Organized by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (the Federation), 2012 Olympic Day cum Olympic Day Run (ODR) was successfully held today (24 June 2012) at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Through this event, the Federation would like to promote a healthy lifestyle, at the same time, cheers to all Hong Kong athletes to the 2012 London Olympic Games that will be officially opened on 27 July 2012.
The Federation was honored to have invited the Hon. Timothy T.T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation and Mr. Bobby CHENG, JP, Deputy Director of Leisure and Cultural Services (Leisure Services), to officiate the Opening Ceremony. In addition, Mr. Jonathan McKINLEY, JP, Deputy Secretary of Home Affairs, 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 present for the Opening and kick off ceremonies.
The annual event had been running for 26 years. Since 1987, the Federation has been organizing the ODR annually at late June to celebrate the formation of International Olympic Committee, at the same time, promote “Sport for All” concept to the community. 2012 ODR was well received with a new enrolment record of 5,000 participants, including 23 corporate teams. Our National Sports Associations and our meritorious athletes had also formed teams in the Run, running for joy in the 5.6 km route to set examples to the public in leading a healthy lifestyle. Hong Kong Celebrities Ms. Annie LIU, Mr. Wilfred LAU, DJ Ms. Josephine NG and retired swimming athlete Ms. Sherry TSAI Hiu Wai had also participated in the event to cheer for all participants, share their sports experience and encourage the Hong Kong citizens staying fit and active.
Same as last year, after the fun run, a lucky draw was taken place with Shun Hing Group giving out Panasonic audio visual products, while Hong Kong Disneyland Resort presented multi-sets of 1-Day Standard Day Tickets as prizes, with value over HK$115,000 (Trade Promotion Competition Licence no.: 38368). Also, to add to the event with a sport carnival atmosphere, game booths, marching band performances, dance performances, cheering team performance and rope skipping demonstration were also included in the programme of the day. This year, Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd., our Gold Sponsor had invited one of the local famous singing group C AllStar, together with DJ Mr. Danny SO Yiu Chung, retired Triathlon athlete Mr. Daniel LEE Chi Wo and serving Athletic athlete Ms. YIU Kit Ching to play games with the participants and encourage them to share the fun of Olympic Day.
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; Co-organizer, Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association; last but not least, Xtep International Holdings Limited and Bonaqua being the Official Partner of 2012 ODR.
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 24 June 2012