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Kickoff Ceremony of the Virtual Torch Relay for the 2013 Asian Youth Games– Hong Kong Leg


The Kickoff Ceremony of the Virtual Torch Relay for the 2013 Asian Youth Games (AYG) – Hong Kong Leg concluded successfully at Board Room, Olympic House at Causeway Bay on 18 June 2013. In this afternoon, Mr. Timothy T.T. FOK, GSB, JP, President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China    (the Federation) and Elected Officers of the Federation officiated at the Kickoff Ceremony.

Aiming at promoting AYG, the Organizing Committee of Nanjing Asian Youth Games (NAYGOC) had launched the Virtual Torch Relay on 8 May 2013 on the web. The Virtual Torch has passed through many participating cities or regions in the past one month. The Kickoff Ceremony hosted today to show the virtual torch will reach   Hong Kong on 19 June 2013. The virtual torch could be browsed at the official website at Please gather your friends and relations to support this event. By playing the games in this website, you may be able to win the first or second prize (e.g. smart phones or tablets provided by the Organizing Committee).

This year, the Federation would send a relatively large contingent to participate in 2013 AYG in August. Through the participation of AYG, it was a great experience for our young athletes to sharpen their skills and enhance their experience through competitions at the highest level internationally. It is envisaged that our young athletes would live up to our expectation and achieve outstanding results in the Games.

The Federation would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the Home Affairs Bureau for its funding support to Hong Kong Delegation for attending international multi-sports Games in the past years. Special thanks should also go to FILA Marketing (Hong Kong) Limited for its sponsorship of sportswear. Lastly, the Federation would like to take this chance to wish Nanjing great success in hosting the 2013 Asian Youth Games soon.


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Issued By:       Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China

Issue Date:      18 June 2013