The London Olympic Mainland Gold Medallists Delegation (the Delegation) consists of 70 members, including 47 Gold medallists and 23 coaches and officials visited Hong Kong between 24 – 26 August 2012. At the afternoon of the second day of their visit, the Delegation attended the Lunch Reception hosted by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (the Federation) at Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong.
The Federation was honored to have invited Mr. LIU Peng, the Minister of the General Administration of Sport of China cum Chef de Mission of the Delegation and The Hon. Timothy T.T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation to deliver a speech at the ceremony. Other distinguished guests, included Mr. TSANG Tak-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for Home Affairs, Mrs. Betty FUNG, JP, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Mr. PANG Chung, SBS, the Hon Secretary General of the Federation. The London 2012 Olympic Games Hong Kong, China Delegation members were also present at the Reception.
The Hon. Timothy T.T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation congratulated the Delegation on the outstanding results by winning 88 medals including 38 gold medals in 13 sports events at the London Olympic Games. He expressed his heartfelt appreciation for the Delegation’s three-day visit to Hong Kong, allowing the Hong Kong citizen to have a chance to catch a glimpse of the Gold Medallists of the Mainland, at the same time to share the joy pride with them. He hoped that Hong Kong to have a continued and closer relationship with the Mainland in the future to facilitate elite sports development, striving for the best sports performances in the international arena.
Taking this opportunity, the Federation would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government being the co-organizer; and the General Administration of Sport of China for their kind arrangement for the three-day visit to Hong Kong. Last but not least, the Federation would like to convey our special thanks to the sponsors for their support to this Lunch Reception, including JM Rental Limited, Kent & Curwen, Links of London, P&G Hong Kong Ltd., Shun Hing Group, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Shun Tak Holdings Limited for sponsoring the chartered TurboJET ferry for the Delegation to Macao.
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 25 August 2012