Posts Tagged ‘sport’

Fasten Your Seatbelt

Fasten Your Seatbelt

There is no denying that car-racing in Hong Kong has been in the doldrums in recent years. While nearby Macau hosts an annual Grand Prix, Hong Kong does not even have a car-race track. Few are aware of the city’s glorious racing past, but now, some local motorsports enthusiasts are planning to revive car and kart racing in Hong Kong.

Enjoy Outdoor Fun Inside

Enjoy Outdoor Fun Inside

Hong Kong may have been battered by hail this spring, but snow remains a fantasy in our sub-tropical climate. Still, help is on hand for those who want to practice their skiing. Play is a massive indoor sports centre that offers dry slope skiing and snowboarding, as well as baseball and softball.

A Hard Ride to Success

A Hard Ride to Success

Horseracing is not just about gambling. It is a demanding and dangerous sport that requires discipline and determination but the rewards can be substantial. As Varsity learns, every year, hundreds of youngsters compete for the 10 to 20 chances to become an apprentice jockey.

Boccia – A Game with No Barriers

Boccia – A Game with No Barriers

Boccia is a ball game that can be played by the able-bodied, the disabled and the elderly. It’s a paralympic sport in which Hong Kong has an impressive track record. Yet few in Hong Kong have heard of it. Varsity takes a closer look.

Attitude the Key to Conquering Altitudes

Attitude the Key to Conquering Altitudes

John Tsang Chi-sing, one of Hong Kong’s top mountaineers talks to Varsity about the life lessons he learned up on some of the world’s highest and most treacherous peaks, and on why you can never be too old to achieve your dreams.

Wheelchair Athletes Call for Better Sports Facilities

Wheelchair Athletes Call for Better Sports Facilities

Hong Kong’s successful Paralympics athletes are widely lauded by the government and in the media for their inspiring achievements. But little is heard about sporting needs of ordinary disabled people. Here, they tell Varsity about the problems they face in finding venues to train and the hurdles they encounter with the lack of facilities that cater to their needs.

Running into the Light

Running into the Light

Kim Mok Kim-ming lost his sight as a teenager. But instead of letting his blindness hinder his life, Mok has become a trailblazer for the blind in the fields of information technology, social work and athletics. Next, he plans to take on the 100 kilometre hike, Trailwalker. Varsity catches up with the ‘Fearless Dragon’.

The World is your Racetrack

The World is your Racetrack

Attracted by routes that take them through city centres and past scenic sights, more and more Hong Kong runners are participating in overseas marathons.

Stepping down from the podium

Stepping down from the podium

The Hong Kong Athletes Career & Education Programme was set up to help retired athletes further their studies and find jobs. But critics worry the criteria for eligibility are too stringent for most to benefit and only the medallists will qualify.

Cycling: Not just for fun

Cycling: Not just for fun

Cycling in Hong Kong is more than a hobby, it’s also a lifestyle choice. Varsity meets competitive child cycle racers and commuters who battle Hong Kong’s traffic-choked roads to cycle to work.
By Liz Yuen