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, “Bank of China Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards 2012” (Awards) held a Public Voting Announcement Press Conference at Times Square, Causeway Bay today (19 January 2013), to kick off the public voting activity of the Awards. With the presence of Mr. Timothy T. T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation, Mr. Bobby CHENG Kam Wing, JP, Deputy Director of the Leisure & Cultural Services, Mr. KAI Chi On, General Manager, Corporate Services Department, Bank of China (Hong Kong), Mr. PANG Chung, SBS, BBS, Hon. Secretary General of the Federation and Ms. Vivien C.C. LAU, BBS, JP, Vice President of the Federation cum Chairperson of the 2012 Bank of China Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards Organizing Committee, and many nominees attended the Press Conference to call for Hong Kong public to cast their votes for their sports stars.
This year, the Federation received a total of 126 nominations from 40 National Sports Associations competing for the six awards categories, of which four categories would be opened for public voting, namely the “Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards”, “Hong Kong Junior Sports Stars Awards”, “Hong Kong Sports Stars Award for Team Only Sport”, and “Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards for Team Event”. In particular, the athlete who wins the highest votes among the eight winners of the “Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards” will also be awarded the “Bank of China (Hong Kong) - Best of the Best Hong Kong Sports Stars Award”. The results of these awards will be announced in the Awards Presentation Ceremony on 14 March 2013.
The public can download the newly developed “BOCHK Sportstars2012” mobile application, or visit the official website at http://sportstar2012.hkolympic.org from now until 18 February 2013 to cast their votes. Each voter would automatically enter into the Lucky Draw. Lucky winners will receive free spending credit for the "BOC CUP Dual Currency Credit Card" sponsored by BOC Credit Card, and Panasonic household appliances, with total valued over HK$25,000 (Trade Promotion Competition License no.: 40104).
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.
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 19 January 2013
Public Voting Website: http://sportstar2012.hkolympic.org/publicVotings
iPhone App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sports-stars/id592027059?ls=1&mt=8