.

BTS’ Japanese fan meetings cause uproar online amid Tokyo-Seoul diplomatic row
UTMB 2019: Wong Ho-chong and Southeast Asia’s top runners excited about Chamonix race week

ITRA’s number one ranked runners from Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines race in France with The North Face Adventure Team.

31 Aug 2019 - 10:04PM

ITRA’s number one ranked runners from Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines race in France with The North Face Adventure Team.

UTMB 2019: Wong Ho-chong and Southeast Asia’s top runners excited about Chamonix race week
MTV VMAs 2019: BTS win best group and best K-pop video – but it wasn’t without controversy

BTS won the inaugural award for best K-pop. The MTV award for best K-pop video has proved controversial, with many fans accusing the music video giant of segregating South Korean artists from the main awards.

27 Aug 2019 - 1:24PM

BTS won the inaugural award for best K-pop. The MTV award for best K-pop video has proved controversial, with many fans accusing the music video giant of segregating South Korean artists from the main awards.

MTV VMAs 2019: BTS win best group and best K-pop video – but it wasn’t without controversy
Chinese authorities question MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong over Hong Kong protest comments

MMA fighter says authorities visited him at his Beijing home after Twitter post, and admits he’s worried about deviating from official mainland view on Hong Kong.

27 Aug 2019 - 11:12AM

MMA fighter says authorities visited him at his Beijing home after Twitter post, and admits he’s worried about deviating from official mainland view on Hong Kong.

Chinese authorities question MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong over Hong Kong protest comments
Male cosmetic surgery in China: men seek treatment to help get a job, find a date, or feel more confident

Men make up 15 per cent of China’s US$70 billion-a-year aesthetic medicine industry. Hair transplants, eye bag removal, acne treatment and dental work are the procedures most commonly requested by men.

21 Aug 2019 - 3:03PM

Men make up 15 per cent of China’s US$70 billion-a-year aesthetic medicine industry. Hair transplants, eye bag removal, acne treatment and dental work are the procedures most commonly requested by men.

Male cosmetic surgery in China: men seek treatment to help get a job, find a date, or feel more confident
Thai Buddhist monks triumph in e-sports event as some fans criticise winners for wearing orange robes

Chief monk defends his boys, saying they were given a chance to compete against other students and made the most of it.

21 Aug 2019 - 1:12PM

Chief monk defends his boys, saying they were given a chance to compete against other students and made the most of it.

Thai Buddhist monks triumph in e-sports event as some fans criticise winners for wearing orange robes
Where are the best skate parks in Hong Kong? Skaters ready to make an impact in Tokyo 2020 Olympic debut?

Skateboarding moves into the mainstream with debut at Olympic Games next summer

19 Aug 2019 - 9:00AM

Skateboarding moves into the mainstream with debut at Olympic Games next summer

Where are the best skate parks in Hong Kong? Skaters ready to make an impact in Tokyo 2020 Olympic debut?
Conor McGregor allegedly punches elderly man at Irish pub as Dublin police investigate April 2019 incident

‘The Notorious’ appears to throw a punch at patron who refuses a glass of fighter’s personal Irish whiskey brand in a Dublin bar, which UFC president Dana White admits looks ‘pretty bad’

16 Aug 2019 - 10:39PM

‘The Notorious’ appears to throw a punch at patron who refuses a glass of fighter’s personal Irish whiskey brand in a Dublin bar, which UFC president Dana White admits looks ‘pretty bad’

Conor McGregor allegedly punches elderly man at Irish pub as Dublin police investigate April 2019 incident
Disney’s Mulan faces boycott calls after star Crystal Liu Yifei backs police in Hong Kong, accused of excessive force against protesters

Disney’s Mulan faces calls for a boycott after its star Liu Yifei shares a post by newspaper of Chinese Communist Party in support of Hong Kong police, accused of using excessive force against protesters. But others on social media back Liu.

16 Aug 2019 - 4:29PM

Disney’s Mulan faces calls for a boycott after its star Liu Yifei shares a post by newspaper of Chinese Communist Party in support of Hong Kong police, accused of using excessive force against protesters. But others on social media back Liu.

Disney’s Mulan faces boycott calls after star Crystal Liu Yifei backs police in Hong Kong, accused of excessive force against protesters
Ageing is an inevitable part of life – but we can control how we do it

While ageing takes a toll on your mind and body, the news is not all bad – there are positive aspects to getting old. Look out for a burst of stories from the Post about ageing over the next two weeks.

15 Aug 2019 - 7:00PM

While ageing takes a toll on your mind and body, the news is not all bad – there are positive aspects to getting old. Look out for a burst of stories from the Post about ageing over the next two weeks.

Ageing is an inevitable part of life – but we can control how we do it
Where can I find a pickup game of basketball in Hong Kong?

The city is blessed with numerous public basketball courts for you to develop your skills

15 Aug 2019 - 10:00AM

The city is blessed with numerous public basketball courts for you to develop your skills

Where can I find a pickup game of basketball in Hong Kong?
Tokyo 2020 Olympics sport climbing explained – combined format and qualification process

Everything you need to know on bouldering, speed and lead climbing as the countdown to the Olympic Games continues

13 Aug 2019 - 4:30PM

Everything you need to know on bouldering, speed and lead climbing as the countdown to the Olympic Games continues

Tokyo 2020 Olympics sport climbing explained – combined format and qualification process
At least 13 dead after Super Typhoon Lekima brings chaos to east coast of China

Sixteen missing and more than 750,000 people displaced after storm makes landfall in Zhejiang province and heads north towards Shanghai.

