The Hong Kong, China Delegation to the Astana-Almaty 7th Asian Winter Games (7th AWG) departed on 28 January 2011 arriving Astana, Kazakhstan today (29 January 2011) for the Welcome Ceremony held in open area of Duman Entertainment Center with the attendance of The Hon. Timothy FOK, GBS, JP, Vice President of Olympic Council of Asia cum President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (the Federation) and Mr. Ronnie WONG, JP, Chef de Mission of the Hong Kong, China Delegation to the 7th AWG.
In the Ceremony, Mr. FOK thanked the Organizing Committee for the warm hospitality and Mr. WONG representing the Hong Kong, China Delegation presented a souvenir to the representative of the Organizing Committee as a token of thanks. The Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony of 7th AWG will be held on 30 January in Astana and 6 February 2011 in Almaty respectively. Hong Kong sent a team of 3 athletes participating in Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating. The athletes are Mr. LEE Harry Hau Yin (Figure Skating); Mr. LUI Pan To Barton and Ms. WANG Xinyue (Short Track Speed Skating).
The Federation would like to take this opportunity to wish the athletes every success in AWG and return home with glory. Meanwhile, we would also like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the support of sports uniform sponsor, FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited.
Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
29 January 2011