Organized by the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (the Federation), 2013 Olympic Day cum Olympic Day Run (ODR) was successfully held today (23 June 2013) at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
The Federation was honored to have invited Mr. Timothy T.T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation and Mrs. Betty FUNG, JP, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, to officiate at the Opening Ceremony. In addition, government officials, elected officers of the Federation, representatives of the sponsors of the 2013 ODR were also present for the opening and kick off ceremonies.
Since 1987, the Federation has been organizing the ODR annually at late June to celebrate the formation of International Olympic Committee, at the same time, promote “Sport for All” to the community. In support of the HKSAR Government, the Federation also take part as one of the partners of the “Hong Kong: Our Home” Campaign by this event. 2013 ODR, being a supporting event of “Vibrant Hong Kong”, would like to convey through sport the vitality and positive energy to the community, to make Hong Kong a more enjoyable city and that enhance Hong Kong citizens’ sense of belongings.
With the enthusiastic responses from the public, 2013 ODR was well received with its full capacity of 5,000 participants before the enrollment deadline, including 26 corporate teams. Our National Sports Associations and our meritorious athletes had also formed teams in the Run, running for joy in the 5.6 km route to set examples to the public in leading a healthy lifestyle. Hong Kong celebrities Ms. Mag LAM, Mr. Hubert WU and retired athletes had also participated in the event to cheer up for all participants, and share their sports experience with the Hong Kong citizens, staying fit and active.
After the fun run, a lucky draw was taken place with Shun Hing Group, giving out Panasonic audio visual products, while Hong Kong Disneyland Resort presented multi-sets of 1-Day Tickets as prizes, with a total value of over HK$125,000 (Trade Promotion Competition Licence no.: 40743). Also, to add on a carnival atmosphere, game booths, magic, music and dance performances were also included in the programme of Olympic Day. This year, Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd., our Gold Sponsor had invited artist Mr. James NG and serving Badminton athlete Ms. YIP Pui Yin to play games with the participants and encourage them to share the funs of Olympic Day.
In this occasion, the Federation would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Leisure and Cultural Services Department being the subventing organization; our Gold Sponsor: Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd.; our Silver Sponsor: Shun Hing Group; Venue Sponsor: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort; Co-organizer: Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association; last but not least, Xtep International Holdings Limited and Bonaqua being the Official Partners of 2013 ODR.
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 23 June 2013