10 Aug 2019 - 11:22PM

Sixteen missing and more than 750,000 people displaced after storm makes landfall in Zhejiang province and heads north towards Shanghai.

At least 13 dead after Super Typhoon Lekima brings chaos to east coast of China
‘A beautiful stage closes full of great memories’ – former Uruguay and Kitchee striker Diego Forlan announces retirement

The 2010 Golden Ball winner is calling time on his playing career with his last club being Kitchee, where he scored five goals in seven appearances

7 Aug 2019 - 8:40PM

The 2010 Golden Ball winner is calling time on his playing career with his last club being Kitchee, where he scored five goals in seven appearances

‘A beautiful stage closes full of great memories’ – former Uruguay and Kitchee striker Diego Forlan announces retirement
STYLE Edit: The true story behind Alessandro Michele’s Gucci ready-to-wear fall/winter collection campaign

Italian luxury brand’s creative director teams up with fashion photographer Glen Luchford for series of images that pay homage to iconic images of 1950s to 1980s

12 Aug 2019 - 5:59PM

Italian luxury brand’s creative director teams up with fashion photographer Glen Luchford for series of images that pay homage to iconic images of 1950s to 1980s

STYLE Edit: The true story behind Alessandro Michele’s Gucci ready-to-wear fall/winter collection campaign
STYLE Edit: Gucci’s first high jewellery collection a triumph for Alessandro Michele’s poetic vision

There are more than 200 pieces in the mythical garden of Hortus Deliciarum, most of them unique

5 Aug 2019 - 9:05AM

There are more than 200 pieces in the mythical garden of Hortus Deliciarum, most of them unique

STYLE Edit: Gucci’s first high jewellery collection a triumph for Alessandro Michele’s poetic vision
Where are the best places to wakeboard in Hong Kong? Tai Tam Bay, Deep Water Bay, Sai Kung and Tolo Harbour

Hong Kong is the perfect location to take to the water, with its many bays protected from incoming swells

2 Aug 2019 - 1:00PM

Hong Kong is the perfect location to take to the water, with its many bays protected from incoming swells

Where are the best places to wakeboard in Hong Kong? Tai Tam Bay, Deep Water Bay, Sai Kung and Tolo Harbour
Holy birthday, Batman. Five things you never knew about Caped Crusader, who’s turning 80

Batman first appeared in 1939 in DC Comics, and has since appeared in comics, on TV, in films and video games. From Andy Andy Warhol to Japan’s Most Excellent Super-Bat, here are five obscure facts about the superhero.

25 Jul 2019 - 6:21PM

Batman first appeared in 1939 in DC Comics, and has since appeared in comics, on TV, in films and video games. From Andy Andy Warhol to Japan’s Most Excellent Super-Bat, here are five obscure facts about the superhero.

Holy birthday, Batman. Five things you never knew about Caped Crusader, who’s turning 80
Philippine fast food giant Jollibee spends US$350 million to buy Coffee Bean

Singapore’s wealthy Sassoon family are shareholders of the Coffee Bean chain, having brought the brand to Asia.

24 Jul 2019 - 9:06PM

Singapore’s wealthy Sassoon family are shareholders of the Coffee Bean chain, having brought the brand to Asia.

Philippine fast food giant Jollibee spends US$350 million to buy Coffee Bean
STYLE Edit: Rimowa Essential luxury suitcases add a dash of colour to travels

Three different-sized offerings are available in four hues – coral, slate, sage and saffron – inspired by natural shades seen in England, Indonesia, Australia and Italy

22 Jul 2019 - 6:25PM

Three different-sized offerings are available in four hues – coral, slate, sage and saffron – inspired by natural shades seen in England, Indonesia, Australia and Italy

STYLE Edit: Rimowa Essential luxury suitcases add a dash of colour to travels
STYLE Edit: How Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s passionate Russian affair helped inspire Le Paris Russe de Chanel collection

Russian influences in founder Coco Chanel’s life, including passionate affair with grand duke, inspire collection’s 63 pieces – from earrings and rings to headpieces and cuffs

19 Jul 2019 - 1:11PM

Russian influences in founder Coco Chanel’s life, including passionate affair with grand duke, inspire collection’s 63 pieces – from earrings and rings to headpieces and cuffs

STYLE Edit: How Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s passionate Russian affair helped inspire Le Paris Russe de Chanel collection
Millions of Gen Z Chinese have cosmetic surgery such as double eyelid operations to boost their career chances

High school graduates in China increasingly choose to go under the knife before starting college, believing it will improve their chances at work and love. One in five cosmetic surgery patients in China in 2018 were post-millennials.

16 Jul 2019 - 8:00PM

High school graduates in China increasingly choose to go under the knife before starting college, believing it will improve their chances at work and love. One in five cosmetic surgery patients in China in 2018 were post-millennials.

Millions of Gen Z Chinese have cosmetic surgery such as double eyelid operations to boost their career chances