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Schwarzenegger's festival coming to expo

Arnold Classic Asia will make its debut at AsiaWorld-Expo in August.

The Arnold Sports Festival has chosen Hong Kong as the permanent home for its Asia edition.

Launched by actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger, the world’s largest annual multisport festival will be held at AsiaWorld-Expo from August 19–21. Titled Arnold Classic Asia, it will feature unique, nonstop competitions and interactive workshops from more than 20 sports.

“While internationally known as a business hub in the center of Asia, Hong Kong has diversity even in sport, making it the ideal city to unite the Asian sports community at one event,” said Mr. Schwarzenegger, who will lead the festival in person.

There will be mental sports such as chess and Rubik’s Cube, bodybuilding sports such as rope skipping, arm wrestling, weightlifting, cycling, yoga and rowing, as well as Chinese martial arts such as tai chi.

Hong Kong airport leads Asia in connections

Hong Kong International Airport connects to 147 cities globally via direct flights.

Hong Kong was named Asia’s most connected city that operates an international airport, according to transportation data business Rome2rio in its Global Connectivity Ranking. In terms of global connectivity, Hong Kong ranked 20th out of more than 1,200 cities.

The ranking took into account the number of direct flights to an international destination, as direct flights reflect the importance of the relationship between two locations.

Global transit data in the 22 months, ending with January, showed that Hong Kong connected directly to 147 cities. London topped the list with a global connectivity of 351 cities.

Female soccer coach makes world history

Coach Chan Yuen-ting

Chan Yuen-ting, the 27-year-old coach of the Eastern Football Team in Hong Kong, received recognition from the Guinness World Records for becoming the first female to lead a top-flight men's team to a league title.

Ms. Chan led her team to the premier league title in April, beating all-time championships leader South China 2-1.

She is also the first female head coach in Hong Kong and one of only a few women in the world helming a male soccer team.

Ms. Chan was recently named Coach of the Year for her accomplishments by the Hong Kong Football Association.

MacLehose Trail named among world's best

Hikers along Hong Kong's MacLehose Trail.

The National Geographic Society has named the MacLehose Trail in Hong Kong as one of the world’s best hikes.

The 62-mile trail connects eight picturesque country parks in the New Territories.

Opened in 1979 and named after former Governor Sir Murray MacLehose, an avid hiker, the trail is divided into 10 sections, starting at the eastern beaches and winding past Tai Mo Shan, the highest peak in the area. It takes five or six days for an average hiker to complete the entire trail.

 


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