Posts Tagged ‘sport’
Skateboarding is set to become an official Olympic sport at the Tokyo games in 2020 but skaters are ambivalent about the development – they’re worried this will hurt skateboarding’s freestyle street culture.
Kayakers, stand-up paddle boarders, and rowers have explored Hong Kong’s spectacular coastal scenery for years, but increasing amounts of rubbish and pollution means those marine paradises are far from unspoiled.
Eastern’s Chan Yuen-ting sacrificed her studies in pursuit of football, and now she’s both the youngest head coach, and the first female head coach of a top-tier local team.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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’.