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Olympic gold medalist Eileen Gu poses with her three medals before a commendation ceremony at the Great Hall of the People. Photo: AP

Eileen Gu’s love for Chinese food catches Xi Jinping’s attention

President Xi singles out double gold medallist for her fondness for Chinese snacks during awards ceremony to celebrate heroes of the Winter Olympics.

18 Apr 2022 - 5:20PM
Hong Kong Alpine skier Adrian Yung Hau-tsuen after his men’s giant slalom event at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre. Photo: SF&OC

Skier Yung wants to repay Hong Kong fans with better results – and Cantonese

The 17-year-old reflects on ‘incredible’ support despite ‘nightmare’ runs at Beijing Winter Olympics, where he gained even bigger following for his interviews in Oxford English-infused Cantonese.

18 Mar 2022 - 8:30AM
Hong Kong tennis player Coleman Wong Chak-lam in the Australian Open Junior Championships junior boys’ doubles final event. Photo: @arckphoto

Hong Kong trio picked for HKU’s ‘top athletes direct admissions scheme’

Coleman Wong, Adrian Yung and Russell Aylsworth to receive HK$400,000 scholarships, as institution’s director of undergraduate admissions welcomes the second round of applications.

15 Mar 2022 - 8:44PM
Wang Haitao of China plays a stone in the wheelchair curling gold medal game against Sweden. Photo: AP

China’s wheelchair curling team defeat Sweden to defend gold

Defending champion China bagged the wheelchair curling gold at the Beijing 2022 Paralympics Winter Games on Saturday after defeating Sweden 8-3 at the National Aquatics Centre.

12 Mar 2022 - 5:47PM
Liu Mengtao celebrates winning the gold medal after the men’s para biathlon 12.5km sitting event. Photo: dpa

Liu Mengtao becomes China’s first Para biathlete to win three medals

Liu Mengtao and Zhang Mengqiu continue to dominate on day 7 of Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics, hauling in more gold medals for China.

11 Mar 2022 - 6:35PM
Ukraine’s delegation shows a banner reading ‘peace for all’ as they hold a moment of silence and speak to the media at the Beijing Winter Paralympic Games at the Zhangjiakou Athletes’ Village. Photo: AFP

Tearful Ukraine Paralympics team pay tribute to country’s fallen

Ukraine delegation calls for peace at Beijing 2022 Winter Games, as gold medallist Grygorii Vovchkynskyi expresses disbelief over Russia ‘bombing our children and women’.

10 Mar 2022 - 6:28PM
Gold medallist Brian McKeever (let) of Canada and his guide Russell Kennedy celebrate after the Para Cross-Country Skiing Men’s Sprint Sitting Free Technique Vision Impaired Final. Photo: Xinhua

Slushy snow and T-shirts for athletes as Winter Paralympics feels the heat

Weather compared to Norway in July as temperatures nudge a balmy 17 Celsius degrees (63 degrees Fahrenheit), with warm weather catching skiers off guard.

9 Mar 2022 - 4:55PM
Anastasiia Laletina of Ukraine in action during the Para Biathlon - Women’s Sprint Sitting. Photo: Reuters

Ukrainian Paralympian out of Beijing Games after her father seized by Russians

Anastasiia Laletina withdraws from biathlon middle distance event after hearing her father had been captured by invading soldiers.

9 Mar 2022 - 12:36PM
China’s Zhu Daqing and guide Yan Hanhan after the Beijing Winter Paralympic Game Para Alpine skiing women’s downhill vision impaired qualifier event at the National Alpine Skiing Center in Yanqing. Photo: Xinhua

Liu and Guo win China’s first Winter Paralympics golds, hosts smash record

Liu Zixu switched from Para archery to clinch China’s second-ever Winter Paralympics gold, as 100m sprinter turned silver medallist Alpine skier Zhu Daqing says ‘I think I can overcome any difficulties now’.

5 Mar 2022 - 8:27PM
Grace Miller of the United States competing during the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang. Photo: Getty Images

Who is China-born US Winter Paralympian Grace Miller?

