Supported by BOCHK Charitable Foundation as the Title Sponsor, organized by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (The Federation) and subvented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the nominations for “Bank of China Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards 2012” (Awards) have commenced today (16 November 2012). The Federation organized the Announcement Press Conference at Olympic House today to announce the details of the Awards, with the presence of Mr. Timothy T. T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation, Mr. PANG Chung, SBS, BBS, Hon. Secretary General of the Federation and Ms. Vivien C.C. LAU, BBS, JP, Chairperson of the 2012 Bank of China Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards Organizing Committee. Past winners of the Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards including Ms. AU Sin Ying (Fencing), Ms. GENG Xiaoling MH (Wushu) and Mr. WU Siu Hong, MH (Tenpin Bowling) also attended the Press Conference.
Ms. LAU, Chairperson of the 2012 Bank of China Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards Organizing Committee first introduced the details of the Awards and amended rules and regulations at per Appendix I. The three athletes accompanied President FOK, Mr. PANG and Ms. LAU to announce the three important dates of the Awards:
Nomination Period : 16 November 2012 – 15 December 2012
Online Public Voting : 19 January 2013 – 18 February 2013
Awards Presentation Ceremony : 14 March 2013
To encourage public involvement and active participation in this annual prestigious event, the Federation will continue to organize the public voting through the website and also through a new initiative means, the Awards smartphones applications (Apps), to allow the citizens to get access to the nominees’ profile easily and cast their votes anytime. Details of Online Public Voting will be announced at the Public Voting Announcement Press Conference on Saturday, 19 January 2013.
The results of the Awards will be announced in the Awards Presentation Ceremony cum Spring Dinner of the Federation on Thursday, 14 March 2013 at the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Lastly, the Federation would like to take this opportunity to express its heartfelt gratitude to the following organizations for their full support, including BOCHK Charitable Foundation, being the Title Sponsor for seven consecutive years, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Subvented Organization, Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd., the Gold Sponsor, Shun Hing Group, the Silver Sponsor, Ming Pao Newspapers Limited, the Media Partner and Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933), the Official Partner.
Please refer to Appendix II for the details of the Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards.
For more details about Bank of China Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards 2012, please visit our website at http://sportstar2012.hkolympic.org.
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 16 November 2012