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Unveiling Ceremony of Olympic House officiated by Count Jacques Rogge, IOC President

11.07.2005

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Count Jacques Rogge was the officiating guest of the Unveiling Ceremony of Olympic House.

At 3:00 p.m., Count Rogge arrived at the ex-Sports House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay and officiated the Unveiling Ceremony of Olympic House. Opened in April 1994, Sports House was intended to be the hub of Hong Kong’s sports administration community and nowadays a total of 44 Hong Kong’s National Sports Associations locate themselves in this prestigious facility.

Sports House was formally handed over to the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China as their headquarters in December 2004. After the change over of the administration of Sports House to the Federation, a series of educational courses and seminars in sports, for the good of the local and international community have been organized.

In honor of the visit of Count Rogge to Hong Kong, Sports House has been renamed as Olympic House on 11 July 2005 when Count Rogge officially unveiled Olympic House to celebrate the occasion.

At the ceremony, the Hon. Timothy T. T. Fok, President of SF&OC, and Count Rogge both have delivered speeches followed by a short film show on the history of Olympic House. After that, Count Rogge unveiled the Plaque and Sports House was officially renamed as Olympic House.

The whole ceremony lasted for around half an hour and the masters of ceremony were celebrities Ms. Wong On Ki and Mr. Conroy Chan.

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Issued by: Secretariat, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 11 July 2005