Adopted by an Alaskan in Guangzhou, the 22-year-old Team USA cross-country skier is ready to impress in her second Winter Games.

4 Mar 2022 - 12:30PM
Chinese freestyle skiers Wang Xindi (left) and Xu Mengtao at the Winter Olympic. Photo: Weibo / Wang Xindi

Winter Olympics skiing stars Xu and Wang are China’s new athlete power couple

Xu Mengtao, a Beijing gold medallist and considered one of the greatest aerial skiers of all time, posts photos on social media with Wang Xindi.

28 Feb 2022 - 9:37AM
Adrian Yung in action at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong Olympians target city’s first medal at Asian Ski Championships

Adrian Yung Yung and Audrey King will form part of four-member Hong Kong squad at the regional competition this weekend.

23 Feb 2022 - 5:12PM
Eileen Gu celebrates after winning half-pipe gold in Beijing. Photo: Reuters

What’s next for China’s Olympic golden girl Eileen Gu?

After her historic two golds and one silver at Beijing 2022, California-born Gu now looks ready to slide from the Olympic podium into being one of China’s biggest stars.

18 Apr 2022 - 5:20PM
Hong Kong flag-bearer Sidney Chu and other team representatives at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong squad to miss Winter Olympics closing ceremony

Skater Sidney Chu and skiers Audrey King and Adrian Yung Hau-tsuen have already left the Athletes’ Village with training camps and competitions around the corner.

20 Feb 2022 - 3:19PM
US skier Mikaela Shiffrin (centre) and her teammates stay warm with blankets after losing their semi-final in the mixed team parallel skiing event on Sunday. Photo: AP

American Mikaela Shiffrin ends Beijing campaign without a medal

Two-time gold medallist finds form in the quarter-finals but the USA were beaten for the bronze medal by Norway.

20 Feb 2022 - 1:08PM
Eileen Gu is China’s golden girl at the Winter Olympics. Photo: Reuters

Golden girl Eileen Gu soars as figure skating pair set world record

The 18-year-old is the first athlete to win medals in three different freestyle skiing disciplines after her big air gold and slopestyle silver.

18 Apr 2022 - 5:20PM
Hong Kong short-track speedskater Sidney Chu in a training session before the Beijing Winter Olympic Games men’s 500m short-track event at the Capital Indoor Stadium. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong government’s ice rink plans ‘surreal’, Olympic skater Chu says

Beijing Games competitor Sidney Chu and Hong Kong’s first Winter Olympian Christy Ren outline how short-track speedskating would benefit from an international standard ice rink, from grass roots to elite level.

19 Feb 2022 - 12:27AM
Olympic champion Eileen Gu with her grandmother. Photo: Instagram

Gu expects Chinese granny to ask, ‘come on Eileen, what’s the big deal?’

Teenager has become the face of the Games and will be favourite to win a second gold at the half-pipe finals on Friday, but says her grandmother will be ‘unimpressed’ by the attention she receives and ‘still hasn’t accepted that I’m a professional skier’.

18 Apr 2022 - 5:20PM
Qi Guangpu celebrates with the China flag after winning the men’s freeski aerials. Photo: Xinhua

Qi Guangpu finally wins gold for China in his fourth Winter Games

The 31-year-old Qi scores a stunning 129 in his final jump to win by a clear margin and give China their seventh gold medal of the Winter Games.

16 Feb 2022 - 11:57PM
(From left) Hong Kong Winter Olympians Sidney Chu, Adrian Yung Hau-tsuen, chef de mission Karl Kwok Chi-leung and Audrey King at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games at the Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre. Photo: HKSF&OC

Hong Kong, China to ‘strengthen winter sports ties’ after Beijing Olympics

With Hong Kong’s first international-standard ice skating rink still in the works, Hong Kong’s Beijing Winter Olympics chef de mission Karl Kwok targets more cross-border training and ‘snow sports tourism’.

16 Feb 2022 - 6:04PM