19 November 2013, Hong Kong: The Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (The Federation) organized an Announcement Press Conference at Olympic House today (19 November 2013) to disseminate the details of the Samsung 2013 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards (Awards). Special VIPs included Mr. PANG Chung, SBS, BBS, Hon. Secretary General of the Federation, Ms. Vivien C.C. LAU, BBS, JP, Chairperson of the Samsung 2013 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards Organizing Committee and Mr. Lawrence CHOW, Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd., Title Sponsor of the Awards.
Awardees of the Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards 2012 present included Miss LEE Wai Sze (Cycling), Mr. WONG Kam Po (Cycling), Miss CHAN Hei Man Hayley Victoria (Windsurfing), 22nd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships Men’s Team and Hong Kong Rugby Football Union Men's Sevens.
Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards has always been recognized as an annual “Oscar Sports Event” of Hong Kong. This year, the Federation is honoured to have staunch support for the first time from Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd., as the Title Sponsor, who would be collaborating even closer with the Federation in the coming five years. Besides the subvention from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and other sponsors rendered their continuous financial backing for the event. The Press Conference was successfully kicked-off and the nominations from all member NSAs of the Federation would commence today. In the Press Conference, Mr. PANG, Ms. LAU and Mr. CHOW, accompanied by the attending awardees of 2012, announced the three important dates of the Awards:
Public Voting Announcement Press Conference : 12 January 2014
Public Voting Period : 12 January 2014 – 12 February 2014
Awards Presentation Ceremony : 13 March 2014
To encourage public involvement and active participation in this event, the Federation will continue to organize the public voting through the website. Details of public voting will be announced at the Public Voting Announcement Press Conference on Sunday, 12 January 2014.
The results of the Awards will be announced in the Awards Presentation Ceremony cum Spring Dinner of the Federation on Thursday, 13 March 2014 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 Title Sponsor, Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd., the subvented organization Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Silver Sponsor, Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund, Media Partner, Ming Pao Newspapers Limited, Principal Official Partner, New World Development Company Limited, and Official Partners Korean Air and P&G Hong Kong Ltd.
Please refer to Appendix for the details of the Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards.
Website of the Samsung 2013 Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards: http://sportstar2013.hkolympic.org
Issued by: Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
Date: 19 November 2013