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2016 Olympic Day - Olympic “Fun” Run was Concluded Successfully!

19.06.2016

2016 Olympic Day - Olympic “Fun” Run (OFR) was concluded successfully at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort today (19 June 2016). Since 1987, the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (the Federation) organized the OFR annually to celebrate the establishment of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and to promote the idea of “Sport for All”.

 

The Federation was honored to have Mr. Timothy T.T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation and Ms. Michelle LI, JP, Director of Leisure and Culture Services to officiate at the Opening Ceremony. In addition, The Hon MA Fung Kwok, SBS, JP, government officials, elected officers of the Federation and representatives of the event sponsors were also present for the opening and kick- off ceremonies.
 

With the enthusiastic responses from the public, OFR was well received with around 4,000 participants, including 30 corporate teams. Our National Sports Associations, government departments and sponsors had also formed teams in the Run, running for joy in the 5.6 km route. In addition, a new event – Family Run is organized this year to encourage both parents and children to participate in sports event together. Hong Kong celebrity Miss Jacqueline WONG and Tenpin Bowling athlete Mr. WU Siu Hong had also participated in the event to cheer up for all participants and share their sports experience with the participants, staying fit and active.

 

After the Run, a lucky draw was taken place with Samsung Electronics H.K. Company Limited giving out Samsung wireless communication products, Shun Hing Group giving out Panasonic audio visual products, whereas Hong Kong Disneyland Resort presented multi-sets of 1-Day Tickets as prizes, with a total value of around HK$220,000 (Trade Promotion Competition Licence no.: 47059). Also, sports demonstrations and game booths were included in the programme of Olympic Day to increase the Olympic and carnival atmosphere. In addition, since Olympic Games will be held at Rio Brazil in August 2016, a set of Olympic-themed display panel was placed at the venue in order to promote Olympic-related knowledge and raise public awareness on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Mr. Kenneth FOK, Chef de Mission (Cdm) of Hong Kong, China Delegation to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has broadcasted this event in his Cdm Facebook today. Mr. FOK will share the latest news about the Delegation, behind the scene in Rio, etc. Like his Facebook page “RioHkgCdm” (www.facebook.com/RioHkgCdm).

On this occasion, the Federation would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Leisure and Cultural Services Department who subvents the OFR and Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association who assists in the Run. Appreciation also goes to the Gold Sponsor, Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Limited; the Silver Sponsor, Shun Hing Group; the Venue Sponsor, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort; the

Official Sports Apparel Partner, FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited; the Principal Official Partner, New World Development Company Limited; and the Official Drink, Aquarius Electrolytes Replenishment Drink, for their generous support to the event.

Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 19 June 2016