Hong Kong, 21 February 2011 - Winners of the “Bank of China Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards 2010” were being acclaimed in a spectacular Oscars-style Awards Presentation Ceremony tonight at the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Among the prestigious presenters were Mr. LI Gang, Deputy Director, Liaison Officer of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mr. YU Zaiqing , Vice Minister of the General Administration of Sport of China, IOC Vice President and Chinese Olympic Committee Vice President and Officiating VIPs, the Hon. Timothy T. T. FOK, GBS, JP, IOC Member and President of the Federation; Mr. TSANG Tak Sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for Home Affairs and Mdm. ZHU Yanlai, Assistant Chief Executive of Bank of China (Hong Kong) as well as Olympic Gymnastics Gold Medalist YANG Wei, high ranking government officials and VIPs from the culture and entertainment sectors of the community. Entering its 11th year the Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards is even a more glamourous gala this year being the first event to kick off the celebration of our Federation’s 60th Anniversary.
This year’s event was most competitive. In 2010, outstanding achievements were attained by all nominees in 16th Asian Games and 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou respectively. All nominees truly deserved the honor and recognition for their excellent performance which help to raise Hong Kong status to an even higher level in the international sports arena.
Having gone through the vetting process by the Vetting Committee and Judging Panel with the support of the Sports Media plus the enthusiastic response from Public Voting, “Asian Cycling Legend” WONG Kam Po, won the title for the eighth time beside winning for the third time the most coveted “Bank of China (Hong Kong) Best of the Best Hong Kong Sports Stars Award” by attaining the highest votes among the Sports Stars. “Snooker Golden Boy” Marco FU Ka Chun came second on the list, also winning the title for fourth time. Swimmer LEUNG Shu Hang from Sports for Intellectually Disabled and Windsurfer CHAN King Yin won the title for third time. Last year’s “Bank of China (Hong Kong) Best of the Best Hong Kong Sports Stars Award” winner Steven WONG and Wheelchair Fencer YU Chui Yee were also on the list for second time. AU Sin Yin from Fencing and GENG Xiao Ling from Wushu made their debuts among the Awardees.
Following their success in 2008, Rugby Seven Men Team clinched the “Hong Kong Sports Stars Award for Team Only Sport” for the second time. In the “Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards for Team Event” category, the Awards went to the Hong Kong Women Snooker Team and the Women’s Wheelchair Fencing Team.
This year’s Awards received a total of 164 nominations from 34 National Sports Associations (NSAs), with 142 athletes competing for “individual awards”, 4 teams for “team only sport” award and 18 teams for “team events awards”. 23 awards were shared by 11 NSAs, with Hong Kong Cycling Association sweeping the most awards. Orienteering Association of Hong Kong on the other hand, for the first time attained two awards in this renowned event.
Last but not least, the Federation would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to all those who have contributed to the success of this event including but not limited to our Title Sponsor, BOCHK Charitable Foundation, Subvented Organization Leisure & Cultural Services Department, Gold Sponsor Samsung Electronics H. K. Co. Ltd., Silver Sponsor Shun Hing Group, Official Partner Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933), Official Sponsor FusionExcel International and Media Partner Ming Pao Newspapers Limited. Without their support and generous contribution, this event would not have been such an immense success.
The awardees list and winners’ profiles of the Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards can be downloaded from the Federation official website at www.hkolympic.org or Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards 2010 official website at http://sportstar2010.hkolympic.org. Public is welcomed to visit our website and share the joy and glories with the Hong Kong Athletes!
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 21 February 2011
Appendix: Awardees List of Bank of China Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards 2010
Winners’ Profiles of “Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards” of Bank of China Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards 2010