Organized by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (the Federation), 2011 Olympic Day cum Olympic Day Run (ODR), being one of the major celebration event of the Federation’s 60th Anniversary, was successfully held today (26 June 2011) at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
Mr. Tony YUE, MH JP, Chairman of 2011 ODR Organizing Committee said that it was honoured to have invited the Hon. Timothy T.T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation and Mrs. Betty FUNG, JP, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services Department to officiate at the Opening Ceremony. In addition, representative of the Home Affairs Bureau, Gold Sponsor Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd., Silver Sponsor Shun Hing Group, Venue Sponsor Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Co-organizer Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association were also presented for the Opening and kick off ceremonies.
Since 1987, the Federation organizes ODR annually at the end of June to celebrate the formation of International Olympic Committee, at the same time, promote “Sport for All” among the community. 2011 ODR received active responses with more than 4,600 participants enrolled, including 26 corporate teams. Other than the support from sponsors and partner organizations, our National Sports Associations had also formed teams in the Run to celebrate the event. Our meritorious athletes had formed the SF&OC team and ran for joy in the 5.6 km routing with all the runners, setting a good icon to the public in leading a healthy lifestyle. After the fun run, a lucky draw was taken place and Shun Hing Group gave out valuable audio visual products as prizes (Trade Promotion Competition Licence no.: 36352).
Same as last year, after the fun run, a sport carnival with game booths, marching band performances, dance performances and sport demonstration were also included in the programme of Olympic Day. Gold Sponsor Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. had invited the celebrities I Love You Boyz and youth Triathlon athletes Ms. Vincci HUI and Mr. LAW Leong Tim to play games with our participants and gave out telecommunication products as prizes.
This year, the Federation had strengthened the education element of Olympic Day by offering half price subsidy to 270 secondary school students to participate in the Disney Youth Education Series Program. The Federation would like to take this opportunity to encourage the youth to implement the theme of Olympic Day, to “Move, Learn and Discover” in the daily life through this programme.
In this occasion, the Federation would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Leisure and Cultural Services Department being the subventing organization; our Gold Sponsor, Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd., our Silver Sponsor, Shun Hing Group; Venue Sponsor, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort; Event Co-organizer, Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association; last but not least, Xtep (China) Co. Ltd. and Swire Coca-Cola being the Event Sponsor of 2011 ODR.
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 26 June 2011